“Winter is the time for comfort – it is the time for home” – Edith Sitwell.
As I write this blog, the weather is changing…its getting colder, closer to where January temperatures should be. I don’t always like the chilly weather, but thats winter. Winter often gets bum rap as far as seasons go. People love spring for its beautiful blooms, summer for its warm nights, fall for its harvest colors, winter for the holidays. Yet, other than the holidays, many people do not enjoy the winter months of January and February. But, I think winter is a a great time for outdoor lighting.
Here are the top 3 reasons of why winter is wonderful season for outdoor lighting in Augusta.
1. Winter Brings New a Landscape to Your Yard – We don’t get a lot of snow around these parts, but even without snow, winter brings out unique characteristics in our local landscape. As the trees lose their leaves, they and your whole yard takes on a new and more interesting more look. Full green branches morph more sculpturesque shapes and intricate patterns, giving new dimensions to both lights and shadows. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta and Lake Oconee we love to light interesting objects, and the bare trees of winter display some of the most beautiful work we do. Snow, rare as it is in Augusta, is absolutely beautiful with our lights. When it comes, it is a sight to behold, and nothing looks better than our lights illuminating the picturesque snow.
2. Winter Gives Man-made Light A Chance To Shine – During these winter months, it gets darker sooner and stays darker longer than any other time in the year. These extra evening hours mean that you have more of a chance to enjoy your home at night. When you come home from work, our lights will greet you giving a visceral sense of security and beauty to the rest of your evening. Think about it this way – there is no other time of year where your outdoor lights will be used and enjoyed more than in the winter. *Also – you never can tell what the weather will be like in Augusta, you might be able to sit outside and enjoy your lights anytime in winter…I did this week!
3. Winter is Great For Entertaining – Even after the holidays, winter is a wonderful time for entertaining. As the quote above suggests, the chilly winter weather is the perfect time to invite close friends and family over for a warm meal in your home. Our custom lights and designs can give your house that warm, welcoming, and elegant look that sets the right tone for all your winter get-togethers.
These are just a few reasons why winter is a wonderful time for outdoor lighting in Augusta. If you want to know more, or would like for us to show you what our lights can do for your house, please give us a call at (706) 722-5711 in Augusta or (706) 484-9711 in Lake Oconee.
May this winter be wonderful for you,
Pat Otis, President
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta
Outdoor Lighting Perspective of Lake Oconee