A Tour of Our Garden at Night
Now that we showed you what our garden looks like in the daytime, I thought it would be fun to take you on a tour at night. Being out here after the sun goes down is pure magic. The owls and frogs start their serenade, the stars shine so bright (as they only can away from the lights of the city), and it’s a perfect place to linger over a beer or cup of tea.
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I photographed this space just before the summer equinox from about 8:30 to 9:15pm. And I’m sharing the photos in the order I took them so you can get a feel for what it’s like in this garden as the light fades and dusk turns to night.
The only lights in this garden are these LED string lights, which we hung from steel cables (hoping to get a DIY post out soon). The LED bulbs offer a soft gold light, which is a lovely ambiance. It’s not enough light for reading, but it’s perfect for a game of cribbage or a slow conversation with friends. We may add more lighting over the table if we find ourselves using it a lot at night, but we’ll see.
I’m also dreaming of a projector and screen out here for movie nights. Wouldn’t that be lovely? Of course we never stay up late enough to fit in a movie after dark, but it sure sounds fun…
Well that’s the whole tour. I’d love to hear what you think about this space. Or if you’d want more lighting in an outdoor living space.