Lights Aglow in the Garden

A New Year Aglow

Muffy Clark Gill "Kapnick Brazilian Garden at night"
Every year the Naples Botanical Garden has had their “Johnsonville Night Lights in The Garden event. I had not attended for many years as it had always quickly sold out. I almost didn’t go this year but after a friend showed me a picture she had taken that was full of color and vibrancy, I managed to get a last minute opening on New Year’s Day. I had to go alone as there was only one ticket available.
When I arrived for my 6:30 pm time, it was already crowded with guests. The garden was ablaze with different sets of colored lights: in trees, projecting on plants, running up the sides of palm trees in rapid succession. It was a visual feast for the eyes! 

I headed towards the Kapnick Brazilian Garden and captured what will later become one of my paintings for the upcoming show I am participating in at the Garden this coming April: “Woven:Fiber Arts Now. Meanwhile my iPhone rapidly filled up with lots of bright images. I will show you just a few of my favorites:

This Heliconia: “In the Pink-“is the inspiration for a new batik painting!

“Johnsonville Night Lights in the Garden” is over now, but will appear again this coming November. If you are in the Naples, Florida area, don’t miss it—and buy your tickets early!


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