Saturday, December 9, 2023

Lights In Bloom


Last night, on a beautiful 72 degree evening in Florida, we attended Lights in Bloom at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota.  It is a magical event and location with the gulf breezes and multicolored lights creating a tropical holiday vibe.  The many pathways are lit with millions of lights and displays to walk through at your own pace.  To keep the botanical theme, there were many butterflies, flowers and even pink flamingos.  

Every holiday season we try to go to some kind of light display to get into the holiday spirit and this one was quintessentially Florida.  There is something quite nice after shivering for many years at light displays and other holiday events in Michigan to enjoy holiday lights in perfect temperatures. Not necessarily traditional Christmas as we know it, but it suits where we live now very well.  

Happy tropical Christmas to all!


  1. It looks like a lot of fun. I plan to make hot chocolate one day next week and we'll pick up Mom and go look at Christmas lights.
    Blessings and hugs,

  2. How festive and fun! Our daughter is applying to graduate schools, including in Michigan. She would have a big adjustment to the weather, after living in Houston and Atlanta!

    1. It is fun at Christmas - warm boots and coat, mittens and scarf and she will be fine. Also heated seats lol

  3. Magical indeed. Perfect way to spend an evening Missy.


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