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Friday, November 21, 2014

just an observation



November 19, 2014 ~ sunlight dancing off the prism onto the wall.

January 21, 2013 ~ sunlight dancing off the prism onto the wall

January 10, 2014

I pull the living room blind at night for privacy plus the sun shines in there in the mornings for most of the year.....until about the 22nd of November.  When I see the light from the prism....hanging off the candelabra....splashing on the wall in November....I know that the sun won't be shining into the window again until January.  We have about 8 weeks or so of no sun shining in the living room as the sun gets closer to the equator for the shortest day of the year around December 21....the first day of winter.


I had to stand to the left of the window to look at the sunrise this morning.
Then I went out on the back deck and took a photo.

Sunrise from the deck ~ November 21, 2014

Just a silly observation I made.  The long days of the winter equinox are upon us.  I happened to capture the sun shining on the prism in January the past two years but this is the first time I have captured this in November (top photo).  A silly notion but it fascinates me.  I'm certainly not looking forward to winter but when mid January comes around we start to see the lengthening of the days again and there is a light at the end of the tunnel.  Only 2 months to go!

Okay.  Am I crazy to notice these things?  Do you notice them too?  Please say you do.  :-}

And it has nothing to do with the fact that I have Vertigo right now.  Speaking of which....I am seeing my physiotherapist who is trained in doing the  Epley Maneuver on Monday morning.   You can click on the link and read how this is done should you be interested or there are also YouTube videos you can watch.  Should be interesting!!  Hopefully it doesn't make me sick.  I'll let you know how it goes.


I hope you have a great weekend.  Are you going to observe the sunrise and note the changes in it? Let me know if you do.  :)

Blessings,
Pam

37 comments:

  1. I hope you'll be able to tell us on Tuesday morning that the vertigo is completely gone. And yes, of course I notice things like that. Lol I always notice the way the light affects just about everything. :-) Enjoyed your photos. :-)

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  2. And your loving room must be on the east side of your house, for our living room windows are on the south and we're starting to get a ton of sunlight streaming in through those windows, throwing sunlight onto my aloe plant.

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  3. I notice the sunrise whenever there is one here these days - it's late enough that I'm up! But most days are grey clouds and/or snow!

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  4. I see the same things often Pamela. Don't feel as though you are out there alone as you have tons of company. I am extremely familiar with vertigo as my sister has been suffering since October with a severe severe case. They done a ton of specific tests and have finally confirmed it is a severe case. Hope yours is not so bad and you get better soon. I had a mild mild mild case once and that was enough for me. Carol

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  5. First of all, Pam, I hope your appointment goes well. I like how you caught the sunlight in your house and I notice how it changes in my home as well, but not with as much detail as you do; I'll have to pay more attention!.Once winter settles in later on, the afternoon light in my living room turns the walls a glowing golden colour, pretty and warm.

    -Karen

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  6. you are not crazy dear Pam to notice these things. I notice the sun postitions at our house too.

    The procedure sounds interesting. I sure hope it works for you.

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  7. Very observant of you! Yes, I also notice such things, but it has only been in recent years. For example, while waiting for the schoolbus last year, I'd document the position of the sun between the house and the barn across the street.mI was very glad when it shifted to behind the barn thus not putting my eye out and then it returned only it was higher in the sky and not so obnoxious.

    Don't you think that Christmas comes at just the right time with the extra lights and warm colors? It helps get us over the hump to brighter light at the end of January.

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  8. Oh I love the light dancing off the prisms! Yes I do notice those things. The sunrise from your deck is gorgeous!
    Here's hoping the procedure works! Have a great weekend.

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  9. Not silly at all to me as I have always observed the sun the same way . Lovely photos . It is cold here but the sun is shining . Thanks for sharing , Have a good weekend !

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  10. Very observant of you, Pamela! Beautiful sunrise; thanks for capturing that. Best of luck with your procedure. Hope you are feeling better.

    Happy weekend!

    Hugs,
    Poppy

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  11. Love the light - and, no, it's definitely not silly. Over here, the nights start getting shorter after 21st-ish - but it's typically colder after Christmas (not that weather has been particularly 'typical' in recent years). good luck with the vertigo-thing - it can be extremely debilitating, i know. A problem with the year - quite common, I think. Take care.

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  12. Beautiful sunrise. These darker evenings are not geed,especially when it snows. I watch the sky a lot and it is fascinating to see the different locations of various things. The sun is out today and the temperatures are on the rise for the weekend, even predicted tone +14 Celsius on Monday. Good grief what sloppiness that will create.

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  13. I notice these small things! Luckily for us who live in the Northern Hemisphere, we have Christmas to look forward to as the days shorten. Then just before Christmas, it's the Winter Solstice and the days begin to lengthen again giving us hope for more light and warmth. Of course we have to get through January and February's cold but at least the days ARE getting longer. :))

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  14. i do notice. what i have found is it definitely looks different as i get older. i don't recall the time change affecting me as a kid like it does now. i am sleepy ... like the darkness makes me feel it is time for bed enough though it is not even close to bed time. i guess for me i make it in my brain that it is right ... that we have to go through this time ... & the spring will be 10 times better. i love the prisms on your wall ... so pretty. ( :

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  15. Pam, although I do notice the immense changes in light, I know that Winter will be beautiful like always. I am glad to hear you are going for treatment and hope it resolves or helps, my friend!...:)JP

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  16. Amazing how one little prism can make such pretty patterns.
    I don't necessarily notice the light in our rooms, but I always could gauge times of year by where the sun sets were on our lake.

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  17. Hi Pam! Oh, I love the beautiful reflections of light and your snaps are lovely! I'm sorry to hear you're having Vertigo! My mother had that and the same treatment you're speaking of! It sure did work for her and I pray it will for you.
    Thank you so much for the Thanksgiving blessings.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  18. No, you are not silly...I do this too...OK, so maybe we BOTH are,,,lol! Your photos are so pretty...love the prisms on the wall! I am really aware of where the sun in rising and setting in my neck of the woods. Sunsets are hard to come by in my yard with so many tall, tall trees. Have a great weekend!

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  19. I do notice the varying angles of light throughout the year. It's so interesting how it changes. Love the warm sunlight in your living room dancing off the prisms. Sunrise and sunset are pretty much obscured here now - it's dark, cloudy and rainy. I looked out the window at 2:30 this afternoon, from school, and couldn't believe how dark it was already.

    I do hope the Epley manouevre works for you. Vertigo is a miserable thing, I've heard. Have a good weekend, Pamela.

    hugs,
    Lorrie

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  20. Very cool observation! I like how the light hits the wall. I hope you get some relief from the Vertigo!

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  21. The view out the window's marvelous!

    I've had vertigo. It wasn't fun at all.

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  22. Hi Pam, I think we are kindred spirits - I just did my recent post on the sunlight coming in through the windows and leaving patterns on the wall! The light is wonderful this time of year, isn't it? You have captured a lovely sunrise and I love your chandy - the prism reflections are amazing. I hope that you have success at your appointment. I'm sending positive thoughts your way. xo Karen

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  23. Hello Pam, I am so sorry you have vertigo. I hope that by Monday afternoon you will be feeling a whole lot better. It is very troubling. I have had it many years ago. It makes me feel good when you suggest that winter won't be too much longer! I really do not like the cold, the snow, the short lighted days...oh I could go on and on. And yes, I do notice things like - - well, I have to keep pulling the shades in the family room now so that the sun does not fade my sofa and the pillows....soon things will change and the earth will move and I can leave the shades open. I hope you have a very nice Thanksgiving. God bless you and your family!

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  24. I love your prism post . . . and thoughts.
    I have a large round prism in my kitchen window. Oh my do I love it when the sun is just right and the twirls and flickers dance around the room. It reminds me of years past when one of the grand babies happened to be visiting and sitting in their high chair I would put the prism in a gentle turn . . . and the dancing would begin. The little ones used to love seeing those twirls dancing on the kitchen walls/room.

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  25. I am so sorry for you you going through the vertigo. I hope the procedure works.
    Keeping you in my thoughts and caring Pamela . . .

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  26. Oh Pam, I have been suffering with Vertigo since August and do the procedure which helps a lot but it keeps coming back.. I have been told that the only real help is rest.. And who has the time??? Love your pics and I look forward to January from November on.. Sad but true.. xo

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  27. Great photos...
    I am very aware of the sunshine....and lack of sunshine!
    Can't wait til the days start getting longer again!
    Enjoy your evening....
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  28. It is funny how we were both looking at these things at the same time wasn't it! It must be something about the time of year perhaps. xx

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  29. I love and enjoy pretty sunrises and sunsets. Since we've moved to the outer edge of town, I see them much clearer and they seem more intense....beautiful...

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  30. Pam, I loved this post. Of course, you're not alone, dear lady, I watch the light patterns all year round too. I love the photos you captured of the prisms and the fact that by January, things will be looking much brighter than they do right now. I hope you have relief from the vertigo, I have had it too, and it's awful. I've been afflicted with (get this name: Scintillating Scotoma) lately which is bothersome. I guess it's nothing to worry about, so the doctor tells me, but there's nothing to be done about it, either. If it's not one thing lately, it's another. I hope to hear you have relief from the vertigo very, very soon. Hugs to you.

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  31. I hope it goes well tomorrow. If it makes you sick it should be over right away but it may not at all. I also observe things like you do. And I love to see the sunlight coming in our windows. But not today. We are getting two inches of rain and it's sooo cold.

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  32. We definitely notice here...especially when it gets dark a little before 5:00! :(
    Love that last photo-so pretty!
    Susan

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  33. Oh know, I used to watch and know the light patterns in our old house. I'm just learning the how the light moves in this house. I'm so sorry you have vertigo! I hope this treatment helps!

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  34. Oh Pamela, I really hope you can get this vertigo under control. It sounds just dreadful. On another note, I cannot get over the sunrise from your window...beautiful

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  35. Yes, we're always in tune with the sun and its changing positions throughout the year. It was especially noticeable when we lived out west and had a 180 degree mountain view - we could watch as the sun 'traveled' back and forth along the mountain tops over the seasons (not to mention the extra long days in summer and extra long nights in winter).

    Hope all goes well with your vertigo treatment.

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