The yard and gardens are cleaned.
Garden beds are covered with mulched leaves.
Annuals have been pulled.
Perenniels have been trimmed back.
There is a relief in having a few months off,
but there is an emptiness in the entry to our home.
Pinterest to the rescue.
Enter Mason Jar Lanterns.
My shepherd's hook stood very empty.
There were solar light options,
but mason jars were free
and votives cheap.
We used mason jars (actually most are almond butter jars),
a good length of thick jewelry wire,
some decorative sand and epson salt,
Very cute change.
We light them and enjoy the warm glow as we share a warm drink on the porch on our date nights.
And if we know that you are coming over on a winter evening,
we will light them as a winter welcome for you.