September 28, 2012

5,000 sky lanterns...a glimpse into heaven...

I had a wonderful time visiting Josie's classroom to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival.   Everyone seem to enjoy their chocolate covered fortune cookies and coloring their moon cake pages.  

Later Friday evening we went downtown to participate in the "Lights in the Night" for ArtPrize 2012. Picture over 5,000 sky lanterns being launched simultaneously.  We got to the park early to pick a spot and enjoy the scenery along the grand river.


It was one of the most beautiful things I've ever participated in.




Josie kept saying this might be what heaven looks like.  

I couldn't agree more. 

26 comments:

ImagiMeri said...

Oh, just like in Tangled!!!! How cool, and so stunning in real life.

Hugs,
Meri

Tammy's in Love said...

That is a gorgeous scene! The most beautiful place I have seen (man made) was Beauchardt Gardens in Victoria, B.C. I walked around the corner saw the sunken garden and it literally took my breath away! I'd love to have a look at those lanterns, it sure looks awesome!

Lee said...

Just heavenly!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

I agree with Josie..

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Yes! That is just Heavenly!
What a memorable night for your family. :)
Erica

Chris - A Little Creation said...

I was thinking the same thing Meri was. It's beautiful!!
Chris

Katia said...

Che bella manifestazione, concordo con Josie, immagini davvero....celestiali!

vivian said...

wow! thats a lot of lanterns! They launched a couple dozen up at a wedding I went to last weekend.. mostly one at a time and I was afraid one would fall and catch something on fire...
amazing to have so many go up at once!
beautiful pictures!
did you launch any too?
sending out ornies and a little something extra for you today!
xoxo
vivian

craftyles said...

How fantastic and beautiful! Glad you guys got to go!

Courtney said...

What a beautiful event. Looks like it was a perfect evening.

chris mckinley said...

A lovely sight!! I had an email from our ofice in Asia and they said they were on holiday, they were celebrating they were celebrating the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival....and the first thing I thought of was your family!!
So glad you had a wonderful!!

chris

Karin said...

Oh my goodness...that is amazingly beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing the photos!!

Pam said...

That is one of the most beautiful things I've seen. Good job on the video too!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Amazing! What a special event, such a memory.

Cheryl G. said...

Spectacular!
I bet it was so amazing in person!
What a treat!

birdie blue said...

it does look like heaven, my friend. little super girl has it right on.

xo
molly

Nellie said...

What a beautiful sight! So glad the day went well for you.

xo Nellie

✿Carol✿ said...

WOW! We see a few of these sent up into the air while waiting for our town's fireworks to start, but this is just stunning, and I think Josie is completely right!

Janet said...

That is so amazing! I would love to see something like that! What a memory maker!

LBP said...

That must have been amazing to see! I love the photos, I can only imagine what it looked like live!

Blessings

Linda

Corey Moortgat said...

Wow! That would be so gorgeous to see in person! How lucky you guys are!

GardenofDaisies said...

Wow! Just Wow!

Jodee said...

Oh my word! Those lanterns are sooooo cool!

vintage grey said...

So glad you had a great time in Josie's class!! What a beautiful experience!! So amazing! xo Heather

Joanna B said...

That is SO pretty...Josie is probably right, that must be what Heaven looks like.

Lynne said...

I love meeting someone new and better yet, living in so close you are almost in my back yard. Our connection, Garden of Daisies. I mentioned Art Prize on my blog, she saw your photos . . . and I am jumping over to you!

We viewed Art Prize most of the day Friday. Had a six o'clock dinner at the RESERVE, went for our car, traveled down Monroe Street and saw what looked like fireflies . . . until we got closer. We had not read or heard about the Lantern event, so surprise it was for us. My photos were taken from our moving/traveling car and aren't as beautuful as yours.

The beauty has stayed with me and my husband since then. Inspiring and filled with HOPE. I agree with your daughter . . . it must be what heaven is like.

How wonderful for you to have been there and to have participated!