The gray skies of winter have officially descended on the Pacific Northwest. With those skies come not only rain, sometimes snow, and occasional freezing rain, but also what I call the doldrums. Hard to wake in the mornings, unmotivated throughout the days, longing for sunlight.
Add to all this the fact we live under approximately 25 old-growth Douglas firs. Our home is dark most days requiring artificial lighting from morn until night.
Consider we’ve entered the third year of the pandemic. And news reports predict increasing prices on food, gas, and other goods. Many of us thought we’d come through the worst of the pandemic only to meet the variants, Delta and now Omicron. For some, it means a return to mandated safety guards, such as masking and proof of vaccination. For others, it ends in a positive test leading to illness and sometimes death. The pandemic’s history and current story paint another dark picture weighing on us, much like the darkness of our winter.
It’s amazing what a little thing like a stream of light coming into your home can do to brighten what started as a dark day! The things I mentioned above dragging me, and perhaps you, down became so much lighter. Has a stream of light brightened a day for you?
I like how you contrast dark with light and end in a crescendo of startling light. The lacy reflection is lovely. . . startling too! Thank you, Sherrey.
Marian, thank you for your gracious thoughts and words. I like that lacy reflection too!
I hear you, Sherrey! I live in a shaded redwood canyon but I drive down the road everyday to walk my dog in the park, getting light and exercise–a double bonus.
Hello Martha, you get a double dose, thanks to walking the dog each day. Walking and exercise makes for a great bonus!
It’s so gray and dark here too right now, Sherrey. They take a toll. I hope there’s sunny days ahead in the not too distant future for both of us.
Linda, I thought of you once or twice while writing this post. We have compared notes once or twice on our similar locales and winter weather. I’m hoping for the “not too distant future” too!
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