The display featured a lot of dragons, as 2012 is the Year of the Dragon. Factoid I learned at the gardens: More babies are born during dragon-years than any other! (FYI: Eliza was born in the year of the Tiger, I'm the year of the Monkey, and David is the year of the Snake).
Anyway, as the State of my Uterus remains: OCCUPIED (in other words, no news here!), I thought I'd post a few photos.
|My mom and me at the dragon fountain display at the entrance|
|Certain objects in this picture appear to be twice as big as their husbands.|
|The dragon behind me is made entirely out of porcelain plates and cups..|
|Here's an up-close of its head. Those are all plates and cups.|
|This was a wishing tree. You buy an oversized coin and toss or hang it up on a branch while making a wish.|
|Then you ring a gong while your dress clings to your sweaty ass.|
|Bet you can guess what I wished for.|
|With my parental units.|
|David and Fakey McFakeSmile. For some reason it took my dad like twenty minutes to take this single photo and other people were staring.|
|A silk tree and the Duck|
|A wishing well. Throw a coin and hit a gong and that wish comes true.|
|David's dart-throwing technique served him well. He hit the big gong -- "All Wishes." Bet you can guess what he wished for.|
|The lanterns were even more beautiful after dark, when they were all lit up from within.|
|Factiod: Guess what percentage of the panda bear's diet is made up of bamboo? 99%!|
Here's to all the babies born in the Year of the Dragon!
Join that club anytime now, Deuce.