I had heard about it, and I had even seen several pictures from various people who had gone, and, I must say, I was still hopelessly unprepared for the overwhelming beauty of the whole thing.
Just look how gorgeous it is!
The colors, the variety, the order are unlike anything that I have ever seen.
It's beautiful in the day time....
It's beautiful at night...
It's beautiful through a crappy can't-take-night-time-pictures camera!
Even the garbage cans were exquisite!
It was even beautiful when my finger invaded the upper right portion of the lens during a night-time photo with my can't-take-night-time-photos camera!
And, of course, there was a piece of time and space etched out in Butchart Gardens that perfectly complimented my wife's own striking beauty...
So, yeah, it was absolutely, unequivocally, unmistakably awesome beyond all reason.