27 July, 2016

Twinkling Bug Jar

I would like to introduce you to M.J. (Mason Jar); he's the latest addition to the natural area just off the side porch outside the studio.  He guards the birdfeeders and the birdbath by day with his whimsical good looks and bug-eyed, rustic charm; but it's after dark that M.J. really goes to work!  Equipped with a solar collector inside his lid, which powers a rechargeable battery, the tiny string of LED lights twinkle for hours on end after the sun goes down. M.J. was a gift from Mr. Goodneedle's cousin and her husband, who visited with us earlier this month. I was hopeful that he would prove a deterrent to the ravenous deer who patrol at night to partake of our Hosta, Day Lilies and Black-Eyed Susan (you can clearly see a few of these nibbled off flowers directly behind M.J.), but so far I don't think that the deer have been fazed. Oh, well, no matter; I just love the night magic that's happening in the garden currently.  You can enjoy it too!  
Life is Good!

8 comments:

carol fun said...

I LOVE this little guy... Anyway I could buy one?

45th Parallel Quilter said...

I was surprised to learn that we have very few lightening bugs in Northern Michigan ... we always had them in the summer when I was a kid growing up in Illinois. ANYWAY ... the deer have taken to eating my tomato plants ... YES! ... my tomato plants!! I thought they didn't like those plants and tomatoes! They're not little plants either ... they stand a good 4-5 feet tall and are in cages. Perhaps these "lights" will ward them off and I might still get some tomatoes from those vines!! Linda

Janet O. said...

Oh, that is magic! LOVE it. Thanks for the video. : )

BarbCarol said...

Love that! We have a huge security light that illuminates about 2 acres and all it does is show the deer exactly where the plants are.

Shasta Matova said...

That is really cute. It looks mesmerizing to watch.

Sherrill said...

Any idea were they got this? I'm always looking for cute, different ideas for our church auction that raises money for missions. He's adorable!

cityquilter grace said...

who cares if it scares the deer...i love it! need a few more tho...LOL

Anne Heidi said...

Oh that is adorable!