Friday, June 5, 2015
Magic Lanterns at Missouri Botanical Gardens
The garden's first lantern festival was in 2012, our readers may remember my posting on that in July of that year. That happening was such a success, the institution's biggest single event in its 154-year history, it was decided that there should be another one. Wednesday evening we went to the garden with the purpose of hearing the country band Diesel Island, and instead spent a good part of our time while there looking at the lantern sculptures. There was no charge for the concert or for entrance to the gardens, the only downside to the evening was that the lanterns were not lit. However, we still enjoyed seeing them- as well as many other people. The garden had people picnicking and lounging everywhere, even in areas quite far from the concert shell. I guess they, as well as we, were there for the beauty of the garden as well as for the lanterns. And that is not to say that the music was bad, Diesel Island is a great band, one of the best country bands in St.Louis!