One week-end every December, the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center hosts an event called Luminations, lining the borders of the pathways in the gardens with 3,000 luminaries. Last Sunday a certain 4 year old had a long afternoon nap that we took advantage of for an evening outing. It was one of the few cold nights we’ve had in Austin but we were bundled up for an after dark adventure.
A better view would be from the top of the tower, but I didn’t think about it until on the way home.
Some of the luminaries are actually lit with candles; others with a tiny battery operated light.
Fun old standards and Christmas songs were provided by the Austin Banjo Club. Pop corn and hot chocolate were available. Frosty was on hand working the crowd and posing for pictures.
It was a late night for a little kid, but lots of fun, and maybe the beginning of a new tradition.