100 Days Project

Janey: My Wellington Winter

A study in appreciating a winter in Wellington.

As the saying goes, you can't beat Wellington on a good day, and this summer has reminded me of what a great place it is. Winter, however, can be a trying time in this city. The weather is rubbish and it's hard to see a good side to it. There's no snow to frolick in (well it happened once a couple of years ago and was the highlight of the year), there's no point owning an umbrella (rubbish bins in the city are graveyards for inside out umbrellas) and it's often hard to watch telly in a southerly.

I intend, therefore, to learn to appreciate my winter in Welllington. I will take one photo every day of something that makes me appreciate my day. I will write a one word title for each photo, and I will write 100 words about each photo. This will all be included on my website.

At the end of the project I will have a collection that (hopefully) encompasses my winter in Wellington.

Day 12:

Candles

Candles

Don’t you love how candlelight creates such an enchanting atmosphere, in warm weather and cool? Long summer nights stretched lazily on a chair outside surrounded by flickering flames in the garden or on a table are matched by cold, wet winter evenings snuggled on the couch surrounded by candles in glass jars providing sufficient light for seeing each other and telling secrets, but nothing more.

Candles used to be a necessity so people could see what they were doing, but are now only needed for the rare times when the power goes down. They are now compulsory in my home.