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OK, I know I have yammered on long enough about the Lover's Lane lighting, but it has been such a positive experience, that it is hard to stop talking about it.
We have now moved all of the lanterns down to the creek where they will live out their final day hiding out from the sun. The temperatures are supposed to be in the high 40's, so we will see, but we are hoping to light one last time.
The sun has not been a true enemy, though. While the sun does cause the lanterns to melt, it also turns relatively inanimate ice into a crystalized maze. Each freeze/thaw episode, creates more lines for the light to play in. So most of these lanterns, are breathtakingly beautiful.
As we were blowing out the candles on Saturday night, we decided to try to light the ice lanterns for one last night - Sunday, February 19. Timing is around dusk for photos, and an hour or so later for the true magic to start.
Before I go, I would like to say thanks the person for bringing down their ice lantern to mix in with ours! It was what I was hoping would happen. Maybe next year we can try this all again as a true Ice Lantern Lover's Community Event! Everyone who loves making ice lanterns, or who is just learning, can bring a lantern down to the creek and light it up for a beautiful winter walk.
And thank you to all the kind people who stopped by while we were lighting or working to chat and offer kind words - it has been lovely!
If anyone would like to help now or next year, please feel free to contact us and ask us to add you to our email list to receive word of happenings!