We arrived at the gardens at 6 pm, very late in the day as we went to see the
"Light by Night"
display done by Bruce Monro.
We walked the outdoor paths as we waited for it to get dark...
I snapped a few pictures
but was surprised how little colorful flowers there were to photograph.
We enjoyed the shaded paths, beautiful trees, ivy and greenery...
and the small sprinkles of color here and there in the Meadow Garden.
The Meadow Garden features large patches of
Joe Pye Weed this time of year.
These spectacular blooms are members of the Aster family,
one of the largest families of flowering plants on the planet.
Moving on to Light by Night...
We saw this later, lit up but did not take a picture.
This pretty display was named "Gone Fishing"
This was called "The Field of Light"
"Meet me in the Gazebo"
Funny story here...well maybe not funny,
People love to take pictures here in the gazebo, so you have to "wait your turn".
We kept circling around and let me tell you this was a busy place.
If was finally empty,
we picked up the pace, but a couple beat us!
We circled around again, people can't really tell that's what you are doing and I wanted my turn.
We passed by the couple who beat us, and the hubs took off, they were both crying.
I did not see that at first and the hubs was telling me to move on.
I finally realized he had just proposed, she said yes and I shared in the very end of the happy moment.
I have no "tact" really, I was so excited for them, he was crying more than she was...
she showed me the ring and I finally scooted off.
What an exciting moment!!