I love seeing how light catches on things, on the wall in the winter sun. Glinting off of the water or snow. Hitting a diamond and making it sparkle. Shining on a moonstone or a crystal and starting a rainbow. I’m always thinking about it. When I take pictures, when I make jewelry, when I make paintings.
On Jeweler’s Row in Chicago, the main jeweler’s building has special lights in the elevator that make your diamond sparkle even more intensely.
The light here in the Southwest is very different that it was in Chicago. At almost 8,000 feet above sea level, we’re that much closer to the sun.
In March, we camped out at Chaco Culture National Historical Park, so that we could wake up and see the Spring Equinox Sunrise. Much of the architecture at Chaco Canyon is oriented around sun and moon cycles. During the Spring Equinox, as the sun gradually rises above the canyon walls, it shines directly through the cardinally-aligned windows of Casa Rinconada, the largest kiva in the canyon.
Read more about our visit to Chaco Canyon National Historical Park here.