I had the opportunity to make a quick trip to London (and Cambridge) last week. Walking through Belgravia, I passed under this installation of 70 pendant lights hung in the trees around Orange Square
for London Craft Week
The lights were made in the Cornish workshop of Tom Raffield. The craftsmen used “sustainably sourced, British hardwood species similar to the trees found in this square,” according to a nearby sign.
The final moments before nightfall. . .
These photos were taken yesterday about 6:20 p.m. — standing on the center steps looking down to the lower lawn and out to our view of the city and Mt. Kigali.
Our garden lights before:
The dark chocolate brown matches the ironwork on the house.
Also, I had remembered reading long ago, advice by Ken Druse that dark brown was the best color for making less-than-beautiful garden features recede. (He specifically recommended Cabot’s Solid Color Stain in “Spanish Moss.”)
Now, in the evening, we just see floating white balls.