Because I wasn’t feeling well during my recent trip to Vegas, I spent a lot less time focused on my hobby of photography than I normally do. In fact, overall, I’m very disappointed with my photos from this trip. But I did manage to snap some good pictures at the Bellagio Conservatory one day. You almost can’t walk away from a visit to the Conservatory without some gorgeous shots. This year’s display is called “Summer Garden Party” and it will be on display through September 7.
I’ll admit, while I get a little tired of seeing many of the same elements recycled year after year for the summer display (giant flowers, giant birds, kites, treehouse, aviary with live birds, snails made of flowers, etc.), they always manage to add in a few new surprises each year to mix things up and refresh the look for those of us who are repeat visitors.
This year, I spotted a few things I hadn’t–like this:
I can’t be positive, but I don’t remember seeing a koi pond before, either. Not only can you watch the koi from pond-side, but if you walk through the tree, you’ll see webcams filming at koi-eye level as they swim around beneath the water. Cool. (The only thing that worried me was that people had thrown coins in the pond. I wondered: Is there any danger the koi might accidentally ingest a coin, thinking it’s food? I really hope not.)
Here are some of my favorite photos from this summer’s display: