Thursday, January 5, 2017

Garden Lights, Holiday Nights

Growing up, one of our annual holiday traditions was nightly drives throughout the neighborhoods to view their holiday lights. Ever since, imaginative displays of lights draw me irresistibly, and we've continued the tradition with our daughter. With an extended break before heading back to college, J suggested we see the light display at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. So on the last night before the rains arrived -- and with shirt-sleeve weather -- we headed to Midtown Atlanta.

I'll let the photos mostly speak for themselves...

Daughter J

With our tickets we received 3-D glasses. When you looked at the lighted tree below, you saw butterflies dancing around each light!

Unfortunately, my phone doesn't record in 3-D!

The 'trees' above are artificial, but most of the trees in these photos are permanent garden plantings.

A pretty garden gate...

A visiting frog in a newly formed pond!

Then through a tunnel --

This photo hints at the scale of the installation. Although this is obviously constructed, many of the trees in the ABG are this tall.

Except for under-story trees such as these.

My iPhone didn't do justice to the light displays (or could it have been the photographer? lol)

The lights weren't typical holiday-themed displays. Instead you walked through, under and above multicolor lights, more than 1 million of them!

In some areas, you seemed totally immersed in lights.

There was the occasional dragonfly...

And snowflakes to remind you that it is winter!

The canopy walk is in the background, below.

It was very crowded that night with people of all ages.

Presiding over the gardens was Mother Nature.

Thank you for visiting the garden with me! For a different view of the garden, see Through the Glass, Darkly.

Linking to:

Inspire Me Tuesday
Celebrate Your Story
Amaze Me Monday
Dishing It and Digging It
Life on Lakeshore Drive
Feathered Nest Friday
The Charm of Home
Share Your Style
Wow Us Wednesdays
Between Naps on the Porch


  1. We went to a botanical gardens lit up like this down here in FL, too!

    1. Aren't they wonderful? Thanks for visiting

  2. How pretty! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  3. Beautiful display! We live 15 minutes from Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pa. so are members. Their Christmas display of lights is wonderful as well. Thanks for the tour!!!

    1. I've always wanted to see Longwood Gardens! I imagine it was gorgeous. Thanks for dropping by

  4. These pictures are pretty and I can only imagine what it was like to see this in person. We used to take the kids are the city when they were little to see the lights. I think we enjoyed them more then they did. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great weekend.

    1. These were truly amazing. I'm glad you enjoyed the photos.


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