Of Weathered Windows and Dreams

posted by Sharon November 13, 2012 18 Comments

When you see a weathered window, do you wonder about all the people who have gazed through the glass?

What did they daydream about as they stood inside, sheltered and confined, and sought visual escape out into the world of light?

Some looked out on gardens, trees, rivers, fences, bridges. How a mind can meditate and dream at the prompting of any of those.

These windows live in a house built by a lumber baron, a man who knew and loved the wood that frames them. They are nine decades old. Imagine the generations who’ve enjoyed the view of lawn and oaks through these portals.

Herbs were dried along the top of this one, adding spicy fragrance to the cheer the senses of those who lived in this house.

Windows not only allow us to see the wonders outside. They also let the light in. Even before electricity, natural light coming in through glass could brighten your day.

We all need to dream — to look outside the place we stand and imagine. We all need windows, literal and figurative.

How about you? Are your “windows” clouded, in need of cleaning so you can dream more easily? Or is your life full of light and hope?

 

 

 

 

Photos of historical homes are from Greenfield Village in Detroit, well worth a visit!

Linking up with This or That Thursday, Sweet Shot Tuesdays, Communal Global and Texture Tuesdays. Photos are edited with Kim Klassen’s textures Feliicty, Evolve, and Laura.

 

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18 Comments

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desiraer November 13, 2012 at 6:09 am

It has been a while since I visited (babies, work = busy), but I sure have missed reading your posts! They are always so lovely.

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Sharon Odegaard November 14, 2012 at 3:31 am

Congratulations on your new little one! I’m sure you are happily busy with your 3 munchkins and your work!

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JillB November 13, 2012 at 7:08 am

Beautiful series! I especially love the 5th and 6th ones..

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Pieni lintu November 13, 2012 at 8:22 am

Beautiful old frames!!

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Erika B November 13, 2012 at 9:47 am

I love old windows too. That first one is absolutely gorgeous.

Erika B

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Molly November 13, 2012 at 10:11 am

Really thoughtful post. I think one of the worst things to happen to modern man is that we put him/her to work in shops and offices without a view of the outside world. I would HATE to work in a place where I couldn’t see outside…. I am very lucky to be able to work from home and enjoy the view whenever the urge takes me.

Mollyxxx

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Desktop Dreams November 13, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Lovely the light and contrast are particularly pretty

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Tamar Strauss-Benjamin November 13, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Gorgeous! I’ve never thought about it in that way!!

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Pride in Photos Photography November 13, 2012 at 2:10 pm

I have been to the Greenfield Village what a fun event that is…Photos are precious.
Laurie

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Domesstique November 13, 2012 at 5:00 pm

My windows are definitely in need of cleaning not just so I can dream more easily but also, so I can see gorgeous stuffs like yours. 🙂 Well done!

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Barbara November 13, 2012 at 6:26 pm

Love this post. Your images are beautiful as are your words. It’s interesting as I worked on my ‘dream’ post I felt like I was looking through old glass as I viewed my final images. Cool connection for me to your post.

Peace!

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Currie Silver November 14, 2012 at 7:16 pm

oh my is this a wondrous journey!! BEautimous and so well-told!!

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Carol Ann November 15, 2012 at 2:43 pm

I I like everyone of your photos you took.

Lovely!

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Linda Kittmer November 15, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Beautiful post and images! Windows are such an interesting photo subject with their wonderful views and the interest and character of the old frames, etc.

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tess November 15, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Those are so neat! Works of art!

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Emille, CA November 15, 2012 at 7:42 pm

The window with drying herbs speaks to me! I used to do that:)

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Sherry Galey November 16, 2012 at 4:50 am

I love images of windows and you have some great ones here. I especially love the leaded glass ones. What a view in the first!

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RH West November 16, 2012 at 8:19 pm

It is interesting thinking about the people who have loked through, much like thinking about old mirrors. Lovely shots there 🙂

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