My sister and two friends, Claire and Maxine took a mini vacation to Kennet Square, Pennsylvania to see the fabulous Christmas exhibit at Longwood Gardens. You can go here to read all about it and see pictures that are way better than mine. I took so many pictures, but here are just a few.
The first several pictures were taken in the conservatory. It was one magnificent tree after another, each one a different theme.
Aqua anyone? One of my favorite colors and this tree was stunning!
This is a close-up of a tree decorated entirely with dried flowers.
Maxine wore a pretty puffer jacket in lavender. The orchids on and around the tree were a perfect match!
All fresh flowers in a spiral around the tree. BTW all the trees were fresh, as were all the flowers and plants.
It was hard to get the splendor of the central part of the conservatory. There was a spiral path running thru made of red poinsettias. A very large display.
This was taken outside in a tree house of sorts. We did a lot of walking around thru the grounds and it was beautiful, but the real show stopper was the light exhibit outside at night
I'm sure that a better camera than my iPhone would have been able to capture the magic of the light displays. I took a ton pictures, but none of them did them justice. Many of the deciduous trees were wrapped from head to toe in lights of every color. From a distance this one looked like all white lights, but when you got closer you could see all the colors mixed in.
This is one of three tunnels of light that we walked thru. The lights kept changing color. Whole sections would be magenta that gradually changed to green or orange or other colors. Mesmerizing and beautiful!
I am usually a purist who only likes white holiday lights. Longwood Gardens changed my mind. Please go to their website to see the true glory of it all. Or take a trip and see it in person. It was about a 3 1/2 hour trip for us and we stayed over two nights in a hotel. We also visited the Brandywine Museum that features the art of the Wyeth family.
We also went to Winterthur,
another DuPont mansion done up for Christmas . It was charming, with a different themed tree in each room.
I am waiting to get pictures from yesterday's party. I did not take any (shame on me) and am hoping that others did.