o, the light! the light!

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One night each year, Joy Creek throws a party to celebrate its wonderful customers and to share the sights and scenes that twilight brings to the gardens.

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We used my ‘Spinnaker’ banners to mark a few spots where the lighting effects seemed especially dramatic.

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Monica tied in all sorts of festive streamers and little brass bells.

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Many grasses wore halos of light for the occasion.

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People wandered or broke into small groups to chat and exclaim

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while the music of the Brian Christopher Jazz Quartet lured many to simply sit and listen (though their strains could be heard throughout the gardens)

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And there were treats, of course. If you live anywhere in the area, do yourself a favor and put this on your calendar when it rolls around next year.

16 thoughts on “o, the light! the light!

  1. Sorry to have missed it. We had a previous commitment – which was a lot of fun too – although ridiculously hot. Next year – please talk to the weather gods and plead with them for a little less intense heat on that day. I very nearly stayed in my cool basement and missed BOTH events! đŸ˜‰

  2. Beautiful! What a blessing to work in such a special and beautiful place, Rickii. Was that the African Hibiscus in the vase? Loved that last season and couldn’t find it anywhere this year- it didn’t come back this spring for us. Glad you had such a beautiful evening for the event. Now you have me itching to see the Connie Hansen in the autumn….. <3 <3 <3

    • I’m not sure what you see that looks like Hibiscus. The vase held Hydrangea ‘Pink Diamond’, Japanese Maple foliage and a few sprigs of Persicaria ‘Firetail’ and Phygelius. In the little bowl with the biscotti is a Dahlia. Connie Hsnsen Garden in the fall…now there’s an idea.

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