I don't know about you, but I am all about "light". Natural light. The light that floods a room when shades are raised, and slips away when shades are drawn.
Due to my early morning schedule, our shades (most of them) stay drawn until I return home at 3:00 pm
On weekends the first thing I do when I get up is raise the shades. Light changes the feeling of the house, brings in life.
This week we had a foot of snow...then the fog came and took it all away! It was in the 50's today!
When I came home, the light was very pretty: