Delicate Chinese lantern shaped orbs hang from the tips of the branches. Each lantern is made of discarded butterfly wings, made sturdy by a okra and lettuce sap glue. Now strong, the lanterns protect their green pearl from wind and rain. At night, after the houselights go off, a puckish fairy whispers “turn ’em on.” A Japanese beetle emerges with an ember on his back and lights each lantern. The garden glows as the fairies arrive for the ball. They dance to the songs of the crickets until the sun splits open the night.
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