Wednesday, November 14, 2012

On a Rainy Night



Heavy clouds and rain blocked the sun yesterday, resulting in a very dark afternoon. After coming home from shopping, I lit a candle to dispel the gloominess. What is it about a candle, or a flickering fire that is so comforting? I'm not going to ponder the psychology of it; I'll just enjoy it.
 

Comfort food, to go along with the candle, was on the menu last night. Butternut squash roasted with onion and rosemary - so good.

Is lighting candles on an ordinary evening something you do? Or do you save them for special occasions?

12 comments:

Linda said...

Yes, I love to light my candles! It does add comfort to a room..... not sure why. But a fire causes us to gather round, doesn't it? It also stimulates conversation. Must go back to those long ago early days of life on earth!

cucki said...

Yes I love to light candles too..
Big hugs for you x

Carole said...

J'ai allumé une bougie il n'y a pas longtemps, aussi parce qu'il faisait sombre, et parce que j'avais besoin de sentir de la chaleur, du réconfort pour mon âme (une petite histoire désagréable avec ma soeur). Je n'en allume pas souvent, donc quand je le fais c'est pour une raison bien spéciale.

Alisa Noble said...

I have candles all over the house, but I seem to only light the couple of Yankee jar candles I have, for the scent.
I should light the others as well, candle light is warm comforting... especially this time of year.

podso said...

I light them whenever I can. I like it when we change our time as dinner then is after dark so there are candles or candle almost every evening.

Cheryl said...

Oh yes, I love lighting candles on a gloomy day! They are so cozy and comforting. (Come to think of it, I light candles lots of other days too!)

Your butternut squash looks yummy. My farmer brother-in-law brought us a heap of them over the weekend. I think I'll try some your way.

Vee said...

I very seldom light candles on a dark day, though I do have the harvest lights just now and soon the Christmas twinkle lights. I guess I use candles more for aroma than for cheer. I could change that, but then I'd spend more and frugal is my middle name.

Maggie said...

The butternut squash dish sound delicious, may have to give that a try,
I love to buy candles, especially scented ones, and often light one on dark evenings, I love the coziness they bring to a room.

Jennifer Beaudet said...

That sounds like the perfect rainy night! The butternut squash sound so yummy and easy enough for me. I only use candles for special occasions and when the power goes out! I love them though, I just never think about them. They're kind of expensive too. Thanks so much for your comments and input:) Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Anneliese said...

I want to light a candle more often. I forget to, but you make it sound like such a nice simple pleasure.

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

I'd light candles any time... but alas... hubby is very wary of them. So I don't use candles much now. But I do plug in the fairy lights in my living room (they live year round on my fig tree) any time I feel a need for cozy.

Your butternut squash recipe sounds heavenly... it is therefore fortuitous that I should have purchased one yesterday when I was out. Guess what we'll have for supper tonight on this snowy day.

Barbara said...

Simple but sounding delicious.