Eventually reach our goal at the far end. But the gate is plastered with small kiddies, all imploring the fairies to come down their end for a change. Kiddies don’t move until fairies oblige, but eventually they do, and so kiddies depart and I can try another pic – more stable this time – note fairies – represented in long exposures as the glowing embers (see pic above – on the path at far end of avenue).
Onwards towards the promised hotdogs in the restaurant. Lots more trees and illuminations to see – and the show presents a whole new perspective on trees which a) are not usually lit from below – so can see aspects of trunks and branching in new light (geddit?) and b) not often lit in blues, violets and greens – which give v surreal effects. A lurid green cedar near the main house sums it up.
Lurid cedar and floodlit house
But no mistletoe – need to return when the leaves have fallen properly, and the fairies have retired for another year – might just do that in December… (or ring/write the estate manager – but that would be far too sensible)