Tom and I have been enjoying Garden d'Lights at Bellevue Botanical garden for years. This time we got to take Jill and the kids.
The kids got their maps and the list of creatures to look for, and off we went.
The vegetable patch.
The aquarium inside the visitors center.
A 'toad stool'.
The flower border. Yes, Irene loved the peacock.
Lilacs in winter.
A macaw in the "tropical forest"
A photo op.
Petting the squirrel
Yep, we found them all.
Then we drove over to Bellevue Square, where we warmed up at Starbucks and had dessert for dinner. We had a healthier snack before we left. I promise.
At 7:00 every evening, Snowflake Lane comes alive with Drummers Drumming.
And then it snows!
The music plays and costumed characters dance with the crowd in a bizarre sidewalk party.
It was great fun! And as we headed back to the car, the almost full moon winked at us.