I’ve been hyper-aware of light this winter. I don’t think I ever really noticed before how it changes every second. My awareness began last month when I realized I’d temporarily forgotten that I have SAD, and have to artificially up my daylight quotient. (One of the reasons we moved away from Michigan after two years was the lake effect, which allowed us only two hours of sunshine between Halloween and Christmas one year. If you are similarly affected with the winter blues, I highly recommend a serious happy light. Link below.)
The skies were wildly dramatic through November and December, but now they are calmer, and more frequently gray and uniform. Still, there is some sunshine. How handy that snow reflects light in interesting ways. I stick pretty close to home in the winter, so I like to get out and see how our twelve acres change in the light. Isn’t it interesting how, in nature, the colors nearly always work perfectly together?
Link to my favorite light therapy lamps.
January 9th Words
Journal: 440 words
Long fiction: 0 words
Short fiction: 0
Non-fiction: 0 words
Blogging: 387 words
Exercise: Mondays are Domestic Goddess Days, so there was some housecleaning, and long hikes through grocery and produce stores.