MTM: Chinese Lantern Festival

Monkey Tunnel webshare

The month of October is rapidly slipping by with only a few photos taken of our fall colors.  Luckily, I did get the opportunity to visit the Chinese Lantern Festival a few weeks ago, and if you live near me, you still have the chance to go. They have announced that it will be extended two extra weeks into November.

Lotus Pond 4x6 webshare

SuperDad and I paid our fees and visited on a lovely Sunday night earlier this month.

The Peach Grove

The Peach Grove

Butterfly 4x6 vertical, LOMO-ish

It took months to create these incredible lanterns which are all for sale at the end of the festival.

Terra Cotta Soldier 4x6 webshare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This terra cotta soldier can be purchased for $500.

DSCN6931 4x6 Pink Lantern webshare

Do you know anyone who would like to buy a 200-foot-long dragon?

DSCN6929 Dragon

Dragon head 4x6 WEBshare

He’s rather impressive from head to tail.

Dragon Tail 4x6 webshare

As you might be able to tell from some of the photos here, I am trying to figure out how best to mark my pictures if I’m going to sell cards online.  I already make and sell photo note cards during the farmers’ market season, but it has ended and June many months away. On one hand, I enjoy sharing my photographs and offering cards at a reasonable price; on the other hand, I find that there just aren’t enough hours in the day for everything I wish to accomplish.  (Case in point: it has taken me 2 weeks, start to finish, to get this post ready to publish. It takes time to size pictures down and add the signature.)

Lanterns 4x6 Web-sized

 

 

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8 thoughts on “MTM: Chinese Lantern Festival

  1. I had no idea that the lanterns were for sale! It’s probably a good thing that I didn’t know that when we saw them here. It’s interesting how many of your lanterns are different from ours. I love those terra cotta soldiers and the butterfly! Interesting that they must be tailoring this for the host site. Ours being a zoo had tons of animal lanterns.

  2. My goodness! Those lanterns are even better than when you were talking about them ( you and Jaime that is) I am sure that the real life ones are even more impressive than the photographed ones. (although your pictures are stunning)

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