Well, I am embarrassed to say that it is two weeks before Christmas and I haven't even
begun to decorate or wrap gifts. Yikes! But you see, I have been working long hours
and have also had the flu so I am way behind in preperations. I guess I had better get a
move on this week!
Anyway, because I am not prepared to show you my decorations(they will be very simple
because I will be going out of town for Christmas), I wanted to show you the beautiful
decorations and trees at Rodger's Gardens. They took my breath away. It all started
with the entrance and being greeted by the lovely statue above.
From there we were greeted by beautiful wreaths...
Being a lover of roses this was my favorite...
The secret is to always look up. In this case for some carolers...
After walking past the carolers I entered the room and still looking up I saw more
wonderful wreaths. This time with some antlers...
My neck was beginning to hurt but there was still more looking up to see for these
And then my attention was caught by a spectacular tree decorated in all crystal and
cranberry glass, mostly etched. They named it Fire & Ice and that is the perfect name
for such an exquisite tree. I only wish Christmas trees photographed better because
this tree is truly spectacular...
Beautiful etched cranberry glass...
I spent lots of time looking at each and every ornament. Well, maybe not each and every
ornament because the trees are all over 20 feet tall.
I'm going to break this tour up into a couple of posts because I don't want to send you into
The next tree is all about honoring the sea. A fabulous tree and the decorations are so much
fun. The name of the tree is Neptune's Bounty...
O Holy Night is the golden tree celebrating the religious meaning of Christmas. Another
absolutely exquisite tree...
Next to the tree is a larg cupboard filled with ornaments and other religious decorations
I will save the rest for another post. I have a confession to make, I took all of these photos
last October when the decorations first went up. The garden shop was already very
crowded with people anxious to see the beautiful display Rodger's Gardens has every year.
I went back this past weekend and the trees were almost empty. I think everyone was so
very impressed with this year's display and just had to take a few things(maybe lots of things)
home with them. As I said, I will show you a few more trees next time but if you want to go
to Rodger's Gardens site they have a lovely slideshow to share with you.
I hope you are all enjoying the season.
I am joining Privet and Holly for Monday Moments.