Vulcans at the Lantern Festival We held our annual lantern festival the other night at the Botanical Gardens. Fabulous setting, wonderful lanterns, from mermen to a huge shark (and surfer) to the solar system and beyond. I helped with the "Reuse, Recycle, Rejoice" area where we had lanterns made from tin cans, CDs, jars, pop cans and coffee cups (it was much more beautiful than it sounds). We dressed up this year, which was fun so I got to trot out my grandmother's Eastern Star gown (think wedding dress, but not) and my favourite spider broach. (Oh, and wings.) My daughter was a Vulcan or is that an elf? She was cute anyhow.