December light in our little house in the woods

When the low sun shines here in the Upper Peninsula at this time of year–and that’s a big when–light enters our house in long ribbons of luminescence. The winter can drag as gray skies loom overhead and lake effect clouds and snow blow off Lake Superior. We’re moving toward winter solstice now, just three short weeks away. Are you OK with seasonal darkness, or is it a challenge? Usually I am fine, but it sometimes gets oh-so-taxing.

Here’s an early December view of our living room with the kitchen behind and to the far right. Please note purple yoga blocks, the better to stretch, stretch, stretch. Which is what we sometimes need to do with our attitudes during long winter days. Thanks for dropping by our little house in the woods! (Brought to you by the game of Photo Shorts. Post one picture on your blog. Write something short. Go forth happily into your day.)

About Kathy

I live in the middle of the woods in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Next to Lake Superior's cold shores. I love to blog.
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29 Responses to December light in our little house in the woods

  1. Val Boyko says:

    Thanks Kathy πŸ’›πŸ™πŸ’› Love the idea of stretching our attitude during the long winter days! I’m going to borrow this for a stretchy yoga class ☺️

  2. Anna says:

    Love getting a glimpse into your cozy cabin. A good spot for some yoga.

  3. So cozy! Those beams are awesome. Seasonal darkness means more dreaming and stories and hibernation….I’m ok these things.

  4. Dale says:

    Oh, I so love that burst of light! It must be amazing to sit in its warmth.
    Happy December!

  5. jeffstroud says:

    Very nice beams of light! I can only imagine what it would be like through the winter months though I did live in upstate NY for about 5 years, it could snow for days while being on low mountain sun often shone brightly.

  6. Lovely beams of light reaching deep inside, to balance the long winter tree shadows outside. I’m okay with seasonal darkness as long as I can get outside every few days. (I do more yoga than walking in the winter.) Love all the wood in your house.

    • Kathy says:

      Getting outside during the long dark winter is so important… When we remodeled the kitchen last spring we tried to add something other than wood. We needed to snazz things up a bit. (Not sure if snazz is a word, lol)

  7. Stacy says:

    It reminds me of an Emily Dickinson poem – a certain slant of light. XOXO

  8. Cheers to your beams of light! I’m OK with seasonal darkness because the cold bothers me more than the darkness.

  9. Beautiful photo. I don’t do very well in the winter nor in the summer. Seasons affect my mood. .

    t do

    • Kathy says:

      I had a friend–who lived to 100–who suffered so much from dark winter days. It seems seasons do affect moods on some people more than others.

  10. Reggie says:

    We are so fortunate not to have long cold dark winters like you do. I think I would find it hard to stay upbeat… would probably hibernate like a bear! πŸ˜€

  11. Alanna says:

    Lovely space with losts of light. Miss that in this old farmhouse of mine!

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