LOOKING OUT – THE GLASS CHALLENGE – Marilyn Armstrong

A Photo a Week Challenge: Through Glass


I take a lot of pictures through glass probably because I live in a land of snow, ice, rain, and mud — conditions which sometimes make going out to take pictures less than pleasant.

But to deal with the bad weather, we have doors and windows.

Two dogs looking through the picture window. They too enjoy watching, even on a very lovely, but chilly day.
Autumn window from the kitchen
Autumn from the front 
Gibbs, Duke, and a window

And taking pictures through them is one of the ways I cope with recovering from something, or inclement weather.

MY LAST BEST GLASS, PART 3 – BY ELLIN CURLEY

Here is the third installment of glass photos from my home. These are glass pieces that I find both beautiful and unusual.

More!

GLASS VIGNETTES – PART 2 – BY ELLIN CURLEY

I love creating decorative vignettes with my glass pieces. I already posted a blog with photos of some of my favorite glass groupings in my house. Here is the second installment of glass vignettes.

GLASS VIGNETTES – PART 1 – BY ELLIN CURLEY

When I decorate with glass, I like to create vignettes with several pieces together, forming a decorative unit. I find this process to be one of the most gratifying in the decorating process. And when I find a good combination of pieces, I get pleasure looking at it again an again.

BLACK & WHITE CHALLENGE: GLASS – Marilyn Armstrong

Outside with reflection
Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Glass

Lots of glass. In fact, when I really looked closely, almost every picture had glass either as part of a picture or as the primary focal point for a shot.

I’m trying to use newer pictures, so all of these are from August or at the earliest, July. It was astonishing how many pictures include glass in the picture, from little bits to great sheets of it.

Glass. It’s how come your house isn’t dark all the time!

Glass brick entryway to Miss Mendon, the diner. Photo: Garry Armstrong
Out the diner window, a picture that looks entirely different in black & white than it did in color! Photo: Marilyn Armstrong
Black & white picture of the new camera taken with the older camera. Photo: Marilyn Armstrong
More “out the window” from the diner – Marilyn Armstrong

UNUSUAL PAPERWEIGHTS – BY ELLIN CURLEY

I have been lucky to find some very unusual paperweights over the years. I have made a point of collecting the unique ones and displaying them around my house.

Here are some of my favorites.

ROCK CHIPS, WINDSHIELDS, AND LICENSE PLATES – Marilyn Armstrong

Rock damage to windshields is so common that sooner or later, it will happen to you. If you drive, that is. Usually, the worst part — for me — is a sharp bang on the windshield. It sounds like a bullet.

Very startling.

I try to not drive behind big trucks with wide wheels. They kick up a lot of rocks and other stuff and can make a mess not only of your windshield but also your car’s finish.

Sometimes you see the damage immediately, but often, it takes a day or two to show up. After it arrives, it will creep along the window, starting as a little ping with a few rays, then inching its way up the glass until suddenly one morning, you realize you don’t have a choice. You need a new window.

The old PT Cruiser with Garry at Fenway

I don’t know about every state, but both here and in New York, the glass people come to you. They will replace your windshield in your own driveway.

The last time we needed a replacement, the people next door drove the same car as we did. Ours was silvery gray and theirs was maroon. After replacing the glass, the guy called my son and said he was done.

Owen asked him what did the car look like and he said it was a 2007 Red PT Cruiser.

“Dude,” Owen said, “I’m sure they’ll be pleased, but that’s the neighbor’s car.”

Our neighbors are not very neighborly and never said anything, though surely they recognized they had a new windshield. We got a new one too.

Moral of the story? Check the license plate number before you start the work.

Word Prompt: Rock Chips