Solar Path Lights in Winter
I've been picking up those small solar powered path lights at WalMart and other places---you know the ones that sell for about $4. I have found they make my flowerbeds *so* pretty at night during the winter, especially when everything is so dreary.
The problem is, here in the Northwest (Lakewood area) it has been so dark all winter I can't get them to charge long enough to hold their light for more than just a few minutes. If I bring them in and fully charge them under a lamp they will last most of the night.
I *love* the twinkling affect on a dark night with them scattered about, but has anyone had any luck figuring out how to get them to charge in our dark winters (short of bringing them in everyday)?
I've also noticed they are not very waterproof, so I am taking the time to seal them better---good winter project!
Any suggestions would be appreciated. My kids gave me a string of solar butterflies I want to put out too, but have hesitated because of the other problem.