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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas Lights

(If you must have politics, please scroll down)

The Winter Walk of Lights at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Northern Virginia:

More images from the Winter Walk of Lights HERE.

This web site has many photos taken at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens during other seasons of the year.  This particular photo shows the gazebo in the spring.

So much beauty in the world!  I hope that you will take a few moments to explore the above links.  It seems to me that we spend too much time dwelling on politics — and the ugliness and the divisiveness thereof.


  1. "Winter" Walk of Lights.
    So they leave them on until the Vernal Equinox?

  2. Meadowlark Gardens is part of the Fairfax County Parks System. As a result, you won't find the word Christmas being used. Political correctness rules the day. **sigh**

    The above said, the displays there are outstanding.

  3. The Baltimore & National Zoo's usually do a "Zoo Light's" here every year, too. Access to a thermos full of hot cocoa is a prerequisite for attending, though... ;)

  4. That is stunning! I really need to get to the Chicago Botanical Gardens this year!

    Merry Christmas, my friend!



  5. Merry Christmas to both of you, and I hope you find lots of reasons for good cheer on Christmas day.

    I responded to your comment at my place, btw. Joyeaux Noel!

  6. Oh those are beautiful.

    Have a great weekend and a blessed Christmas AOW

    Right Truth

  7. Wow, beautiful photographs!

    Merry Christmas!


  8. Displays of lights against the night sky always cast a spell. I just do a subtle little multicolored tree in a side window and a spray of multicolored lights threaded through a wrought iron sculpture near my front door, but just that little bit really does transform the neighborhood.

    Some people criticize displays of lights as vain and a foolish waste of money.

    Not I!

    I've always seen them as sign that says the Christ Child is welcome in each home that displays Christmas lights.

  9. If it weren't for the golden lights on the tree to the left, the second photo could represent the Entrance to the Snow Queen's Palace.


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