Thursday, June 26, 2008

The Desert Blooms

Las Vegas, June 21-23: Outside the Wynn:

Water features:

Inside the Wynn:

Urban oasis:

The Bellagio:

For more of the water show go here.

Garden show at the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Garden:

A garden-sized water show:

Margaritaville Las Vegas

And you thought we made it up!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Woodmoor Labyrinth

June 17: Woodmoor Garden Club chose the full moon of the summer solstice to dedicate their Community Labyrinth, which is a lunar labyrinth with its entrance and exit on the east. Unlike a maze which is intended to confuse, a labyrinth is configured to guide one from the entrance to the center and out again.

The labyrinth was a Woodmoor Garden Club project in cooperation with the Montgomery Blair High School community. The labyrinth is located on the high school grounds at the intersection of University Boulevard and Colesville Road.

The Community Labyrinth was dedicated to Linda and Leslie Rogers, who were the driving force behind the project. The project began while Linda was garden club president.

During the dedication, Woodmore president Danielle Brabazon (below right) surprised Rogers (below left) with the unveiling of a finger labyrinth to be mounted at the site so that anyone can "walk" the labyrinth. For an online finger labyrinth, go here.

“Solvitur ambulando" [It is solved by walking]--attributed to St. Augustine of Hippo.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


June 10: The Margaritaville committee met to share leftovers and party memories and to give one another a pat on the back.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


June 7: Despite high humidity and 97 degrees--the first sweltering day of the year and so hot that the Margarita machine could not freeze the Margaritas, about 80 members and guests partied as the sun went down on Margaritaville:

The cocktails:

And wonderful hors d'oeuvres:
And the garden:

Some watched the running of the Belmont Stakes:

The buffet:


The past presidents line up for the passing of the gavel to the new president, Elvira Sisolak, and her husband Bill (right below right) pronounces himself "First Gardener":

Our host (hands raised left below) accepts the club's thanks: