Thursday, 19 February 2015

Looking On The Bright Side

February can seem so dreary.  Even though the days are getting a bit longer there's still a lack of daylight/sunlight and along with the damp, windy and cold weather we probably all feel a bit down in the dumps. The weather doesn't help my joint problems either so I'm a bit more housebound at this time of year.  In an anti- SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) move I set up little corners of brightness and cheer around my house.  I used some SAD CFL light bulbs which I bought from, some clip-on lamps from and made use of a camera tripod and a music stand that I never use to set them up on.

Using these lights I've been able to keep the poinsettia in the second photo alive beyond Christmas which is a first for me.  It's not only alive but thriving and growing taller with new bracts all the time!

Making my surroundings a bit more bright,cheerful and cosy has gone a long way to lifting my spirit and helping me to look forward to the preparations for spring.

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