Lanterns to see by and lanterns to marvel at.

Sometimes the electricity goes out.  When I was a kid in school and I had homework to do my Mom would drag out the kerosene lamps.  Have you ever studied by such a lamp?  It was hard to see but, you could see.  Thank you Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Edison.

Recently I went to St. Louis to the Lantern Festival.  It is advertised that it is magic re-imaginedDSC00325 copy DSC00340 copy  and it truly is.  It is held at the Missouri Botanical Gardens, which is beautiful on its own.   These lanterns are huge.  They are a metal frame with silk fabric over it and then, lights inside.  They are pretty to see in the daylight but magnificent in the dark.   There was a tower made of thousands of white dishes of all sizes and shapes.  The show goes on until August 23rd.  We went on a Saturday saw the show that night and came back on Sunday.  It is well worth the trip to see this show.  I don’t know when they will have it again.

I hope you have a wonderful day today.  I will leave you for now with this quote from Psalm 199:105 “Thy word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”

 

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2 responses to “Lanterns to see by and lanterns to marvel at.”

  1. Beautiful! The zoo in Tampa does something similar. We’ll have to go sometime. Love you!

  2. Those lanterns are so neat!!!

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