Photo Essay: Enchanted Airlie

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Airlie Mansion Replica at the Garden

Each year between Thanksgiving and Christmas, Airlie Gardens transforms into Enchanted Airlie, a magical garden of festive lights. I’m still working on my night photography, but here are some photos from my visit this weekend. I wrote a post about Airlie in detail this summer. It’s one of my favorite places to visit in North Carolina. There is something to see every time you go, no matter the season.

Marina Across from the Airlie Pier

Marina Across from the Airlie Pier

Bradley Creek at Sunset

Bradley Creek at Sunset

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Tulips (Panoramic View-iPhone)

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Christmas Poinsettias

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Here Comes Santa Claus!

Lobster Pots

Lobster Pots

Celebrating Seahorse

Celebrating Seahorse

Lights, Lights Everywhere!

Lights, Lights Everywhere!

Stars in the Trees

Stars in the Trees

Trees in the Enchanted Forest

Trees in the Enchanted Forest

Dash Away, All!

Dash Away, All!

Lights

Lights

Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights

Butterfly Gazebo

Butterfly House

The Bottle House

The Bottle House

Enchanted Forest

Enchanted Forest

Colorful Bottle Tree

Colorful Bottle Tree

Lighted Grape Arbor

Lighted Grape Arbor

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Guardian of the Arbor

Arbor at Night

Arbor at Night

Easel

Easel

Penguin Friends

Penguin Friends

Christmas Dragon

Christmas Dragon