Gardens of Light (& Delight!)

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…

We saw the man on the moon…

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…

and pathways of delight…

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

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18 Responses to Gardens of Light (& Delight!)

  1. My Carmel says:

    So beautiful! Happy New Year 2020 Virginia! Much love and many blessings to you and your loved ones! Cheers from Canada! ❀ :*

  2. Cjo says:

    Just gorgeous pictures…

  3. Dewin Nefol says:

    A truly impressive fest Virginia: ’tis a magical flight of mesmerising delight when night is lit bright with light πŸ˜€

    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 πŸ˜€

    Happy New Year 2020 Virginia: may it bring abundance in all you desire.

    DN

  4. Michelle says:

    What a beautiful place!!

  5. Debbie says:

    Such gorgeous colors! Thank you for sharing your visit, Virginia, and Happy New Year to you and yours!

  6. 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.

    • Virginia says:

      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! πŸ™‚

  7. JOY journal says:

    Beautiful!! Have a blessed start to the New Year!

  8. jonicaggiano says:

    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 πŸ’• Joni

    • Virginia says:

      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. πŸ™‚

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