Today's Wonder of the World is...Lanterns!
Flickr photo by lynnlin
For some reason, this season always makes me think of lanterns.
Maybe it's because when the kids were really little, we used to take them camping in the fall. We'd light our lanterns, make a fire, and tell stories for however long the s'mores lasted!
Maybe we were wimps, but we never camped in the snow.
If we had, we could have made this kind of lantern!
Flickr photo by Szefi
Snow lanterns! I wonder how long they last.
I'd also love to see the Lantern Festival in Taiwan.
Flickr photo by *dans
Thanks to this video, we can!
Other lanterns hang from trees, and they're pretty unlit.
Flickr photo by Floater Ya-Ya
Have you ever seen Japanese Lanterns like these?
Flickr photo by Luigi FDV
I first saw them in France, growing wild beside a vineyard, but now they seem to be everywhere.
I love how some of them look like perfect little tissue paper pumpkins!
Flickr photo by S&J Inc.
Speaking of pumpkins, who doesn't like a Jack O'Lantern? Or three?
Flickr photo by amyboemig
Have you ever seen a watermelon lantern?
Flickr photo by Digital DI
Digital DI says that the chefs at the Mandarin Buffet Restaurant in Ontario made these and each took an hour to carve. What amazing work!
Here's another green lantern--a lantern bug with a green back, all lit up!
Flickr photo by hkmoths
Watch out! Lurking near those greenbacks is the Green Lantern himself!
Flickr photo by Joe D!
Great costume Abe!
Have a wonder-full Thursday, everyone!