We have had a string of arctic freezing temperatures the past week. We spent Saturday downtown Seattle enjoying the light, music and festive times. We decided to also visit the Garden d'Lights display at Bellevue Botanical Garden. I have been trying to find when the display started. I think it was in the mid'90's. We have visited one other time soon after the first year it started. I also remember getting a tour of the basement of the Short's house where they stored the lights. It is amazing the amount of work that goes into each year's display.
We arrived shortly after they opened. The temperature was very cold but the lights were beautiful. I was amazed at the size of the display. The path goes around the top the of the perennial beds, along the visitor center and then down along the botton the perennial bed. I love how they were able to make a large lake with a swan floating and surrounded by flowers. It was also fun to find all the 'hidden' animals, ranging from frogs, spiders, dragons, parrots, monkeys and squirrels.