Tuesday, November 11, 2008

bellagio conservatory in autumn

my mother has asked for more pictures from the Bellagio conservatory in Las Vegas, it is one of our favorite places to go see and she was not there on this past trip. I will have to say it was one of my favorite set-ups i've ever seen there because fall is my favorite season and i especially love creepy halloween-themed decor. fun fun. so here you go mom, all my pics from the bellagio--the trees above were really cool with water running down them, it was a strange contrast between the dead trees and the flowing water.

the tree and bug creatures were very cool...

the wheel mill was very cool too, life size and very realistic.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

a great autumn

anyway, back to the subject at hand, the above photo was taken on a recent trip to las vegas in the bellagio hotel, one of my favorite places to sightsee and eat at in vegas. these were giant glass leaves suspended from the domed ceiling.

this amazing creature was staged in the bellagio conservatory along with other really cool creepy things like giant venus flytraps, garden fairies and an enormous arched walkway dripping with pumpkins, gourds, bittersweet and other viney things.

this is a mini-landscape planting i saw when i was on my hurrication during gustav in anniston, alabama at a great nursery called bloomin' miracles. they have one of the largest collections of japanese maple varieties in the country, if i am not mistaken. it was an amazing place to be able to visit.