Romancing the Season’s Velvety Nights: Candles Flicker & Darkness Falls …

Lanterns and Twining Bittersweet Add a Bit of Romance to Long Nights

There’s a chill in the air tonight as I light my fire; woodsmoke curling to the twilight’s blue hour. Darkness falls so early now, and tomorrow it will begin even sooner. At two o’clock in the morning, November 6th, we turn our clocks back an hour and Daylight Savings Time ends. I always mourn the loss of that last golden hour of late afternoon light at the end of my work day, but over the years I’ve learned to embrace the sparkling frost of an early sunrise. So it’s farewell for now to the summer clock and autumn’s lingering sunsets, and hello to a season of long, velvety nights …

A Warm Garden Path on a Chilly Evening

My Beautiful Lanterns are from Verde for Garden & Home in Brattleboro, Vermont

Stone Steps and Terrace by Vermont Artist Dan Snow

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8 Replies to “Romancing the Season’s Velvety Nights: Candles Flicker & Darkness Falls …”

  1. Michaela

    @ Paspirit – It was a lovely evening. I’m so glad you enjoy the photos! xo M

    @ Emily – If you live in New England, you can find the lanterns at Verde for Garden and Home, in Brattleboro, VT (the website with directions/telephone and store hours is linked here & at the bottom of the post). Alison’s shop is filled with enchanting treasures. xo M

  2. Deb Weyrich-Cody

    Say, that looks better. Glad you’re out from under.
    Is it just the light, or is your Bittersweet incredibly red?
    LOVE the drama, the sense of foreboding and expectation in your garden(s) at sunset.

  3. Michaela

    @ Deb – Yes! I’m happy to report that save a few areas along the driveway and in the deep forest, the snow has vanished for now! I think the bittersweet looks red in that light. That actually isn’t from my garden, and I must remember to pull it indoors before the birds spread the seed all about! xo M

  4. Deb Weyrich-Cody

    Ha! We’ve got a vine here that I’ve been just dying while waiting for it to bear fruit for YEARS… at long last, this year it finally has. Meanwhile, there you are NOT wanting any! : ) Too funny!

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