Garden In Lights
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December 18th, 2009 – by: diisha392
The night was cold but dry. It was only about 6:30 and the snow was not predicted to start until 9 (which it did). I smiled as I approached the entrance, lined with white lights. I drove around a circle, parked, and then walked over to the main building. After paying my $3 entrance fee and picking up an I Spy sheet, I headed out the back door to start my walk.
Glowing white arches guided visitors down a path lined with florescent flowers and butterflies. Just past the curve to the right appeared the first of seven scenes: Island Luau. Three pirates and their treasure around a campfire. A rowboat named the SS Minnow. A lazy monkey eating bananas. A frog beneath a palm tree.
Two seashells introduced the second scene: Undersea Adventure. A blue dolphin arcing through the trees. Two gliding sting rays. A cheerful orange clownfish.
Dino-Land took visitors back to a time when reptiles ruled the Earth. A long apatosaurus dominating the background. A caveman and a saber-tooth tiger. A burning volcano.
The fourth scene varied from the natural setting: Fender Bender! A stoplight and traffic police patrolling vehicles.
Dancing with Stars was next. A ruffled flamenco dancer. Romantic couples. An upside down break dancer. A disco man.
Nature returned for the sixth scene: Animal Extravaganza. Playful panda cubs. Dashing gazelles. Stoic mountain goats.
The last scene was one of fantasy: Once Upon a Time. Two sparring knights. A prince proposing to his fair princess. A rearing unicorn. A wizard and his magic.
My fingers freezing, I was happy to return to the warmth of the main building where I perused the exhibit Glow, a set of artworks based on light and its effects. A group of girls around middle school age serenaded visitors with Christmas carols.
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