Night of a thousand candle's
Trip Start Dec 01, 2010
50Trip End Mar 01, 2011
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Brookgreen Gardens is a group of 6 old rice plantations that a man bought back in the late 1800s. His wife was an artist and sculptor and so they created a wonderful area of gardens with sculptures and fountains throughout. The gardens have many groves of MASSIVE southern oak trees, all heavily laden with Spanish Moss. These in themselves are works of art. There are also many beautiful walkways, all boarded by different types of grasses and shrubbery. Spring and summer are the best months to visit to enjoy all the splendor of this foliage.
As we turned into the Gardens, there was a huge statue fountain, lit with what seemed to be hundreds of lights and hand lit candles
Parking in a big field with the hundreds of other guests we strolled towards the entrance of the gardens. I was feeling like I was 17 again. Being with my best friend - the true love of my life - my Wife of 31 years in this beautiful place was reminding me just how good my life is right now. As we got to the entrance the amazement started. Here, before us was a piece of Heaven. Old red brick archways adorned with thousands of tiny white lights to lead your way into this wonderland.
We walked from area to area, with each one being more amazing then the next. Gail and I enjoyed the different ways that they used lighting to enhance the sculptures and fountains
I took many photos of this wonderful place but alas, our camera is not the best for this sort of lighting. Those that did come out are very nice and I hope you all can just picture in your minds eye what we were looking at when taking the picture. If by chance you are ever in this area during the holiday season, you must experience this event first hand. It is one that will be remembered a lifetime.
Gail and I both hope all of our Family and Friends are in good health and spirits. We miss you all but must continue our quest. Life has given us a chance to explore and expand our horizons. I believe we are truly happy and our lives are good. Until next time, be well. We think of you often.
Mike & Gail