VIEWS FROM THE KITCHEN

A KITCHEN WINDOW


I like shooting through windows and I have a lot of pictures to prove it. It’s the only place from which I can see birds in the yard in the winter, or the frozen trees in the woods during a storm.

It’s also the place from which I can take pictures without having to put my boots on. Not a small thing when the temps are well below zero (Fahrenheit) and the snow is up to my hips.

I like the light from the east side of the house. Kitchen, dining room, our bedroom and the deck all face east.

Another focus

Utensils by the window

The picture window in the living room faces west.

Only two small windows face north and south, but the way we are situated, all the action is east and west.

When I finished taking these pictures, the sun had made its way around to the other side of the house.

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THE BIG PICTURE WINDOW WITH DOGS

PICTURE WINDOW WITH DOGS


The big picture window in our living room is the central focus of the house. Not only does it give all of us a lovely panoramic view of the road and the woods, but it is a matter a pure fascination for all three dogs. They spend hours watching the world through that window.

Muzzles propped on the back of the sofa, they watch for all the important stuff — other dogs invading their territory. Trucks delivering stuff. UPS guys or anyone walking  plus any number of wild creatures passing by from bunnies and squirrels, to coyotes. The canines are ready to race down the stairs, out their door, and tell the world of their latest discovery.

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ONE RED LEAF THROUGH THE WINDOW

WINDOWS – THE DAILY POST WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE


I didn’t think this photograph would work. Between the irregularities of the glass and the dirt, I expected mostly blur. Surprisingly, it came out pretty well. This is Autumn so far — our one, red maple leaf.

It rained a bit too. I thought it would cool things down, but instead, it increased the steaminess to the point of making the air too humid to breathe, even for Garry who normally prefers warm weather. He came in from outside, said “It’s horrible out there!”

Even the dogs don’t want to go out.

So, from inside the air-conditioned house, this is the single red leaf on my maple tree.

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ONE WINDOW, FOUR LOOKS

BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY: WINDOWS

Last week for Black & White Sunday I converted a landscape shot to monochrome to get rid of the pink colour, and today I am showing a monochrome image where I purposely retained some colour. This method is called selective colouring.

The theme of today’s photo challenge is WINDOWS. Show me some windows, old or new, selectively coloured or entirely monochrome it is up to you. Wishing you all a good Sunday and a great week ahead!


I had a window. I tried it in a few different ways. I couldn’t make up my mind, so … here they are, the whole set.





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GLASS IN A MONOCHROME WORLD

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Glass


My world is monochrome. Snow falling at 2 to 5 inches per hour. Thunder and high winds and a dropping thermometer. How many inches have we gotten? I’d guess about eight, but all the drifting makes it difficult to tell. We shoveled. Three times or was it four? But you’d never guess. All for naught, drifted over by the new snow.180-medicine-wheel-snow-090217_027

Through the front window ...

Through the front window …

Stained glass in front of glass and beyond that, snow.

Stained glass in front of glass and beyond that, snow.

A shot of yellow glass against the monochrome landscape of snow.

A shot of yellow glass against the monochrome landscape of snow.

This is the world through glass. Because I’m not going anywhere until the snow stops!

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OPENINGS: DOORS AND WINDOWS

cee's fun foto chall

From Cee:

This week’s topic is Doors and Windows. Some doors have windows in them such as house doors, commercial building doors, garage doors, vehicle doors, bulldozers and trains these are some of what I am looking for. You can all have a solid door with a window being prominent in your photo as well. Both items need to be represented somehow. Be creative.

Doors and windows from Boston, Upton, Uxbridge, Amherst, Williamsburg, and Baltimore.