"Wisconsin-Happy Festival State", by Eve Phillips. My husband and I love to travel in the state of Wisconsin where we live and get great pictures on the way. My name is Laurie Kutil and photography has become a great passion of mine since 2010. One thing I have learned in researching each town before visiting it is that, "Every town has it's story". When I do uncover those stories by connecting with local residents, our experience becomes so much richer. In turn, sharing the stories with you brings me joy :)
It may be winter outside but inside it’s spring at Olbrich Botanical Gardens. The turnout was high at this popular event. There even was musical accompaniment by the Collage saxophone Quartet. You can hire them to play at your venue!
The Conservatory was inviting with 80ºF temps inside.
Let’s go into the exhibition room, so beautiful!
Large display, so many varieties!
After enjoying these orchids, there was another room with vendors selling them too.
Not only orchids were for sale, also orchid themed mementos. Pictures by Charlotte Fung Miller, Chinese Brush Art.
With the new year upon us, we wish to thank you for following our blog and look forward to sharing some great trips next year. Our plans include more Milky Way pictures, also another trip to Michigan in September. Maybe we will be lucky enough to see northern lights too!
I still have some topics from fall that I have not written about yet, so stay tuned for those coming up through January.
First though, we are going back to Woodstock, IL to enjoy another Groundhog Day celebration on Feb 2nd.
Please share our blog with your friends and family, we thank you in advance!
Every year this event gets better! Holiday Fantasy in Lights has a new archway at the entry this year. Tune your radio to 94.7 FM to hear the event’s low-power radio station. The sound track is different every year. This year I did something different too, I arrived at 3:30 AM so there would not be any people there. I started first with driving through the park, come join me!
After driving through I went up close to each display. The Dancing Trees music is on 94.5 FM.
On their website there is a live webcam view of the entry and you can hear the soundtrack.
The Electric Group thanks you for coming to see the lights. Please consider donating to keep them coming back! This event is always so much fun and has become a tradition for many. View our 2013 and 2015 visits (missed 2014).