I discovered some beautiful embellished candles that I wanted to purchase while I was on vacation in Colorado.  When I inquired at the boutique, I was informed the candles were simply part of the store’s decor and not for sale!  I took a couple photos and an “attempt to create this” note was added to my mental to-do list.

The inspiration!

The supplies: a giant candle I purchased at IKEA long ago, an intricate cross from Hobby Lobby and leather cord!

The end result. Simple! Not exactly like those I adored in Colorado, but…

While searching for the candle photos I found these old favorites from that  Colorado trip!

A stranger on the street let me snap this image of his exhausted dogs. This is one of my favorite photos of all time!

Perhaps Love… Love these rock lyrics.

Perhaps Love

Perhaps love is like a resting place
A shelter from the storm
It exists to give you comfort
It is there to keep you warm
And in those times of trouble
When you are most alone
The memory of love will bring you home

Perhaps love is like a window
Perhaps an open door
It invites you to come close
It wants to show you more
And even if you lose yourself
And dont know what to do
The memory of love will see you through

Oh, love to some is like a cloud
To some as strong as steel
For some a way of living
For some a way to feel
And some say love is holding on
And some say letting go
And some say love is everything
And some say they don’t know

Perhaps love is like the ocean
Full of conflict, full of change
Like a fire when its cold outside
Or thunder when it rains
If I should live forever
And all my dreams come true
My memories of love will be of you

Words and music by John Denver