After Dark

So I arrived home after Monday’s walk with thoughts of a hot coffee, a hot meal, and a warm bath … to utter darkness. Not a glimmer of light. What!

Candle Light

Yikes, my light lilac wall turns pink in the candlelight: 22nd October 2018

A phone call later—oh, it’s a power cut, and the power would be off at least through to midnight. How serendipitous! I used the power-cut to fulfill the #2018picoftheweek: After Dark

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12 Responses to After Dark

  1. Brian Bixby says:

    I believe that is the textbook definition of serendipity.

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  2. Lovely photo, Crispina . It has a very gothic vibe 🙂

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    • crimsonprose says:

      Well, I had a choice of the candlesticks and the celtic mirror, or a low-edged dish with about 15 tealights and a circular mirrow. The latter showed great golden light. But I preferred the more subtle. But, please don’t think I have a pink living room. It’s more a kind of greyed lilac or mauve. Yet the entire room looked red under that light.

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  3. Love the rosy overtones to the photo! Very nice… I’m also glad you put in (kept in?) the unlit lamp.

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    • crimsonprose says:

      I did think to move it, but to be honest, it left the composition looking rather weak. Plus it’s very blackness (and it is black), helps to emphasis that this was, indeed, a powercut.


      • That’s exactly what I like about it. It’s a visual representation of WHY the candles were lit…

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      • crimsonprose says:

        In fact, they’re the second lot of candles I used that night. Thought, admittedly, the first ones were 2/3rds burnt down. And what you can’t see is how blackened the base of one from the flame where I melted it to get it to hold. It’s a tad wonky as well. Oh, the perfectionist in me!

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  4. Joy Pixley says:

    That’s a gorgeous mirror! And how nice that you’re prepared for the power outage with so many nice candles. I like that the room looks red/pink in the candlelight (it looks cosy), but I agree that in regular light, I would much prefer lilac to pink.

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    • crimsonprose says:

      I thank you. I bought the mirror for its Celtic look, the intertwine, but it was actually carved in Indonesia. And it’s not that I’m always geared for power cuts, but that I do use candles for chill out times. The candleholders were a Christmas present from my parents, a couple of years before my mother died. I remember her laughing (though I’m not sure that’s the exact word’ and saying , ‘Finally, we get her something she likes!’ Which makes me sound really unappreciative, and it wasn’t true. I distinctly remember when I was 18, my mother gave me a book on mythologys of the world. I still have that book. It was just she and me didn’t gel. 🙂

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