Have I mentioned I love summer? Oh, yes that's right I have. Well let me tell you that I am in love with this one especially. We have had such nice weather here, and let me also tell you, it's been a long time since I have spoken those words in summer months. It's been hot and sunny and the days have been long and beautimous. All these lovely days have made me remember one of the reasons I love summer so much - the light. It starts early and goes late. It has so many phases and stages that can completely change the mood and scenery around you.
In the not-summer-months here it's often one variation of grey or another: light grey, medium grey, dark grey. Grey with rain. Grey with the promise of rain et. al.. My house is dark so even on sunny days in the not-summer-months it seems to go from sunrise to sunset in a matter of a few hours and most of it seems to miss my house all together. Not only have we been enjoying the time outside in the sun and noticing how a walk along the same path can look one way in the morning and completely different in the evening, but even in my house I have been enjoying the dance of light durning the long days. Each morning I have been waking up to a great ball of diffused sunlight and throughout the day the sun changes and cast prisms and shadows and it's just lovely.
Have you seen the amazing light and shadow art by Kumi Yamashita? It's almost unbelievable how the objects are transformed into such beautiful shadows.