Saturday, June 18, 2011

Light The Way

I love the glass jars that hang from wire handles, that house softly scented candles.  When these candles are aglow, the flickering light that burns at the end of the candle's lit wick, playfully reminds me of a firefly that has been snatched up, and collected in a jar. The firefly would dance about the jar, in the same way the flame does about the wick. I love light, especially when the warm nights are stained blackish-blue, and dots of illumination can be seen crisply in the darkness.  That being said, one of my favorite sights is a tree decorated in lights. I don't think, however, that lights suspended from trees should be just for the holidays. There are many different types of hanging lights that can be enjoyed year around.

One type you can even make yourself, they are merely candle holders that are made with mason jars.  In the mason jar you poor sand (about 1/4 of the way up the jar). Then place a small tea candle in the middle of the jar, submerging it a little in the sand. Add a handle if needed, then light the candle, and your holder is complete. ( Always remember to be cautious with fire if attempting this!)  Another version of pretty lights that can be appreciated all year, are lights like round, clear globe lights, or mini hanging lanterns, or fun shaped lights like dragonflies, or ladybugs, and there are also plain string lights, like white Christmas lights.

During the late hours of  summer time, the trees that sparkle with pin points of light, are among the most beautiful, and most pleasant to gaze at. Why not make your trees sparkle?  Hanging type lights are fairly inexpensive to buy and make, so why not give the trees on your property a glowing touch this season!

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