Sunday, November 16, 2014

This Year They Did One Better





Friday night the zoo was open to donors for a sneak peak at Holiday Lights 2014.


Zoo Lights


There were two million lights last year and this year they did one better--
three million lights!


Globes

These are large revolving globes near the African Forest exhibit.


Deer

I didn't take as many photos as I have in the past.
It was just so lovely walking through the zoo with good friends.
There were several repeats from years past like Mr. Deer who pops up now then when you least expect him.


Gift Shop Trees

A trip to the gift shop is always in order.
They had lovely trees decorated with toy animals.


Holiday Lights



Last year the temperature was 89 with a high humidity.
This year the temperature was 44 and no humidity.
Over 700 had RSVPd for the event, but I'm guessing not half that number showed up.
Too bad.
There was no wind and it was really quite a lovely evening.

I'm joining the lovely Judith for Mosaic Monday.


Wishing YOU well and much joy!



22 comments:

Sylvia said...

The lights are really pretty!

Terri said...

Beautiful!

My Little Home and Garden said...

I like how all of the trees are lit. It looks like some kind of magical forest in the last photo.

Karen

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Spectacular! Especially that last photo. The extra million lights made all the difference, eh?

Cindy said...

Oh my can't imagine all those lights, now I have a feeling to want to visit a zoo at this time of year, such magic

podso said...

It looks like an amazing place, and amazing to have 1/3 more lights this year.

Dotti said...

I can well imagine all this! We have what is called 'Southern Lights' at the Kentucky Horse Park. It's a drive-thru display which ends at an indoor exhibit, very similar to yours, with gifts, etc., for sale. They're so much fun, aren't they? It's become an annual tradition ... at least as long as my granddaughter believes in Santa as this is where she goes to see him. This may be the last Santa year, just not sure ...

Ela said...

Really spectacular lights !
Great photos !

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

It's beautiful! I enjoyed the stroll with you.

Vee said...

That is an amazing sight! It certainly must have felt like the kick-off to the holidays with those brisk temperatures.

Michelle said...

That is really beautiful!

Kim Hkiss said...

The Christmas lights are here and vibrant color too. Love your shots!

Kim,USA

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I don't think of a light show like this associated with a zoo, but then ours ends up covered in snow. Not sure if it closes for winter too.
I can see why you chose that last photo for your FB, awesome, isn't it?
Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

Veronica Roth said...

I'm sorry, but I have to ask, who counts all those lights to know the total? Lol. That might be an interesting job description: Christmas light counter. :D Lovely photos. Hope your week next week is fabulous.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

The trees strung with lights are so beautiful! They look magical!

I can't imagine it being 89 degrees this time of year. :-)

Sara D.B. said...

Spectacular lights!
And those Christmas trees look so cute!

bj said...

Just breathtaking...and I know they are really pretty in person. Your photos are great...cute trees.
xo

Donna said...

How lovely the displays. Here we have loads of snow and frigid temps staying all week so no venturing out for me if I can help it...stay warm!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful work with lights.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How awesome! Sometimes I think it feels more festive for something like this when it's cold! I would love to see this! Enjoy your week! Hugs!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Wow! Gorgeous!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Totally amazing 3 million. Glad I don't have to string those. Thanks for sharing though. I can enjoy vicariously. xox