I've been wanting to experiment some more with fine Summer & Winter and colors because of something Baby Brother and Sister In Law commissioned in May 2008 soon after they started building their house: they wanted a huge piece hanging on a two-story wall in their house as a main attraction, much like something they saw in a bed-and-breakfast in Wanaka in 2005.
The entire wall to the left of The Wall is glass, the bottom part being folding doors leading to a deck, but everywhere else there long, narrow windows, which, during the winter nights gave cozy, lovely protected feel, but during the day, gave me claustrophobic shivers. I had to take a walk to the nearby train station/shopping center once or twice. Baby Brother and Sister In Law are in their late 30's and early 40's, both working long hours and they like to go out on weekends so I guess the house fits them well now. They do have plans to build a more relaxing, open home when they start considering retirement. And my Sister In Law being a sensible, cautious, intelligent type, I'm confident somehow they'll manage it. If my brother doesn't keep buying more cars and commercial-size wine coolers on the Internet, that is.
Family, eh! (And he's my favorite sibling!)