Tuesday, January 28, 2014

YEAR OF THE HORSE - BELLAGIO CONSERVATORY, LAS VEGAS, NV ON "TRAVEL TUESDAY"

For those back home in CO, and all my fellow Broncos fans, this might just be a harbinger of things to come! Friday is the start of Chinese New Year 2014 - THE YEAR OF THE HORSE!  After a quick detour through the airport this morning, I ran myself over to the ever beautiful Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens to wander through the new display.
Mums, oranges, the biggest incense sticks you'd ever hope to see (which for some reason, also reminded me of CO and their newly passed "Recreational Pot Smoking Initiative"), and eight enormously lucky horses.
Reminiscent of the large white horse above the old Mile High, and new Invesco Stadiums - home of the Broncos...far more pleasant to look at than the glowing red-eyed, blue horse at the new Denver International Airport (though I do find that one wildly delightful).  Could this be the year?
Pagodas, orchids, velvety elephant leaves, koi, and a MONEY TREE - best place in Vegas, right now, for a little extra luck!
7:00 in the morning was the perfect time to take this in - pretty much just me and the Worker Bees, changing out the "spent" blooms before the crowds arrive for the day.  What a fun job these people must have. Everything growing in here is tended to on a daily basis.
Super Bowl Sunday's match up features Denver and Seattle - I will have my orange on that day, and hope that it's not only just the Year of the Horse but, in more exacting terms, the Year of the Bronco(s)!
In any event, the Bellagio's Atrium is never to be missed for those traveling through town - always free - ALWAYS stunning - hopefully lucky!

9 comments:

My Garden Diaries said...

Seriously such a stunning place that I would just love to take in! To have that kind of garden inside with all of the art and statues is just mind blowing! And yes I am cheering for your Broncos! The hubs just got back from there last weekend...went to the big game with his buddy who lives there with his family and actually got to meet some of the players! Yep he had a blast while I stayed here on diaper duty! HA! Maybe I should let him know that I am heading out to Vegas and you can meet me for a drink! You take care friend...and have a wonderful week!!! Nicole xoxo

Createology said...

Now I know who to cheer on in the Super Bowl...since our SF 49ers lost to Seattle. Go Broncos!!!
The Bellagio never disappoints. Healing Energy to get well dear...

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

I just loved the Bellagio when we stayed there a few years back. It was gorgeous and we will definitely go back, even if it is not where we stay.

Silva said...

This just warms me up, from the memory of the lovely space to the colors celebrating Chinese New Year! And lawdy I need it... we have been in the teens for at least a week and that is bone chilling cold!!! Thanks for the post!

Pam Bustin said...

Great pics!
Now if i ever get to Vegas.... I'm gonna check out the Bellagio for sure.

Actually... i'm entered in a draw for a trip to Vegas.
Fingers crossed!

Maywyn Studio said...

I can almost smell the flowers from your photos. Beautiful displays.

Everyday Things said...

going to check this one out for sure...looks gorgeous in there! I am finding all your tips very useful and interesting thanks again!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

My son is at college in Colorado. I do wonder why he picked CO since we have no ties there. :) Our Middle School Principal is also from Colorado and came in sporting his Broncos shirt after their win for the Super Bowl. Best wishes, Tammy

AutumnWind said...

I'll be in Las Vegas in 2 weeks - I am definitely going to visit this!