Monday, November 2, 2009

Making Light

We have entered the late phase of fall. We live in the Northern Hemisphere. Not the northern most hemisphere, but we're closer to the pole than many. This means that the days get shorter and shorter as the winter comes closer. By Winter solstice, it is dark here by 4:00 in the afternoon. This can be tough for a sun-loving gal like myself, and so I do what I can to invite the light into my life whenever possible. For Halloween this past weekend, Bronwyn and I set up luminaria along our driveway and fun and spooky pumpkins on our porch to invite the goblins to our door. I used three candles in each pumpkin instead of just one, and the effect was very cheerful (if a spooky pumpkin can be described that way).

We had a great time seeing everyone's creative costumes and got rid of most of our candy!
I hope everyone else had a fun and safe Halloween!

In the realm of BCharmer news, I am excited to tell you that I have started a newsletter! I'm not sure how often it will come out yet (maybe quarterly?), but the first one has already been sent out. If you would like to receive it (with coupons and extra studio news), you can sign up on the right hand side of my blog here. It's easy to sign up; just enter your name and e-mail address, and then confirm your e-mail when prompted to. That's it! Cheers!


metrosupialdesigns said...

Love the bat and witch pumpkins! We finally just got around to ours last night, better late than never.

Colleen MacDonald said...

Oh, definitely! I love a carved pumpkin all through the fall!

Victoria said...

Great pumpkins and luminaries!

Unfortunately right as we lit our 3 jack-o-lanterns the winds started to blow and the rain started to pour. Out went the candles! All those poor wet kids, (and parents!) I felt so bad for them I was giving everyone extra treats. It's the first time I ever remember it raining on Halloween.

(PS. just signed up for your newsletter!)

Colleen MacDonald said...

Oh, BOO for rain and wind. That happens here sometimes too. But we got lucky this year.

YAY for newsletter subscriptions!

inaluxe said...

your driveway looks so gorgeous... how strange is it that we are approaching into summer, and you're heading into winter. I know it makes perfect sense, but it still always gets me. I'm kind of over the summer even though the heat hasn't hit yet, but I am liking the longer days. :) I subscribed to your newsletter too! Sounds like fun! woo-hoo! Still half asleep this morning - sorry for the rant. he he he. :)

Colleen MacDonald said...

I know, Kristina! We're living upside down from each other, which I find lovely and fascinating. Of course I understand it, but it's still tempting to make magic out of it in my mind!