blue spruce in blue light
we have a set of six clerestory windows high above the single space that serves as our living room, dining room, and kitchen. the windows face south, and the light that shines through them moves in two perpendicular directions on two separate schedules. through the course of each day, the light travels eastward across our counters or our floors, as the sun makes its way toward the western horizon. and over the course of each year, between the summer solstice and the winter solstice, the light advances a little bit farther into the room each day, as the sun’s arc grows shallower in the southern sky. just a couple of days ago, i noticed the sun in my eyes as i sat at my computer, in the same location, and at the same time, as i have sat there for weeks. it was a little seasonal reminder that had been almost six months in the making.
blue spruce branch in winter sun