Sunday, August 16, 2015

Night lights at Butchart's Gardens

These photos were taken the other night of the amazing fountain at Butchart's Gardens. It has an ever-changing display of lights and water streams. Amazing.

We went there to see a concert by a local group called The Bills, globally inspired roots music from the West Coast. It's a cross between gypsy, folk, and rocky funk. They're very good. And they play in an open air stage with benches in front plus a large area where people can sit on blankets to enjoy the show. That's what we did--with a picnic dinner and a discreet cup of wine. What a lovely way to enjoy a summer evening.
And to top it off there were people with a Border Collie and families with kids to watch. We hadn't actually realized it but Butchart's presents concerts every evening in the summer and since we have a year-long pass to the gardens, it's free for us.  What a deal! 

We ate and sipped on the grass listening to music and songs in the warm air as the sun set and the sky darkened. Then we walked through the pathways to the amazing fountain. A beautiful end to a lovely evening. For sure we'll be going there again before the summer's over.  
And for your final enjoyment, a few more images from the fantastical fountain.


  1. I remember visiting Butchart's Gardens many years ago. So much beauty.
    Your lights photos are wonderful.

    cheers, parsnip


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