On a recent road trip we found ourselves in Huntsville, Alabama for one night, with our hotel about a mile from the botanical gardens. While looking for something to do that evening we discovered that the Chinese Lanterns were in town at the aforementioned gardens.
We arrived about 45 minutes before sundown to check out the gardens. The fountain was catching the setting sun just right to make a rainbow.
The family of geese were heading home for the evening.
As the sun was setting we stopped by the stage to watch the martial arts demonstration.
Now that the sun had mostly set, the lanterns were vivid in their illumination.
The setting in the botanical garden provided a more interesting setting than we were used to, with ponds to display (and reflect) the lanterns.
There was a large display of one we hadn’t previously seen.
The main display on a pond was fantastic.
Huntsville is a much smaller city that Columbus, yet they put on a nice show.
We usually see the lanterns around Christmas in Ohio when it is very cold. It was nice to check them out in summer attire.