A few weeks ago at Costco I saw some solar lights made to look like cattails. I didn’t buy them at the time, but they stayed in my mind so last Thursday when we walked by them again, I picked them up.
I set them up in the garden on Friday morning, so they would have the day to charge, and then watched with anticipation as evening came on.
These photos are actually in reverse of the order they were taken in, but I think they flow better that way.
They come as two pieces – one has two lights on it, the other is a single light. I actually moved them a bit closer together on Sunday, so they are in a slightly different position in this photo.
This was taken from our living room, looking down through the window. I wasn’t sure how well the picture would come out, but I was pretty happy with it.
And these were taken from the driveway, using my tripod. It was actually quite dark, or so it seemed to me, so I was surprised how much light and colour came out on the photos. It’s worth clicking on these photos to see them enlarged.
For this one, I was standing a little way out from our garage door.
For this one, I was further down the driveway, looking toward the house.
When I placed the lights by the front step, I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to leave them there permanently. Once I saw the lights in action, I decided I like it. I think it’s good having lights by the step that will come on automatically when it gets dark.
I’m also pretty impressed with my camera. Having very little actual knowledge, I was able to take these pictures after dark and have them come out. It was fun playing with my camera and tripod outside at 10 o’clock at night. 🙂
Edit 2014-06-13: Three years later, people are still stopping by and commenting on this post, usually to ask where they can buy the Cat Tail lights or replacement parts. I really have no idea! I I can only repeat what I’ve mentioned in the comments before – try http://globalxsupport.com/ which was the website listed on the box. Hope that helps someone and thanks for stopping by! 🙂