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Windows

On the first Tuesday of each month we meet here to share photos of windows we have spotted. There have been some fascinating entries, I’m really enjoying seeing them. Recent or archive posts are all welcome, just leave a link in the comments.

On a recent walk to the tiny wooden St Catherine’s Chapel, Holworth:

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engraved glass

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The graveyard looks out to sea

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as we sat on the grass we were serenaded by what I think was a Goldfinch in the weather-beaten trees. We couldn’t see the bird well enough to identify it, but I have a wonderful free App called ‘Chirp’ that has taught me to identify birdsong and I checked it with that – what do you think? Song of a Goldfinch?

 

On the path down to the beach we noticed that this little cottage had been spruced up with new windows and a new thatched roof, shame they haven’t removed the horrid pebbledash on the walls.thatch

I’m looking forward to seeing a window on your piece of the world. ūüôā

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Windows

Welcome to our Photographic Monthly Meet Up when we share photos of windows old and new on the first Tuesday each month. Leave a link to a recent or archive post in the comments.

Cerne Abbas

The first is from the ruined remains of the Abbey at Cerne Abbas. You can read more about the history of the building here.

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Another old lattice window, from inside a National Trust property, but I can’t remember which one.

For complete contrast I’m remembering my holiday in Nevis, the Caribbean in April 2017

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Oh Bliss!

I’m excited to see what windows you have found this month.

Windows: Greenway and Tyneham

Greenhouse windows

Looking through the wibbly-wobbly glass of the magnificent greenhouse at Greenway House back in March.

The greenhouse sits in a peaceful walled garden looking onto the croquet lawn

Greenway House, Devon

Another view catching shadows on the inside

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and in contrast,

the windows from inside the old stables at the lost village of Tyneham

seen on a recent visit with Master R and Little Miss M.

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stable window

old lamp

I sat and crocheted at the picnic table outside while the children played a wonderful game of make-believe in the stables and barns

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Have you spotted any windows of interest?

We meet here on the first Tuesday of every month to share photos of windows we have found.

Whether ancient or modern, each window tells a story.

Leave a link in the comments, any time this month, to a new or archive post – all welcome.

Egyptian Windows

Egypt, El Gouna

Ooof! Don’t you just love the terracotta against that amazing sky.

For my last post about my trip to Egypt, I bring you some Egyptian windows

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palm trees

In the background of the photo below you can see one of those abandoned building projects that punctuated street scenes everywhere we went

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We went in search of an art gallery, but the only one we found was closed.

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Egypt, hurghada

I was surprised to see so much English signage in Hurghada.

 

What windows you have found to share with us this month?

I’m looking forward to seeing them. Please leave a link in the Comments below.

Windows

Here we are again at the first Tuesday of the month and time to share our WINDOW photos.

We had snow here, in the South of England, last Friday and this was the view from my bedroom windowsnowy view

It is really difficult to adequately describe the joy of sitting in my cosy bed, crocheting rainbows for my granddaughter (Big Sis, aged 8 – yes she chose the Rainbow Amanzi) with Radio 4 playing The Book of the Week: Silence

I still get a warm fuzzy glow remembering the sheer pleasure, delight and gratitude for all that has brought me to this place of peace and joy.

Life has had it’s tumultuous ups and downs and in the darkest times I used to dream of a scene like this, a feeling like this. Dreams really do come true, feels good to acknowledge that and know that if things go wambly again in the future, I can always look back to this for comfort and to realign those dreams.

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I’m really looking forward to seeing the WINDOWS you have captured with your camera this month and perhaps the thoughts or stories that go with them.

Just leave a link in the Comments below.

A window on your world Рor keeping the curtains cosily drawn; one photo, a group of photos, current or archive Рall are welcome!

Edit:

If you would also like to join in with Jenn’s Photo Challenge : Comfortable and Cozy, pop on over to Travelling at Wit’s End.

 

Windows

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Happy New Year!

I do hope the festive season has been kind to you all and you were able to spend it in the way you wanted to.

Here we are at our first photographic meet up of year – I really am excited to see what windows you have found to share with us over the coming months.

But first a Round Up of links to the posts in 2018:

January: Sparkle,           February: Warm              March: Scale.           April: Yellow            May: Flower            June: Sunlight.           July: Sculpture           August: Flake           September: Case          October: Tree           November: Patina.         December: Glitz

And a very warm THANK YOU! to all who entered the challange in 2018:

Nanacathy, ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬†Gillyflower, ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬†The Crafty Creek, ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬†Postcard From Gibraltar, Rainbow Junkie, ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬†Sewing Etc, ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Murtagh’s Meadow, ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Quaint Revivial, Cathy @ Still Waters, ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Kristabella’s Hodgepodge, ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬†The Grange Range,¬† Susan Rushton, ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Hook This, Weave That,

You all made it such a fun challenge and it was lovely to link in with you on the first Tuesday of each month.

So here we go again: I wandered round my village last night and got some very blurry photos, but I kinda like them

Must get myself a tripod if I’m going to take photos at night again

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They look a bit drunk! Very appropriate for New Year’s Eve.

Cheers!

Join in by leaving a link in the comments any time up until Tuesday 5th February.

Have fun!

Glitz

Our last Photographic Monthly Meet Up of 2018!

Thank so much to everyone who has joined in – it has been FUN to see your entries and the stories that go with them.

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I was thinking, I don’t have any glitz nowadays, but then I remembered the dressing up box where my old clothes now reside.

This is a party dress I had when I was 14 (1966/7!) with a reversble middle panel,  the other side is black.

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sadly the zips no longer work, but I loved that dress and have just not been able to throw it away……

then there is all my ancient festival gear

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I do love these shawls, but what to do with them now?

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And my son’s Christmas tree – I’m so glad to see the snowflakes I made for the boys last year, up there in the tree

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and a decoration that has been made by Little Bro out of the bottom of a plastic bottle

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What glitz do you have in your life at this time of year?

Leave your link in the comments so we can come over and enjoy the glamour and the glitz.

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Next month – in fact next year, each month for the whole of 2019 we have WINDOWS!