Shine a Light

So when we moved into a house where the bedroom had a south-east facing skylight right over where the bed goes (in a room with coombed ceilings there’s not a lot of choice), we did know that come June we might find having the sun shine in at 4 in the morning would get a bit old, although it’s hard to imagine it right at the moment. What we weren’t expecting was to be woken by the moonlight pouring in in the small hours, in November. Even a crescent moon generates a surprising amount of light when it’s otherwise completely dark, enough to make me think it’s dawn already and I’ve overslept before realising it’s still the middle of the night.

Eventually we will probably break down and get blinds for the window, but at this time of year any light in the sky is a bonus – especially when you can watch the stars in bed (so much warmer and more comfortable than any other stargazing) – so it won’t be any time soon.

I suppose even thinking it has scuppered their appearance for at least a decade round here, but how awesome would it be to wake up and see the Northern Lights – all from the comfort of my own bed?

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7 Responses to Shine a Light

  1. Ulli says:

    … and the shooting stars… wow!

  2. Klasse says:

    You’re not likely to see the Northern Lights facing south-east!

  3. disgruntled says:

    @klaase that’s a fair point. I’ll hold out for Ulli’s shooting stars then

  4. We love leaving the curtains open on moonlit and snowy night… At the moment I’m dashing out into any sun I can find, low light and grey days do me now good at all…

  5. disgruntled says:

    yes, any light is precious!

  6. ballsofwool says:

    I love that you’re such a dreamer!
    The full moon often keeps me awake at night even just what light creeps round the edge of my blinds. Awhooooooo!
    Miguel really misses the Southern sun, and one of his favourite rueful comments at the end of yet another dreich day, just as the sun reappears from under the blanket of cloud for about 2 seconds on its way down below the horizon, is “Its going to be sunny tonight, at least”.

  7. disgruntled says:

    I’m with Miguel …

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