Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Morning and evening light

While I enjoyed winter's cosy dark mornings and early nights (any excuse for lighting candles), I am embracing the longer days spring has brought. On sunny days the lovely light in my house, especially the early morning and evening light, makes staying indoors as tempting as going outside. I usually end up doing both.

The light makes me want to eat raw vegetables and paint in the evenings and open the windows and move my office outside - a few cushions, a blanket, the teapot and whatever I am working on, plus sunscreen. It also makes me want to go down to the seashore first thing in the morning or when I get home from work. Sometimes I take my beautiful surroundings for granted. These days I stop to take in the view from my house every now and again when I am pottering around. I am working on a series of paintings that document the changing light across the bay as seen from my kitchen window.

These are the times I wish I either had a better camera or could finally make an effort to figure out how to use mine properly (the Luddite in me resists), but the photos still captured it.


  1. I clicked on your link with the view - what a wonderful view you have!!

  2. Ahh! I share your love of the light! I totally get it. I took a photo once of the sunlight hitting a knitted pink hat that belongs to my daughter. It was glowing! I've never shared that photo with anyone but I look at it from time to time and it always makes me smile.
    Hope you're having a wonderful day. I want to live by the ocean! Have I mentioned that? xo

    1. Oh, the story of your photo brings tears to my eyes!
      And I'd definitely recommend living close to the sea. Thanks for your comment xx