And start counting. How many people have solar lights? Go ahead. I have time. I'll wait for you to collect stats!
Just about everyone has solar lights...right?!
On my street four out of five adjacent neighbors have solar lights and only three houses on the block don't have any at all.
It's the way it is. What about you? Solar light fan?
But most of those solar lights (#regret, #cheapsolarlightsareugly) are inferior to the solar lights you'll get from Desert Steel.
The creme de la creme of solar lights.
So I'm over-the-moon happy for you and your chance to win this fabulous set of three solar lights from the incredible Desert Steel~ my go-to for stunning garden decor that lights up my life.
How to enter to WIN!
Simply fill out the SweepWidget form at the end of the post.
*It's easiest for me to contact you via email or Facebook if you win!
The real deal on yellow...
I was just reading in House Beautiful that yellow is one of the most difficult colors to get right. You can say that again because I couldn't agree more.
For years, I attempted to paint my kitchen yellow with no success. I kept getting the color wrong! A school bus kitchen. Eeeekkk.
Exasperated I switch to chartreuse but didn't end up liking that shade any better. Hideous actually.
So I threw in the towel and went with a taupe-ish brown. Yellow is that hard!
But not for Desert Steel. They have a natural knack for choosing colors that with thrill you with their spot-on shade.
This yellow? It's the yellow of the ages. A yellow that you are going to love forever. Who would tire of this hue?
Not I. Not you. I appreciate how Desert Steel chooses colors for their products that will last forever!
Not only in style but in quality.
Desert Steel to the ends of the earth...
It's the perfect marriage really.
And don't you appreciate how the light is centered in the middle of the flower? These daisy lights add a soft glowing light around your garden edges.
Unlike other products I've seen while shopping around for garden decor, Desert Steel flowers closely resemble the real life version. What you actually see in nature and flowering in your garden.
I grow daisies around the perimeter of my home as "filler" perennials. That is, when all else is dead, there they are.
And let me tell you, these solar lights complement those white flowers magnificently. Come over and see for yourself!
I love how my daisies are white with yellow centers and these solar lights are yellow with white centers. Gorgeous!
And the two bronze leaves cropping up each side mimic how real leaves would form on a daisy.
Beauty and function. See....you can have it all with Desert Steel!
Daisies are delightful! 5 facts I bet you didn't know!
2.) Daisies are found everywhere on Earth except Antarctica.
3.) Bees love daisy relatives. These include Goldenrod, making them an important ally to those stupendous honey makers.
4.) Daisy leaves are edible. Some people actually add the daisy leaves to salads. Daisies are closely related to artichoke and are high in Vitamin C.
5.) If left on their own, daisies can become weeds. This is because they can thrive in inhospitable conditions and are resistant to most bugs and pesticides.
But this also means they are easy to grow! My daisies are my "foundation" plants in my perennial beds. So when nothing else is in bloom, I know I can count on them to flower!
Daisy quotes to get you thinking!
One can get just as much exultation in losing oneself in a little thing as in a big thing. It is nice to think how one can be recklessly lost in a day. ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Be careful of words, / ... they can be both daisies and bruises. ~ Anne Sexton.
Never a daisy that grows, but a mystery guideth the growing; Never a river that flows, but a majesty scepters the flowing. ~Richard Realf
It is nice to think how one can be recklessly lost in a daisy! ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Patience stoutly resists pulling up the daisies to see how the roots are doing! ~ Neal A. Maxwell.
But after they bloom. They fade and eventually die. Sad!
Not Desert Steel flowers. Their blooms are hand-fashioned out of steel and last virtually forever.
How do I know this? Because I've been working with Desert Steel about four years now and the first products I received still look "fresh as a daisy" (Pardon the bad pun!)
Even after a few harsh Western New York winters, they show very little wear and tear.
And solar lights can be wonderful year-round. After all, is there any time you don't want extra light?
Especially in winter when the days are so short. Extra light around the perimeter of your home will be spot-on!
In fact, Tom and I are famous for displaying a few solar lights in our indoor pots. Ideal when you are fumbling toward the bathroom at 3 a.m.
Yellow is such a cheerful and happy color. I really hope you win this set of three Desert Steel solar lights!
Thanks for entering!
Solar light specs....
- (2) super bright LEDs, top and bottom
- 20 Lumens of powerful output
- Cool white light (like daylight)
- UV/fade resistant
- Rust proof
- No wiring needed
- Run-time:10 hrs
- Charge-time: 6 hrs
- AA rechargeable battery included (replaceable)
- Automatically turns on at dusk
- 18”H x 12"W