We wandered about the Desert Botanical garden last night. We bundled up and enjoyed the cool night for several hours. It had been a few years since we went to the Luminaria, our last time was in the rain and the chill remained keeping us away for a few years. It was a wonderful night this visit. Plus the garden has expanded and improved the venue. More lights on trees in addition to the luminaria. The musical groups have a larger staging area with chairs for listeners to stay awhile and enjoy the very talented groups that are playing.
Then there are the big bugs, really big bugs. David Rogers 11 mega bugs are scattered throughout the garden and will be on display until Jan. 22, 2012. Made of fallen wood, walnut, willow, and other woods, the big bugs are lit and add a gift of whimsy to the garden. The sculptures weigh from 300 to 1,200 pounds and range from seven feet to 25 feet long
The garden was simply alive with delight, jazz, classical, folk musicians and more provided continuous entertainment. We sat by a warming flame and listened happily for some time. The garden at night is simply different than during the day. The extra lighting is even more beautiful than a single Christmas tree could ever provide. Dress warm, and don’t hurry and the evening is perfect for romance.