Visited the Wishing Tree at the Venetian. The branches were bronze. The leaves were gold plated. Glass birds dotted the branches. Fake chirping was piped in. And I had to log into Instagram to make my wish. I like my chances!

The Bellagio has this steam-punky, fake-nature conservatory that gets revamped every season. I didn’t even know that Vegas had seasons? Other than hot and miserably hot? Anyway, I’m not sure it’s a good idea to have casinos redesigning nature. These conservators are very dangerous people.