We have been in the warm half of the year long enough that it's easy to forget there was any other way to live. I take for granted that it's light outside after work. I take for granted that I can sit outside without shivering. I take for granted that surrounding scenery is always green. It is such a wonderful luxury.
Of course I sit out on my balcony for meditation, but I find that I stay much longer than the allotted meditation time. Before and after the official meditation time, I also sit there, gazing at sky and trees, daydreaming.
I think it is good for my peace of mind to have time to daydream. I think I don't do it so much in winter. In winter, if I'm going to just lie or sit around, I turn on the radio or a CD, rather than just listen to the world around me.