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!