Sometimes our little part of this vast world needs some light.
Not a cold, bare incandescent bulb switched on at the wall.
A soft, warm gentle light from a candle carefully placed inside a lantern.
There are lanterns of every description available today, but don't you agree that the
paper lantern is still the most beautiful? With battery/remote control operated wax candles,
even they are safe to light, and are especially wonderful for the garden.
Below is one of my all time favorite paintings.
This amazing artist was a southern girl from Louisville, Kentucky.
She lived to be almost one hundred and completed her last painting at the
grand age of ninety.
Helen M. Turner ~ American Impressionist ~ 1858-1958
Girl with Lantern
My corner of the world definitely requires brightness right now.
I'll share the shadows with you later, meanwhile I'm putting all that
behind me and heading to our beautiful North Carolina mountains tomorrow.
During our little break there we'll meet up with two of my longtime, dearest
blogging friends. With their smiles, and the possibility of light snow in the forecast,
I have a feeling the days will be bright, so I'll take my boots and leave my lanterns
here at home!
I hope to have photos to share from Asheville later - you know it's my
favorite place to treasure hunt.