Wednesday, June 3, 2015


Those of us who are land-locked desert dwellers love seeing things like this, just to whet our whistle, so to speak.  We are already in the triple digits and this, somehow, makes it seem ever so much cooler in our sandy, incredibly hot, part of the world.  Aside from complaining about the temperatures, this is just PLAIN COOL!
The Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens has done it again, and this time it's something we've not seen from them before.  My daughter and I got there as this was being installed for the Memorial Day weekend - it is complete now, and in place until September, I believe.  Don't know much about it yet - it hasn't been written up in the local newspapers, and I had to shoot this from the outside looking in, literally, as it was all roped off that day.  The upper right bed of seaweed with the schools of fish is evidently a moving mobile, as they were working on the mechanics of making them "swim" that day.  GIANT bubbles and droplets hang from the rafters.
The biggest, and most colorful, seahorses you've ever seen, suspiciously watching lunch goers.
THESE are SO beautiful - I don't even have a guess as to how large these jellyfish are - HUGE, if I have to be technical.  The bottoms are some sort of shimmering, swaying gossamer fabric, undulating in little waves thanks to large blowing fans inside (and that was a grammatical mouthful, there!).
The sea turtle is most wonderful - filled with cut flowers, and accented with real seashells along the sections of his shell.  Hydrangeas to die for - eye-popping colors everywhere, to make you go, "Oooooooh!!!"
Tropical fish and anemones, encircle a large reef.  They were working on a mermaid and treasure chest the day we were there, but we could get nowhere close enough for photos.  You'll just have to visit it and see for yourself, if you're in town...or wait for me to go back, which is most definitely on the summer agenda.
And the show continues out through the lobby - don't ever just stop at the Conservatory!  These large floral displays, under the amazing Chihuly glass ceiling in the Lobby of the hotel, are spectacular - and notice the netting holding Starfish, Abalone, and Conch Shells. Attention to detail is remarkable in these displays - ALWAYS!
Visitors in the lower left give a tiny bit of perspective.  Believe me - HUGE!  I hope your Summer is off to the best of starts - I sure can't believe the year is half over, already.  Have a safe and happy June, my friends (and family)!  If you're in Vegas, get out of the casinos and see what else the town has to offer (this is all free, if that helps to persuade you to leave the machines!)  See you right here, in July.


Maywyn Studio said...

WOW! The display is stunning beautiful!
I had to look at the turtle to see if its real or not.
Great pictures

Jackie said...

Oh joy! I can't wait to go this summer! You better not go without me!!
Looks awesome!!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

That is definitely a wowsers! So very, very hot here.

kathyinozarks said...

Wow I love it

Dorthe said...

Tanya, so colourful, and magic, and almost not to understand how all this has been done, when living in little Denmark!
I thought the turtle was big, but seing it together with The gelly fish oh my , they must be more than HUGE ,I can tell from seing the persons in your last photo.
Thank you for showing, and dear friend, thank you for your loving words on my blogpost today, you are so sweet to me, and I would be sad loosing sight of you, and your gorgeous creations, and photoes from your travels, here in blogland !!
HUGS-xx, Dorthe

Mary Ann Potter said...

I have fallen in love with the sea horses and flower-jeweled sea turtle!

My Garden Diaries said...

You are so not kidding! This is the coolest installation I have seen in a long time! The way they use florals to depict the scene is incredible! That coupled with the size and colors and I could just lose myself! You so have to do a follow up on this one.....and the fact that they are making pieces move! Gosh! Do they do extensions of this in any other cities??? I wish they would....I would have the beans there in a heartbeat! Thanks for sharing the beauty today pal! Here is to summer living (just reminded me of Janis Joplin's summertime!) Happy almost weekend you! Nicole xoxo

Vicki Boster said...

Tanya--- I love it!! Totally love these creations-- the huge anemone is amazing!! I'm so jealous that you live close enough to see all the displays throughout the year. Lucky you my friend..... Love these photos.


Maywyn Studio said...

Thinking of you this summer and these wonderful pictures