We've been blessed with glorious sunshine for much of the past few weeks, very unusual for us this time of year when the rain, clouds and darkness normally descend for weeks on end. It has made my usual seasonal depression lift and for me to face the days with energy and excitement. Scrubbing decks, moving firewood, working in the studio, cleaning out more of the garden, cleaning off the driveway...all have seemed doable and have been done.
One thing I have noticed is that when the low winter sun is shining directly in the windows, every piece of dust, every fingerprint, every cat hair shows up on the furniture, on the tables and counters and floor. Housecleaning has seldom risen above the lower rungs of my priorities list (although I love a clean house, I don't want to be the one doing it all), so the newly visible neglect has made me do more cleaning than normal too.
December 1st marks my oldest daughter's birthday as well as letting me know that solstice is just 3 short weeks away! Then the days begin to get longer....Such a relief. At times, I feel like a primitive person must have felt who perhaps did not understand the cycle of the seasons and did not know that spring would return.
Anyway, I have made some time in the studio and here's what's new.
Oh my, giveaway time again too. Will pick a name and a prize and post that tomorrow, I hope.
Scotland and Gillian Lee Smith
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