Timed exposure while zooming 18-200 lens
Nothing stays the same. Everything changes.
Everything that is but the beauty that is the decorations at Bellingrath Gardens just southwest of Mobile, AL.
For the second Christmas holiday season in a row, we journeyed to the gardens -- this year with our son, Jeremy, his wife Katie, granddaughter Molly Kate, grandson Walker and my mother "Sugar."
The previous year the temperature was nippy but not bad, the clouds held a little rain and whatever day it was that we went, there was not a great big crowd.
My, how different it was this time -- on a weekend Saturday in December.
The temperature was mild, stars were evident. Vehicles were bumper to bumper heading into the garden parking area. The parking lot was stuffed . Visitors were directed to park along the roadside.
And the line for tickets was extremely long.
Amazingly, the line moved quickly and before we knew it, we were enjoying the great holiday scenes.
The path was well-marked as we snaked our way through overhanging decorations, alongside majestic trees and great themed areas.
My mother was in a wheelchair which was easily maneuvered throughout the gardens with very little extra effort needed to make it up and down the inclines.
All in all, it takes about two hours to really enjoy the visit and all the scenes. We enjoyed every minute.
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