At some point in the afternoon I realized that I hadn’t watered the garden in ages! In fact, I think the last time the plants got any water was when it rained last Monday (remnants of Hurricane Ike)! definitely
So at about 5:30 in the afternoon I went outside and pulled out the hose. I started watering the front yard and by the time I reached the back, Chris came out to join me with Midnight, our Lab puppy. Like most Labs, Midnight loves water and she tries to bite the water coming from the hose. I don’t know if she thinks it’s solid when it’s coming from the hose or what, but it’s hilarious to watch.
Needless to say we soon had a soaking wet dog!
So once I was done watering we decided to stay outside and sit on the patio having a drink or two while Midnight hopefully dried off. Of course it got darker and darker the longer we sat outside and Midnight being a black lab … well, after a while, we could barely see her when she was at the far end of the garden.
That got me thinking – we need more lighting in the backyard. We have solar lights, but they don’t really light up the backyard all that much, although they do help. We also have a very bright flood light that lights up the whole backyard, which I mainly use when I’m doing some extreme gardening after dark … but that’s too bright if you’re just trying to relax while having a drink on the patio in the garden.
So I visited Buy.com when I came inside and searched for outdoor lighting. I found a few lights that I liked, but I think the one I liked the most was this Outdoor pendant lantern in Misty pewter. I think that if we added a couple of hanging lanterns near the back of the yard they would look attractive and help us see Midnight in the dark!
The lantern is a decent price already, but since our money’s kind of tight right now I think I’ll keep an eye on Buy.com’s Weekly Deals page to see if it goes on sale in the near future. I do visit this page once or twice a month as they sometimes have great deals on things we need. Now that I’m actually looking for something in particular I hope it goes on sale soon!