Every year the Butchart Gardens in Victoria, Vancouver Island,British Columbia, Canada, put up a display of hundreds of thousands of lights during the Christmas Season. They make a magical wonderland of the 55 acres of theme parks and gardens.
This is a view of the Rose Garden. The circle of lights outlines the area where over 250 varieties of roses bloom every year. In the centre is a huge lighted motif of a rose. Farther back are the lights of various pathways entering the area from other parts of the gardens, and in the background, floodlit trees provide beautiful soft
The gardens are a National Historic Site of Canada and have been blooming since 1904.

Taken with a Fuji S100FS camera, 4 second exposure, F3.1, ISO 200, and a tripod.

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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 4 years ago

    Breathtaking night lighting Jann, and not easy to master…You did well Jann…Way to go!!!

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2over 3 years ago

  • Many thanks Angela, it’s a bit early in the Season I guess, but I just joined this Group and hoped it would “fit in” :)

    – Jann Ashworth

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2over 3 years ago

    Oh I think it fits perfectly any way. We may go by seasons ith certain challenges or yearly events but images can be of any season. Glad you have joined us.

  • Morag Bates
    Morag Batesover 3 years ago

    Very beautiful, this would suit our current challenge very well !

    Glitter, Sparkle & Shine

  • Jann Ashworth
    Jann Ashworthover 3 years ago

    Thanks Morag, I’ll do that immediately. Thanks for the invitation!

  • Morag Bates
    Morag Batesover 3 years ago

    Great thank you, it is so pretty, good luck in the challenge.

  • Ralph de Zilva
    Ralph de Zilvaabout 3 years ago

    Wow, this is just a magnificent night scene Jann, looks so beautiful. Well done.

  • Many thanks Ralph, it was my first attempt at a night scene like this, I was quite happy (and surprised!) at the result :)

    – Jann Ashworth

  • gingermegs
    gingermegsabout 3 years ago

    Gorgeous capture Jann!:) Very pretty!:)

  • Hi Mary, thanks so much, and glad you liked it!

    – Jann Ashworth

  • karina5
    karina5over 2 years ago

    I have seen the fireworks in the Butchart Gardens. Believe me, I haven’t seen anything better since then. …and the gardens themselves are so beautiful; I don’t find the right words to describe them.
    Thanks for providing us with some more information.

  • Hi Karina, Many thanks for dropping by and I’m glad you’ve been here and saw the Gardens for yourself!

    – Jann Ashworth

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsover 1 year ago

    Hi Jann
    Would you like to put this into the gallery and enter Canadiana’s Christmas Challenge
    It’s Christmas Time Again
    We are offering a voucher if we get 20 entries.

  • Of course Vicki, love to have it there! Hope all is well with you and Fred. We’ve entered the monsoon season…somewhere the sun is shining, just not here..

    – Jann Ashworth

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