#015a Describe Your Favorite Indoor Summer & Winter Spots
|Window Seat in Le Château de Chillon|
Image courtesy of Peter Alfred Hess via Flickr
Please describe your favorite summer & spots in relation to these elements:
- views of the outside
- ventilation (drafts or breezes)
- natural lighting
- for this exercise, do NOT describe what the space looks like
#015b Do some Sun Worshipping on the Solstice, June 21Okay, maybe not "worshipping," but take notice of the longest day of the year.
|Traditional Norwegian St. Hansbål (bonfire)|
in Laksevåg, Bergen
Image courtesy of Nina-no via Wikimedia Commons
By the way, some calendars call solstices and equinoxes "the first day of" a season while others call them the middle of a season. For example, my calendar on the wall says "first day of summer" on June 21, but it's also referred to as "midsummer."
You may have heard of a nice little story by an obscure writer called "A Midsummer Night's Dream."
If you live in the western U.S., consider a trip to Chaco Canyon in New Mexico, ArcoSanti north of Phoenix, or Santa Barbara for the solstice parade.
If you stay home, you could gather a few friends, get out some blankets and spend time outside as long as the sun is up. Play music, picnic & don't forget the citronella.
#015c Check out my Pinterest Board
I've got a zessn Pinterest board: daylight, vistas & magic where I keep lovely images showing spectacular views and daylighting effects or particularly good controls. Take a look; get inspired by the outdoors and the sunshine. Imagine how you might get more access to them even when you're inside. :)