After a three year wait, the fountains at Longwood Gardens have been illuminated once again and boy, was it a spectacular show! Last week, residents from The Watermark took an afternoon and evening trip to Longwood Gardens to view their magnificent botanical displays and newly renovated fountain garden. We were blessed with beautiful weather for the trip and enjoyed the scenic drive through historic Brandywine Valley in Chester County. We stopped for dinner along the way at Two Stones Pub, a new and hip brew pub with tasty food, good beers and excellent service. We practically had their whole dining room to ourselves and enjoyed our meal in this eclectic joint. We then set off right down the road at Longwood Gardens for an evening of Salsa music in their beer garden, or to take a stroll through their well-maintained indoor and outdoor gardens on this beautiful night. We broke up into several smaller groups as we traversed their grounds. Several of us leisurely traveled to the Conservatory where we were amazed by their huge lily pads, and oohed and awed as we walked through their music room to view the famous Longwood organ and pipe room. Finally, we met outdoors to watch the fantastic water display at the Summer of Spectacle. Nestled in a frame of clipped arborvitae and towering trees, the historic Open Air Theatre provided the perfect backdrop to a musical tour de force of music by Gershwin, Bach, Stravinsky, Holst and Copeland. The music was inspired by the beauty and grandeur of the illuminated fountains. We were so close that we were sprayed with a light mist from the water that shot out of each fountain and the heat from the fire features was noticeable as water in all shapes, sizes, and heights combined with music and infinite colors. This was a night we will not soon forget!