June 21, Hot Summer Days, Beaches

June 21, the first day of summer and the Summer Solstice has the longest daylight time in the year. Depending on where you live, it can be light until very late in the day. The Scandinavian countries have only 3-4 hours of darkness during this time of year. It seems very different to have daylight until 10:00 or 11:00 in the evening. Our sun comes north to the Tropic of Cancer, its northernmost point that day, and then will head back toward the Equator.

As you watch for sun patterns in your home, this is the “highest” the sun gets in the sky. From this point forward it will start setting a little farther towards the south each day. Since sun has such impact on our homes with light and heat, it is good to see how the different angles affect your homes interiors. The sun is an amazing force for our lives. We love it streaming into our homes sending a brilliant light.

Many of us have put Silhouette® window shadings into our homes to capture that light, a filtered view and insulation simultaneously. As we love the light, so do little gnats, flies and other bugs. We wonder why bugs get into the  spaces between the vanes. They love the light and warmth just as we do. We, however, don’t get stuck inside the openings, like the little pests do. As our readers often experience this issue, we are spreading the word about our invention called CamilyWand™ Sticky Bug Removal Tool™ to assist in removing the debris that collects in between the vanes. It works like a charm using the sticky tip to grab the bug as the pole is inserted into the vane opening. It is a safe, convenient, simple tool designed to get rid of the bugs or debris found in inaccessible places as well as Silhouette® blinds. It also works on Nantuckets™, Luminettes®, Vignettes®, Solera® and Pirouettes® by Hunter Douglas as well as Illusions and Shangri-La blinds manufactured by other companies.

It is important to remove the unsightly bugs as soon as you notice them, not only for the safety of your blind, but for the beauty of the windows in your home. Having a bug free view and  preserving your shadings will protect your investment, adding longevity to your shadings and the joy of light into your home.

We at Camily, LLC wish you a wonderfully warm, safe summer, enjoying your families and friends.