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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Brookgreen Night of a Thousand Candles 12 '11

One of my favorite things to do during the holidays is to visit Botanical Gardens at night.  Quite a number of them decorate with special holiday light shows and have all kinds of family oriented holiday activities .   We visited the Lewis Ginter Gardens in Richmod on this trip, but Brookgreen Gardens  in Pawleys Island SC  is still  my favorite.
Dec 3rd  was the opening night of Brookgreen Gardens Night of a Thousand Candles.  I and my camera spent the evening documenting the spectacular beauty of the gardens at night.
Every year, for three weekend evenings,,  Brookgreen Gardens come to life  with holiday spirit amid the soft glow of more than 5,500 hand-lit candles and countless sparkling lights.
The sculptures are even more beautiful at night than they are by day. They almost seem alive
  The  sculptures in the pools and fountains appear to be dancing
The  heritage oak trees take on an other worldly look and seem even more ancient and massive at night

It's a wonderful way to celebrate the holidays while collecting nocturnal  photo references for a local landmark

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