Sunday, November 25, 2007

never mind

Yesterday morning I was ready to surrender to winter - dig out the snowshoes and ice skates - enjoy the season. But in the afternoon the sun came out - the temps climbed above freezing - and the ice on the lake started disappearing. Hooray!!!! This morning there are a couple sheets of ice still being blown around by the wind, but mostly just broken up stuff along shore. A reprieve - and I gladly accept! As I write this, the sun has just burst through the clouds - I think it's going to be a very nice day. Cool!

Mark took this for me last night. I hung icicle lights inside the porch and then wrapped single strands of clear lights around the railing on the landing and stairs. It's kind of pretty from both inside and out. I love the lights on the porch - it looks like candlelight. Now that I have some hooks up in there, I can envision stringing single strands during the summer for some soft lighting...we'll see.

We also tried to get a photo of the tree on the dock. This was by far the most interesting - Mark was trying to get the light meter or ?? set so the red would show up as red, and he was just holding the camera in his hands. Very cool, don't you think?? The white squiggles near the top are lights that the red coating has rubbed off. We had a good chuckle when we saw this - hope you do too!!

7 comments:

Laurie & Chris said...

I love the white lights on your house it looks very nice.The red tree picture is very funny! I really love the shape of the tree in the post below. Sorry I haven't left a comment in a while it seems this time of year is hard to keep caught up.

kate said...

I was glad to hear that you've had a weather reprieve!

Your icicle lights look great - and I got a chuckle from seeing the red tree lights...

It was good to hear that you've found a cheaper source for Paintstiks ... I hope you get them for Christmas!!

Gina said...

The lighting on your verandah is sooo beautiful and that tree looks fantastic! I think it's time for us to invest in some new lights this Christmas! Gx

Tristi Pinkston said...

These are gorgeous pictures -- that one of the water really took my breath away.

Elzie said...

So, it's snowy and icy at your place too?! Here we have sun - and snow (!) right now. I prefer this cold days to the rainy, grey ones we've had the last couple of days.
I can't understand you say you can't decorate nice. I thought the lights you showd us was lovely. I wish I had such a place to lighten up a bit.
I try to decorate but I don't think it looks as lovely as the thing I wants to resemble. It's a pity I think LOL.
Hope you have a great Monday.
Love Elzie

Nan - said...

The lights are lovely. Your porch is very welcoming. I'd like to walk up those steps. We have lights on our porch and on our fence that are up year round. I like them so much better than a lamp light or a single porch light. I also like the British expression of 'fairy lights' and my husband and I have taken to using it to describe these lights.

violetlady said...

Your house looks beautiful. And a tree on your dock! How lucky you are.