We don’t have an alarm clock in our bedroom. We let the sun wake us up. In the summer, with so much to do in the garden, this means we got up pretty early. Now as our hemisphere points out into space and away from the sun, it means we’re not eating breakfast until 8:30 or so. For the first time in my life, I’m excited about daylight savings ending. It won’t change when I get up with respect to the sun, but it will mean All Things Considered will again be on after my morning shower rather than before.
But some mornings, like this morning, the sun doesn’t really get around to lighting up the bedroom. I took this picture around noon, and still it was as dark outside as pre-dawn. We’re spending the day slowly, drinking tea, catching up on inside tasks like making more mountain notebooks, and hoping that this thick rain does indeed turn into the snow we’ve been promised this evening. It will be our first of the season, if it happens. We’re ready, November.