Burning Lights and Floating Berries

I spent last night in one of my favorite places on Earth.

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One of my “heavens” is Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina.

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It was especially blissful this weekend, because in addition to amazing sculpture and plants, they added MILLIONS of lights.

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The event is called “Nights of a Thousand Candles.”

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The thousands of burning candles were accompanied by millions of lights wrapped around shrubs,  dangling from tree limbs and artfully highlighting the giant oaks and their mystical Spanish moss.

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Candles were floating in glass orbs in the many water features.

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Colorful glass sculptures were lit to make a magical glowing garden.

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Just when I thought I had been dazzled to my heart’s content, I walked into the Brown Sculpture ┬áCourt to be knocked over by the most lovely display of all.

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The central canal contained Poinsettias surrounded by millions of floating cranberries. The color combination was magical.

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My sister and I will be going back next year and taking our parents. This was a dream.

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Not to mention the live music and tasty food. Did I mention model trains?

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Now that folks, is how we celebrate in the south.

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Follow the Flower.