Monday, January 5, 2009

Garden d'Lights

Every year around Christmas, hundreds of volunteers transform Bellevue Botanical Gardens into a festival of lights. They take thousands of commerical Christmas lights and tightly bundle them to create flowers, vines, shrubs, and little critters. I have been wanting to go all season and thankfully because of the snow they extended the show through the first couple weeks of January so we could. Pictures can't capture how cool the displays are but here are a few attempts.

Some of my favorite creations were the palm trees, sunflowers, fountain, frog, monkey, squirrel, parrot, grapevines, tomato plants, and of course Willie the slug. In the clubhouse there was an 'aquarium' full of fish, plants, bubbles, crabs, and seahorses. It was amazing and I absolutely loved it. We are definitely making this a Plaster family tradition as long as we are in Seattle.


Camille said...

That looks awesome! We haven't found any light displays to match up with Temple Square out here, but I think you've found a great one! If we're ever in Seattle in December, we'll have to go. That sounds like a great Plaster family tradition!

Rick and Janae said...

Pretty fancy display to get all dressed up to see it. j/k T-minus 2 days.

Grant said...

Looks like lots of fun