Zooming out and about with my 80 year old energizer uncle (who still teaches as a full-time professor and is faculty advisor to 40+ students @ a college in Iowa) on Saturday we visited the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond (VA) to see their GardenFest of Lights.
A crescent moon sighting, so beautiful!
This year’s GardenFest celebrates the magic of things that fly, along with the 50 year anniversary of the moon landing…
and a magical peacock of gigantic proportions!
There was also a gigantic Christmas tree with bluebirds and blue planes. (Virginia, who loves turquoise, periwinkle, and especially bluebirds, was particularly impressed with this year’s tree!)
So much color everywhere we looked!
An “enlightened” Japanese Garden…
and purple vistas that enchanted us, tremendously~!
A “bubbly fountain” that changed colors…
All in all, an enchanting evening of lights and delight we will never forget!!
HaPpY New Year to all of you!!
grace, peace & gardens of Light
Virginia : )
“Light tomorrow with today.” Elizabeth Barrett Browning
So beautiful! Happy New Year 2020 Virginia! Much love and many blessings to you and your loved ones! Cheers from Canada! ❤ :*
HaPpY HaPpY NEW YEAR PATTY!! Wishing you lots of joy and blessings… 🙂
Thank you dear Virginia! 🙏💝🤗🎉
Just gorgeous pictures…
Thank you, Carol-Jo — HaPpY New Year to You!! 🙂
A truly impressive fest Virginia: ’tis a magical flight of mesmerising delight when night is lit bright with light 😀
The theme of this years event is superb, the creative execution is wonderful. I’m particularly taken with the Peacock but find myself drawn to the Purple Vista, and the Fountain of Green.
Still young at heart, I can tell from your commentary both you and your energizing uncle enjoyed the experience no end 😀
Happy New Year 2020 Virginia: may it bring abundance in all you desire.
Wishing you a very HaPpY HaPpY NEW YEAR, Dewin, filled with lots of joy, Purple Vistas and all things bright and wonderful. 🙂
Thank you Virginia 😀
Best wishes in all ways always for 2020!
What a beautiful place!!
It’s truly beautiful, Michelle — HaPpY New Year! 🙂
Such gorgeous colors! Thank you for sharing your visit, Virginia, and Happy New Year to you and yours!
A very blessed and HaPpY New Year to you, Debbie — big hugs! 🙂
I love these pictures-I am glad you fill your life with all sorts of beauty . . .and then share with us. I love the same colors you do -and lavender and the palest pink.
Michele, just like you fill your life with beauty and music! Wishing you a New Year filled with all that’s bright and beautiful… Blessings! 🙂
Beautiful!! Have a blessed start to the New Year!
Nora, it sounds like there’s lots to celebrate for you in this new year – big congrats on your 2nd book! 🙂
Truly beautiful thank you for sharing your adventure with us. The peacock was my favorite although the lights on all the trees were magical. Have a wonderful New Year. Love 💕 Joni
The peacock was absolutely HUGE! I liked it, too. Hope 2020 will be blessed with extra doses of God’s grace, peace, joy, hope and love for you, Joni. 🙂