The power has been out for quite a while. But we were ready. A couple of lanterns, a couple of kerosene lights and we had light.
Colors always seem so different when illuminated by lantern light. They seem stronger some how, fuller, more intense. I think it's because the light is hitting the project, and not everything around me. It gives my eyes a specific place to focus.
The lantern also casts incredible light throughout my living room and makes me notice things I hadn't noticed before. The wrinkles in my RC Gorman print which my Faithful Sherpa built the framed for. My grandfathers print to the left and how it sits crooked. And the difference in color of our "hardwood floors." (There used to be carpet but we couldn't stand it. We ripped it up and found plywood underneath. So we sealed the plywood until we can afford real hardwood floors!)
Power outages give me a chance to bring out my favorite lanterns. My Faithful Sherpas best friend, David, gave us this one. It puts out the most light and is so beautiful!
I married the son of a fireman, which means I almost never have candles lit. I'm glad they now sell battery operated flicker candles! It provides the most romantic atmosphere. The Madonna was a Christmas gift from my dear sweet husband. He said he has tried for the last four years to purchase this thru Southwest Indian Foundation (https://www.southwestindian.com/) but they were always sold out. This year he placed his order super early! Thank you my love!
We stay warm using our trusty Lopi insert. I love to knit with Lopi yarn while keeping warm with my Lopi insert! Goofy I know but it makes me giggle each time.
The power came on at 1:30 in the morning. The smoke detector chirped and we woke up to a fully lit house. Me...I just rolled over in bed while my Faithful Sherpa got up and turned off all the lights. Always taking care of us!
Stay warm and dry, my friends. These storms rolling thru California are whoppers!