Tuesday, October 8, 2013

ENT UNDER GLASS - FALL AT THE BELLAGIO, LAS VEGAS on "TRAVEL TUESDAY"

Living in a city with trees with no discernible leaves that change colors, the surefire way I can tell something's up (other than a little crispness in the morning air, while afternoons still climb to the upper 90's), is to head to the Bellagio Conservatory, where it's all spelled out for me...FALL HAS ARRIVED!
So, four times a year I grab my friend Jackie (or whatever lucky family member happens to be in town at the time), and head to the Vegas Strip for the "Changing O' the Seasons".  Always stunning - and looming LARGE...the cornucopia stands 15 feet tall and 20 feet long.  Some of the pumpkins on display this year top the scales at close to 900 lbs.
Full sized house and waterwheel - I think I could live there...tourists and all...yeah, I'd probably stay in the house until everyone left at night.
We found a pretty vantage point for photos, thanks to an unnamed source - I could tell you where it was, but then I'd have to kill you.
I had no idea there WAS such a thing, and thankfully the gardens spelled THIS out for me, too...my dear friend Bobbie, just informed me that this wonderful creature is a Tolkein derived entity...
He is pretty delightful, indeed!  A little "green around the gills" perhaps, but such wonderful blue eyes.
What fall garden wouldn't be complete without a giant scarecrow?  They've got one.
A talking tree?  They've got that covered, too.  3 to 10 foot falling glass leaves, overhead.  Yep, they pretty much thought of everything.  A few things that might creep into your nightmares - most of it making for pleasant dreams, though...
Or dreams come true...you'll always find a bride at any given casino, on any given day in Vegas.  The covered bridge made for a beautiful backdrop.  We did have a chuckle at the Pot/Chrysanthemum signage...looked more like chrysanthemums than pot to me, but I guess that's why I need things spelled out. Hope your fall is off to a wonderful start.  I'm just glad I know it officially started.  Happy Tuesday...

13 comments:

Jackie said...

That was a fun day! I love being a tourist for a day! Thanks for taking me along!

Maywyn Studio said...

Great pictures!
I love the Ent. I see them all the time in old exposed tree roots.

My Garden Diaries said...

Now that is such a cool place to bring in the new season! And the giant is amazing!!!! The work that went in to all of the details on him just blows my mind! So much beauty happening in Vegas!!! Hope you are well friend!!! Happy Tuesday to you too!! Nicole xoxo

Dorthe said...

OHHHHHH dear Tanya...you lucky girl, being able to visit here to see the seasons changing..I mean this is amazing,-- look at that wood-man--he makes me smile, and scares a bit,too ;-) GORGEOUS it is ,- and then all those pumpkins in every shade and every shape.... I think I could have been there for dayes to see and enjoy it all!! The flying glass leaves are stunning,too!!
Thank you so much for showing this specktacular place dearest friend.
Hugs and love, Dorthe

Colleen Mcgraw said...

Beautiful photos

Susie@YLP said...

My favorite season, and my favorite place to celebrate it. Thank you for sharing such wonderful memories.

Silva said...

I wish I was there!!! Fall in Vegas is just delicious! Thank you for the lovely photos of the Bellagio. Such great memories!

Maggie said...

Oh my gosh, Tanya...what a feast for the eyes! So glorious and over the top.

That Ent dude is phantasmagorical! I'd love to see him in person. What a wonderful sculpture. ('Ent' is always a word in my crossword puzzles, BTW. And I can never remember it...)

Hope all's well with you!

Kadee Willow said...

You are so blessed to have such imaginative, creative spirits around you. People whose careers are to make jaw dropping displays. Wonderful for those that appreciate beauty and for those artists who need some inspiration to carry on in their own work! Love it!!

Hannapat said...

Wow it looks so impressive. We stayed at the Belagio quite a few years ago now, in fact 7 and it was amazing especially seeing we were camping for 2 weeks prior to they with very little washing going on. This looks well worth the visit!! Xo

Hindustanka said...

Oh, Tanya! I wish so so much to visit the conservatory! Those things are enchanting! How I like the ent! And such beautifully made cornucopia!Thanks for taking along!
Have a wonderful day, dear!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

They sure know how to do things big in Las Vegas. :) We don't get changing of the trees either, but fortunately, the weather is changing and the skies are showing it (that's what my post is about today). I hope all is well. Best wishes, Tammy

Createology said...

I love seeing the Bellagio and their amazing displays through your eyes. I never knew an ENT but see that I adore him. Thank you dear for being a tourist in your own local area. BOO-tiful...