Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Red Lanterns and Dancing Lions

Lan Su Chinese Gardens was full of light in celebration of Chinese New Year's.
As night time approached the lights just twinkled on the lake.
As the evening lights approached, my challenge was taking pictures in the dark.
Oh what fun I had taking pictures in the evening light.
Light in many forms just makes my heart sing.
Does it sing for you?
Then how can we not smile to see dragons dancing to the beat of the drum.
And the lanterns hung throughout the garden as I stood and smiled.
Everywhere there was light and I felt like the lights were shining just for me.
Dancing lions, color, lights, and floating flowers of light on the lake.
A celebration of a new year, the year of the horse.
Did you celebrate Chinese New Year's in your part of the world?
Such a happy time of light and laughter.

I had hoped for a cup of tea as I viewed the lights and yes there was tea;
but hot apple cider just hit the spot while strolling through the evening lights.
Yes, sometimes I do sip something besides tea, but now I must go back and have my tea.
Happy Wednesday, dear friends.


Madelief said...

The gardens look beautiful Marilyn! It must have been lovely celebrating the Chinese New Year.

Happy day!

Madelief x

Jeanie said...

These are dazzling, Marilyn. Gorgeous photos!

Steph said...

Very lovely, and your night photography is fun!

Angela McRae said...

How pretty to see all the twinkling lights at nighttime!

Georgianna said...

So festive and beautiful, Marilyn! We didn't celebrate Chinese New Year but many of my friends did.

Thanks so much for your visit, too.



Jeanne said...

I love these photographs.
Blessings in this year of the horse.
Love Jeanne

paris parfait said...

So lovely! Thanks for sharing this glimpse of the celebrations.