It was all fun and games on Christmas morning with little ones tearing open the gifts and two dogs running around.
Unfortunately I found myself not very skilled at taking night time shots so it was difficult to capture the gardens illuminated with hundreds of candles.
Since we arrived there has been a ground frost every night and at the garden they were taking precautions to protect some of the more frost-sensitive cacti.
Our grand daughter skated for the first time on the artificial rink. It was amazingly realistic with a snow maker which thrilled the little ones as it puffed little clouds of snow every five minutes. A little different from when our boys were growing up in Montreal where a white Christmas was a sure thing.
The last time we were there Chihuly glass mingled with the plants. This time the art work was more in keeping with the history of the area.
We sipped hot chocolate by the fire pit and listened to music as the magic of the garden unfolded around us. It was a wonderful evening for young and old alike.
HAPPY NEW GARDENING YEAR EVERYONE