After several days of gloomy skies, occasional rain, and lots of wind, I was delighted to wake up and see a daffodil. We have a lot of wild creatures travel through the pasture, garden area and yard, so bulbs don’t always make it to the next season. Every flower is a treasure, even the weeds that seem to thrive regardless of weather or alkaline soil. Thankfully, daffodils like slightly acidic soil.
Records about daffodils have been found in reports written about 200 B.C. They were a popular flower for the Romans and ancient Greeks. The beauty of the flower alone is enough to lift the spirits of just about anyone.
Solar lighting is so thrifty – I’ve found them for under a dollar! They add brightness to dark areas. With several acres, there are quite a few of those around the house and outbuildings. From time to time, I’ll spring for larger lights and decorative works of art.
|This cheerful penguin is a friendly reminder of holidays year-roundl|
|An LED butterfly changes colors all night long.|
Traditional stake lights are hung along the fences, in garden areas, and dark areas under trees and around bushes. A solar motion detector light on the back of the house shows whatever triggered it, such as a cat, dog, coyote or other intruder.
|This beautiful green globe shimmers during the night to welcome visitors.|
Do you have any decorative solar lights? I’d love to see pictures of them. The little things in life make this one of my favorite Thankful Thursdays.