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December 29th, 2012 by suzy in Country Life,Special Occasions

For a small coastal community, there are a lot of fun things to do around here. Sometimes it’s hard to choose which one to attend, like when I went to Sallie’s choir recital instead of the tree lighting ceremony and lighted truck parade in the Big Town.

Weather can also play a part. The Festival of Lights at the beautiful Botanical Gardens was cancelled several times in late November and early December due to the heavy storms which wouldn’t take the hint and leave. But finally, one clear, starry evening, the time was right for me to stop by and enjoy this winter wonderland.

Come on in through the lighted gate:

Follow yonder star:

The cacti looked so dramatic against the evening sky:

Don’t be afraid of the giant spider:

This weeping willow looked like fireworks to me – a shower of sparks and sparkle:

Looking up through the branches:

One thing I noticed as I wandered around the Gardens is that the lack of ambient light really makes light displays like this stand out. So darkness isn’t all bad, even though I don’t like driving in it. I should be more like Galileo, who said, “I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.”

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Goes to show that one does not have to reside in the Big City to know how to enjoy oneself. The lights are beautiful indeed, don’t forget it is through the darkness that light manifest itself best, that’s why one should not be afraid of the darkness but look for the beauty that comes out of it.

What great lighting displays…just beautiful..
We, too, find that there is certainly a lot to do in villages…I really enjoy visits to cities, but am always glad to return to our village,

jx

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