A Tradition Continues
Butchart Gardens Light Show
I've been to the Butchart
a number of times, but gardens keep changing and your
memory fades so it really is worth visiting again. Ideally you
want snow on the ground so the lights reflect and fill the space, but I
was pretty happy with the lights on the plants that were there.
Unlike many gardens, there is quite a bit of topology to Butchart so
just the space is nice to see.
Along with the Christmas light show, the garden does a 12 days of
Christmas theme - a diarama (some with motion) for each of the 12
gifts. It gives you a good reason to see all of the areas of the
A surprise for me was a the carousel - new
last been. It was running and popular late into the evening.
There are a lot of old favorites for me. The gardens are
obviously spectacular durring the growing season, but Butchart has
really done a good job of dressing the place up for Christmas.
Back at the Ranch
This is Marcus's first Christmas and he seems to
well. He has many cousins once removed so he frequently had an
audience for having fun.
Just for old times, we decided to walk around
the neighborhood and see
some Christmas lights. They are good, but nothing a little camera
shake can't make better. I discovered the LED lights blink so
this kind of camera trick may be getting obsolete once incadencent
light bulbs go away.
And Finally the group shots. I know they aren't peoples favorite
things, but it's nice to have photos of everyone from year to year.
Christmas at My Sisters
A Baby's first Christmas is a special thing.
Lots of paper, ripping is allowed and wow, are bow's ever fun! My
sister kindly hosted a christmas gift opening on Christmas
morning. Poor Marcus woke up to more visitors and more weird
behaviour. It didn't take long for him to get into it.
My sister received a sony SLR so I guess I no longer
need to take photos! We did a little photography 101 - I really
should make up a web page for new to SLR photography. My sister
has sent us some photos since and she has obviously figured her way
Boxing Day in Comox
My uncle kindly put on a Christmas Style dinner
(Salvation Army Dinner as they say) on Boxing day. Amazingly,
even more gifts were exchanged.
Tags: Butchart Gardens(10), lights(6), carousel(3), night(2), abstract(2), tree(1)
People: Marcus(7), Nathan(4), John(2), Helen(2), Diana(2), Kayla(1)
From: John Harvey Photo > Pictures of People > Christmas 2009
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