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Super Moon and Other Natural Spectacles
When a new moon coincides with its closest elliptical approach to Earth, we are treated to what is known as a supermoon: looming bright and huge in the night sky. This week has treated us to the most spectacular supermoon seen in British skies for over 70 years….or not, depending on the cloud cover in your neck of the woods!
In fact, there were very few parts of the UK that were subject to unbroken cloud and many patient watchers of the night sky were rewarded with the beautiful, if intermittent, sight.
However, many of us would not have been tempted out into the dark, cool autumnal evening away from our cosy living rooms, with curtains drawn and fires ablaze. Those fortunate to have a Garden Escape, however, could have snuggled up in style, gazing out at the night through their full length glass windows and doors, awaiting the moment when the supermoon broke cover.
And it isn’t just the moon that many of us will have missed out on this year: there have been many natural treats laid on by Mother Nature in 2016 which will have passed many of us by. Last winter’s exceptionally mild weather resulted in an early and bountiful profusion of spring flowers, which all but the most avid nature watchers and dog walkers will probably have missed as spring was very wet!
Summer was pretty good: on a worldwide basis, the hottest on record according to the latest UN statistics. Although there will be many a Brit who will probably refute this recent announcement, the trees certainly had a fantastic growing season this year, courtesy of the soggy spring and warm summer. As a result, their leaves have built up plenty of sugars in 2016 and as the trees reabsorb the high levels of chlorophyll and sugars, in readiness for winter, we are being treated to an exceptionally vibrant autumnal display of reds, golds and russets.
The fact is, that nature is ever changing, yet always beautiful in all its myriad forms and always there. But if you don’t get outside to appreciate it, you won’t even notice all the treats that lie in store right outside your door. Modern life so often gets in the way of the simplest of outdoor pleasures. The allure of our comfortable homes and workplaces, crammed with a seemingly endless technological stream of entertainment and distraction, quite literally stops us smelling the roses.
A Garden Escape can be used for many a purpose from gym, to home office, to art studio and more. However, whatever your chosen use of a garden room, it will get you outside even if only for the brief jaunt through the garden to its door. Once comfortably ensconced inside, you cannot fail to notice the amazing display of natural delights in the world outdoors, whatever the season, the weather or the time of day. And next time it presents itself, you might even be tempted out for a spot of supermoon gazing.
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