Statue at the entrance to Brookgreen Gardens
They were kind enough to invite us to go with them on Friday night. Brookgreen Gardens contains the largest outdoor display of sculptures in the world. Yes – in the WORLD and we have it right here in Murrells Inlet!!
The temperature was in the low 40’s, but there was no wind, so it was comfortable enough if you dressed warmly.
We did just that.
First we stopped to pick up Bill and Chris. Their home is decorated for Christmas and it looked beautiful.
The Stockings were HUNG!!
Waiting for SANTA!!
Next stop, a small restaurant named Salad Creations where we had our dinner. From there it was off to Brookgreen Gardens. It was just magical with all the lights, candles and statues reflecting in the pools throughout the gardens.
Reflections.....lights, candles and statue
In addition, there were indoor Christmas displays and also live entertainment.
Carousel Horse and Poinsettia Tree
We watched a string trio, a bell choir and a gospel singer.
String Trio......trying to stay warm and still play!
The evening stroll gave Nancy an opportunity to use her new camera and experiment with the night settings on the camera. She took a lot of pictures, some good and some not so good…. Here are some of the better ones.
Snowflakes lighting the entryway
Lights in the reflecting pond
Huge Live Oak Tree draped in lights!
Statue at the entrance to the Children's Garden
Colorful Fort in the Children's Garden
Lollipop Walkway in the Children's Garden
Christmas Cactus Tree
Succulent Christmas Tree
Christmas Morning Display
Bill and Chris making a NEW friend!!
Taking picture of lights at night is very difficult. You have to hold the camera VERY steady as the exposure time is very slow. This picture shows you what happens when you do not hold the camera steady.
Interesting affect !?!?!?
It was a beautiful night and really got us in the holiday spirit!!
Thanks Bill and Chris for treating us to such a nice event.
On Saturday, Nancy and I drove to Fort Moultrie on Sullivans Island, SC to buy my America The Beautiful - The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass for $10.00.