Saturday, November 17, 2012

Lighten up

I've always wanted a chandelier in the garden and I found one last summer for 50 cents at a garage sale. Pretty simple but the price was right so I put some green candles in it and enjoyed the whimsy of it the rest of the summer. And the squirrels didn't bother it so it was a huge success all around.

Now that I've put so many things away for the winter it ocurred to me that I could keep my chandelier up and put battery operated candles in it and I would be able to enjoy it every winter's eve when I came home from work. Since it's pitch black at 5:30PM. Here it is.

It hangs near all the birdfeeders which is the preferred gathering place for the neighborhood squirrels. Actually I might as well call them MY squirrels since they all congregate at my house. Hmm, I thought, maybe this isn't the best place for it. Just because they ignored green candles, wouldn't they think the lighted candles would be wonderful for illuminating a midnight snack? And shouldn't they go ahead and chew on the candles since they chew everything?

So I moved it up to the overhang of the patio roof. It will keep my skyrocket junipers company. And maybe the squirrels will leave it alone. Or maybe I should lighten up on the squirrels? I don't think so.


Randy said...

Loooooooove your chandelier. I've wanted to do the same thing but none of my trees are large enought yet. :0(

LostRoses said...

One day they will be, Randy, so if you find a chandelier at a garage sale, grab it! Thanks for your comment and thanks for visiting.

Carol said...

LostRoses, you are back posting? I love your chandelier. I should look for one to hang in one of my trees. They are finally getting big enough.

LostRoses said...

Oh, I'm trying, Carol. I noticed that most of the blogs I have listed in my sidebar are no longer active, unlike you, you Queen of Garden Blogging!