I’ve been waiting for a sparkly cold clear day to take pictures of the re-decorated windows. I don’t think they are coming before New Year’s Day…if then.
Today was SO dark that the windows didn’t even look like daylight at 0800! Any hint of brightness was appreciated on this very dull rainy Northwestern day. So the rams with red glowing bulbs overhead looked properly Yulish – even if the birch curtains mean the hummingbirds can’t see the red and attack the window!
The larger living room window looked dull all day — until afternoon when the pale winter sun dropped below the heavy cloud cover and made the snowflakes look icy bright! As you can see, it is clearly “light” outdoors still, it still is very dark and the icicle lights helped with the illumination. They come on with a timer at around three o’clock….so even though the Solstice has come, we are not yet seeing much more bright daylight.
… if only these were the only shadows! And yes, I AM a child — my decorated window cast upon my wall by a spot of winter sunlight delights me all over again. (Also hating WP today, it is being utterly absolutely uncooperative about anything, since apparently some new hellish “do it this way” change has been kicked IN. I refuse to go try the “new way” because every new way for the past two years has been WORSE and driven me more mad.)
Knickknacks in the shelf, and shadows from the window facing south.
Memories to be captured in any case?
Jack Frost in the window, a crystalline snowflake in his hands — recaptured on the wall!
A lampshade has “shades of it’s own with the brief bright sunlight of a mid-winter’s day, and in the merry shade most popular at this season?
A plain pillow gets a sudden patterning, printed by the sun, too.
And shadows and reflections all at once, from window to picture frame and wall? Perfection!
I put my newly recycled string of stars on the dark mantlepiece!