The Gallery: Light

I love the light. I love it when it the sky starts to brighten at 4am (yes, I do often see it) and it is still light at 10.30 at night. For me, the long days mean happiness. They mean warmth and fresh air, leaving the doors and windows open – all the things I love.

On the flip-side, I hate it when it doesn’t get light until 8am and the light is already dying by 3.30pm. I hate having to close the curtains at 4. I feel weighed down and miserable. I don’t like the damp and the cold.

When it starts getting dark at 7pm, then edging towards 6pm, I start to feel increasingly miserable. A little part of me dies inside and I feel devoid of hope. Then my misery takes a massive leap when someone cuts a whole hour of light off the end of our days. Suddenly, the light is dying at 5pm. Although there is the small bonus of it being lighter in the morning. For a week or two at least.

I am not loving the lack of light right now and it’s still nearly two months until the shortest day.

But then things start to turn round. As the curtain closing moves to 5pm, then 6pm, it’s like a weight is being gradually lifted from me. There really is light at the end of the tunnel. By February, things aren’t looking so bad. I feel more positive in March, then positively elated in April. The light is back! Spring is here, summer is on its way and the world is most definitely a better place.

There’s just four or five months of misery to get through until I cheer up…

The Gallery, light, sunset, silhouette

I took this photo on my phone last week, after my younger son and his friend insisted on McDonalds for tea, despite the fact that it meant walking a mile each way in some distinctly unsettled weather. It was 5.30pm and the sun was fast heading for the horizon. It lit up the stormy clouds, silhouetted the trees and was briefly quite beautiful. Not long after, I saw this week’s Gallery prompt was ‘light’ and I knew I already had the perfect photo.

Linking up with The Gallery at Sticky Fingers. Pop over to see how others have interpreted the theme, ‘light’.

 

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Author: Sarah Mummy

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  1. Ha I’m just like you, I’m definitely a spring and summer person. Winter makes me grouchy. Oooh but that photo is fantastic!

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    • That is the perfect photograph and I hope the winter months pass quickly for you x

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      • Thank you! Really appreciate that. x

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    • Thanks very much! Glad I’m not the only one who gets grumpy in winter!

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    • Thanks very much! I’m sure I will! 😉 x

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  2. A stunning capture indeed. I’m with you on this whole light thing – so depressing isn’t it? One of the down sides to Autumn 🙁

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    • Thank you! I’m glad you get it too. It is miserable.

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  3. Thats an amazing pic! I swear a lot of us take better pics on our phones than we do on expensive cameras! I am the opposite of you though, I love the winter. Hibernating under lots of jumpers and blankets and hiding from the outside world. My idea of heaven 🙂

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    • Thanks very much! I think that was a very lucky phone photo as often mine takes pretty poor photos. Enjoy your heaven! It’s good to know someone will be happy.

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  4. I’m with you, it can be so depressing. Our electricity bill will soar in these forthcoming months, although I’m going to try and find some blue light bulbs for more natural light.

    #Popping over from The Gallery

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    • Those sound good! Our bills will soar too as the kids keep leaving the damn lights on! (I sound like Jim Royle now.)

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    • Thanks very much 🙂 x

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    • Thanks very much 🙂

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  5. Love this picture. I get frustrated that my phone never captures the sunsets as I see them (really need to get a decent camera), but we’ve had some beauties this season haven’t we. I even stop my car to take them! x #thegallery

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    • Thanks very much! My phone isn’t usually great at photos, but this was a lucky one! x

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  6. Gorgeous photo. I do look forward to Autumn until the clocks go back and then I’m thinking oh man, hurry up Summer!

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    • Ha ha, I know what you mean! I love the autumn colours, but I hate the dark and the cold.

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  7. What an awesome photo ! I love the evening light at the moment x

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    • Thanks very much. Me too, just a shame it doesn’t come a bit later! x

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  8. I really like that photo. I like the light bloom. like orange finger prints. Perfect imperfections.

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    • Thanks very much. It didn’t turn out quite as I expected it to, but in some ways it was actually better than expected!

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