One final look back at Christmas past, before heading on to a new year, you might remember my Springtime posts of the Ethel M Cactus Garden, here in Las Vegas. Well, after they lose their Spring color, they are just cactus with long, spiny thorns - everything in here has a thorn of some kind on it (hence the name CACTUS Garden). Long, dangerous thorns. Hell, there is even a cactus they have marked to avoid getting close to, as they say the spines JUMP. Yeah, I don't believe that either.
Each Christmas, for the past 22 years, Ethel M's clever Christmas Light "Stringers" gingerly string over 500,000 lights throughout the 3-acre CACTUS garden. Hard to tell at night, but I took these WITH a flash, to illuminate some of the spiny hazards these stringers faced. Also the UN-stringers!
They've been doing this as long as we've lived here, but this was our first venture through - how dumb have I been? This display is sure to give anyone "Christmas Light Envy". Tiny laser lights were even shining down from the tip-tops of the large trees - glad he didn't get blinded!
A pretty fabulous end to our Christmas/New Year week. This display is open around the first month of November, through New Year's Day, until 10:00 at night. The garden and candy factory self-guided tours are always free (the factory tour and gift shop were actually open that evening, as well).
Directions to this joyous sight and smell extravaganza can be found by clicking HERE!
A wish for a spectacular 2016, from my house to yours - XOXO