During the Noches de Luminaries the Desert Botanical Garden takes on a whole new look and feeling. Of course, it is dark. But, it is way more than that. First there are the crowds. They are happy crowds, some walking around with glasses of wine (in some cases bottles). They chat excitedly with the wonderment usually reserved for children. There are five bands spread out through the garden. The new entry that leads you back into the Garden has been finished and is very nice. To top it off, we had a full moon rise!! We slowly made some progress in getting shots . . . very slowly. Then we sat down, listened to one of the fine bands, had a glass of wine and enjoyed just being in such a wonderful space with a great friend.
On the way out Tom got us into some Tom foolery as we tried to practice zooming in or out on a long exposure. Sure, Tom!!!! Fortunately, before getting too discouraged with our results (which were lousy), our stomaches saved the day and we decided to get dinner at Thai Basil in Tempe. We hope you have plans to attend at least one night at the Gardens this season.