Smitha, who I fondly call Smits, had this picture of beautiful solar string lights up on her blog a few weeks back.
One look at the picture and I was pleading with her to visit me on her way to India next, with a huge carton full of these lights .
But the darling that she is, she didnt want to wait till she’d made that trip, instead offered to send them to me the very next day. I jumped at the idea!
She mailed in details with other designs on offer so I could choose the one I liked. I ended up choosing the one that Smitha had on her blog, though. Anyway a couple of mail exchanges later, here I was calculating the amount I would have to pay to her for the packet along with the shipping cost, etc. and there she had already shipped them to my address!
Not just that, when the courier reached me, I discovered to my utter delight that she had sent not one but two packs of garden lights as a gift!
And also, a beautiful D-I-Y art & craft kit for Namnam, which she was so thrilled to get that the few hours that followed were truly peaceful, sans any pestering, any nagging to play with her, to watch TV or go out..for all she cared was to open the kit and make the butterfly wands that were in it .
Smits, she loves the wands and they have already been placed by her in the favorite space of her room- her art corner .
Coming back to my solar lights, after about two weeks of pondering on where to adorn them, which angle to position them so they get enough sunlight to get charged- hah as though sunlight is in dearth here – I finally got around to hanging them in my backyard where the sun shone the most.
Here are a few pics of the lights taken during the day and some taken in the evening when the lights were fully charged and ready to glow into the night.
Unfortunately because of my dokku camera-settings the images havent come out that sharp. Hence inviting you to my abode to see for yourself how the garden looks when adorned with these beautiful lights!