I took this photograph during last week, Thursday I think it was. It was 9.04pm. The Little People were finally asleep in bed and J was busy doing some work on the computer so I thought I would come and keep him company up in the attic. I had no idea the light was doing this magical thing until I looked out the window and I was absolutely bowled over by the beauty of it, the way the setting sun reflected on the buildings making the whole scene shimmer and glow.
I know I'll look at back at this picture later in the year when summer has faded and the days are short again and marvel at the fact that this was taken at nine-oh-four-pee-em :: a time when in winter I am yawning and retreating to bed to snuggle down with a good book by lamplight. But no not in summer. In summer I sit by the window and ponder.
The attic24 window at the front of the house is a small dormer type window and has a convenient little window seat built in under the eaves. It's from this window that I take in the view and survey the weather. See you have to duck under the beam to get into this cosy space, and although it's still all a bit makeshift and shabby, we all love it. Its a favourite place for the Little people to play :: I had to remove a playmobil pirate and the Fat Controllers Wife before I took this photo, I have no idea what they were up to together. And yes, I like to sit here and ponder a while.
And on this night I also had a little rippling going on in the golden evening light. It was an hour of total peace, harmony and tranquility. J doing his quiet tap-tap on the computer keyboard, me enveloped in the soft folds of Cashmerino ripples, the Little People asleep downstairs. I love these cosy fragments of domestic life. And I love that this blanket is so much a part of that cosiness. It's more than a whole bundle of yarn knotted together :: it's a whole collection of memories too. Stripe after stripe of spring and summer time.
I'll remember this in winter when I am wrapped up in it's warmth, will recall these happy summer weeks when I made a stripe each night in the glow of the setting sun.