Monday, November 27, 2017


We were lucky to be invited by our friends Margina and Gary to attend Descanso Garden's Enchanted Forest of Light on the day after Thanksgiving. WOW! We love touring Descanso Gardens during the day, but the light installations were really fabulous at night!
We met Margina, Gary, Linda and Nancy for dinner before our tour at the nearby Dish Restaurant in La CaƱada. The menu was varied, the decor fun and our meal was delicious.
It was a short drive to Descanso Gardens. Parking was difficult, but Larry managed to find a place on the street near the entrance. Luckily, it was cool, but not too cold at 7:30 pm.
We started our journey through the grounds. The very first display was a knock-out, called "Flower Power." It was a field of glowing glass tulips that changed colors in a rolling wave. Wow! My photos do not do it justice.
Field of Glass Tulips
Tulips, close-up
Our path was lit and the areas were numbered. Next up were the Rainbow Sycamores, very tall trees lit with various color lights.
The next show-stopper was the Starlight Garden. The best way I can describe this area was hanging doily sculptures, lit from the inside, rotating to form more hypnotic shapes on the ground below them. 

This display was slightly dizzy-ing, but was my favorite of the evening.

Starlight Garden...Revolving Doily Lights
We passed by lakes with changing light colors, the Symphony of Oaks that had music emanating from the platforms under each tree. The Fantasy Forest was quite lovely. The lights really do enhance the natural beauty of the plants!

Starlight Garden

Another favorite was the Garden of Good Fortune, lit by hundreds of red lanterns in the Japanese Garden.
Garden of Good Fortune
Scary Larry
Margina made a fantastic little movie of our dinner and Garden adventures. Click HERE to see her masterpiece!
Thank you again, Margina and Gary for including us in this enchanted evening!

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