One of the few things I don't love about my current apartment is that it faces North. This means that throughout the day - even on the sunniest of the sunny - there is no direct sunlight into the apartment. It hasn't been a huge issue and all of our plants have continued to thrive, however, the 2 cats have clearly been missing the luxury of lounging in the warmth.
In our new apartment, we have 2 south facing windows which get light all day in the living room and - based on the below picture - I think M and P are going to be thrilled!
Note: this rare beam of sunlight is actually a reflection of the sun on windows across the street from us! We take what we can get :)