Botanical lights

Last night we went to the Bellevue Botanical Garden d’Lights – which is a beautiful thing to see. In this dreary time of year when our gardens are looking pretty pathetic, they create a landscape of lights. Flowers, plants, trees, and even animals are depicted in thousands of brilliant bulbs. I didn’t have my regular camera, so you’ll have to pardon these craptastic cell phone pictures – hopefully you can see past the blurriness to appreciate the artwork.

This gorgeous little vineyard was being threatened by the cutest bunny:

This pond display was fantastic. That “fountain” in the center was created with twinkling lights so it looked like moving water.

What is hard to depict is the scale. Some of these are really quite tall – the “cattails” on the right are actual size, roughly 6′ – 7′ tall.

They placed many lighted flowers where the real things bloom and grow; there were clumps of daisies, lilies, sunflowers, hyacinths, hollyhocks, red hot pokers, dahlias, and so many more. Arbors of wisteria and golden chain flowers, forsythia, flax, and flowering cherry trees. If you are in the area I highly recommend you visit; they operate on donations.

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