Like millions of other people, I have really had enough of winter and want to see sunshine, butterflies and flowers!
And this year, it is not just the general being sick and tired of darkness and cold: The other day it was said on the news on German telly that we're having the least sunny February in 50 years.
|Another monochrome morning on Monday.
|Only very few splashes of colour out there, such as the orange hardhat on the man cutting the tree in my neighbour's garden.
No wonder, then, that people get listless and feel like sleeping all the time.
Of course, there are ways of counter-balancing this lack of light. One recommendation is to make use of the little light there is; even by being outside on an overcast day for a mere 15 minutes exposes your body to more lux than an entire day under the artificial lights at the office. Some people have special lamps installed that emit light with the same wavelength as the sun. And of course, you can give yourself (and others) a little boost by wearing bright, cheerful colours:
The little yellow notebook I found when helping my sister move her books and book cases last Saturday (she has her floors done, and everything needs shifting). The notebook has never been used; yellow is my favourite colour, and so my sister let me keep it.
Thank you, sis!
Oh, and my orchid is finally blossoming again: