These three dragons were part of one of the more spectacular displays at the Lantern Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden. The one in the middle is roaring at us. I've got a couple of pix that show the whole construction but I haven't had time to do much editing. Various signs told us that there is a hierarchy in Chinese dragon images. Only the emperor can use dragons with five claws. The nobility get four. Peons, if they get any dragons at all, are limited to three claws.