Yesterday for the first time in quite awhile I was able to eat dinner on my balcony with the sun still up. It was very pleasant! My husband and I enjoyed the extra time outside; absorbing the time as much as possible. All too soon the sun slipped behind the hills and the temperature dropped. I hastened inside but carried with me the pleasure and ease that we enjoyed with even a small amount of increase in the light.
Your climate may not yet offer you the chance to dine al fresco but perhaps you have noticed the lengthening of the light. The increase remains subtle yet it is present. As I nestle in Winter and its gifts I wonder what other small gifts may come with the return of the light?