The Influence of Light On Your Home's Life

The Influence of Light On Your Home's Life

Abby Stone
May 26, 2009

042709-light.jpgMemorial Day, early this year, marks the beginning of summer for us. And, with the days getting longer and it staying light out later, we have been finding that the rhythm of our life changes. It feels odd to eat dinner while the sun's still shining so our dinner parties start later. It gets lighter later so we're not as eager to get up for an early morning class or hike or even to get out of bed...

In our home, the places where the sun streams in are naturally the places we gravitate towards. The spot on the sofa, warmed by the sun, is the preferred place for cat napping, reading or just daydreaming; the bedroom's soft morning light beckons us to stay in bed; the living room's best as the sun sets and the light cuts across the center of the room. Hopefully, we have a garden we can linger in or a friend with a pool they're willing to share or even a front step we can sit on. Later in the summer, we'll curse the sun and the heat but for now, while the climate's still temperate, we open our homes to the sun and revel in its warmth.

[Greg's Reflection of Taste]

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