Can you hear them? Night noises. Crickets, owls, whip-poor-wills, and tree frogs are among just some of the creatures that call the natural areas of Florida home. Here in the Clearwater and Tampa Bay areas, they live out their lives in wooded areas and marshes that are preserved and kept from urban development. Florida boasts many preserves, and our state park system maintains many of these areas, a large number here in Southwest Florida. The effort to maintain undisturbed homes for wildlife and natural areas for all to enjoy is a noble one, and it is an endeavor in which many property owners engage on their own. Do you have such an area? Perhaps it is a wooded area or a marsh behind your home and gardens. It contributes to the ambiance of your property by the soundtrack it produces, but it also contributes visually. And like your architecture and landscape, a preserved area can contribute to the look of your property at night, if it is highlighted with outdoor lighting.
You might ask, since a preserve is an area where nature rules, why would you want to impose upon it? But lighting a preserve does not involve adding fixtures throughout the woods, which would actually disturb the wildlife. Rather, we light the border. The concept is similar to illuminating a garden wall, but rather than bricks or stones, the wall is a living organism made of branches, trunks, or grasses. Well and flood lights bring out textures that create highlights and shadows and rival the artwork in any gallery. No wall humans build can matches the beauty of one composed of living things.
Such a wall, such a border, deserves to be noticed. And what better way to create that emphasis at night than outdoor lighting? Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay has the design and installation experience you need to make this perimeter shine after sundown. Rather than limiting its effect to acoustics, your preserve area can visibly add serenity to your evenings.
So don’t let your natural areas fade into the darkness each night as you listen to nature’s night song. Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater and Tampa Bay today and allow us to showcase the beauty that is already there.
Robert van der Putten, Owner
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay
727-785-6000 or 813-237-0340