Through the window

Snow scene

Fairyland when seen from inside warmth.

It’s been snowing. Not keen on snow, so an excuse to get stuck in to a pile of work to meet deadlines. A shaft of sun one day made me grab my camera and take some shots.

Horse in snow

Poor horse. Looks miserable. Can sympathise.

Beech leaves in the snow

Dried beech leaves add some colour to the white and grey landscape

The view from inside wasn’t all grey and white. Step back and the glass on my wide window cills has taken on an added glow against the snow.

Glass and snowy landscape

Looks quite dramatic, doesn’t it?

The glass panel was done by my daughter at a course on stained glass. I love the way the light comes through it.

Stained glass against snowy landscape

Stained glass against snowy landscape

I love coloured glass. Glass collectors turn up their wallets at 1960s glass. But I love it. It’s so colourful, and the shapes flow with 60s exuberance.

Coloured glass against snow

Coloured glass inside, snow outside.

The coloured glass on my window cills brightens many of my days, especially when the weather is cold and dreich (a wonderfully descriptive Scots word meaning dismal). A flash of colour that raises my spirits.


About jingsandthings

I am me. What do I like? Colour Shapes Textures Paintings, photographs, sculptures, woven tapestries, wonderful materials. The love of materials probably comes from my father who was a textile buyer, and I grew up hearing the names of mills and manufacturers which sounded magical and enticing. Glass in all its soft and vibrant colours and flowing shapes, even sixties glass which makes its own proud statement. A book I can immerse myself in. Meals with family or friends with lots of chat and laughter (and probably a bottle or two of wine). The occasional trip abroad to experience the sights, sounds, food, conversation, quality of light and warmth of other countries. To revel in differences and be amazed by similarities. I like to create and to experience, to try and to achieve. And then there are words – read, heard, written at my keyboard, or scrawled on sticky notes, or along the edges of dog-eared supermarket receipts excavated from the unexplored nooks of my handbag. What do I dislike? Cold Snow Bad design Fast food Condescension
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21 Responses to Through the window

  1. mamacormier says:

    I love winter when we get snow and we’ve had a lot of snow this year. The secret is to dress warmly and move. Today on our daily walk I got so warm that I had to take off my mittens.

  2. We are enjoying sunshine in here in California after a few days of rain and possibly more to come. Your pictures are beautiful. I love stained glass too. It adds color to any background.

    • Sunshine, what luxury! I think I’m hibernating…haven’t been out for days and days. Yes, glass is a great mood lightener. It shines and sparkles and reflects light. Just what’s needed in the winter.

  3. carolee1945 says:

    I, too, am a glass aficionado (did I spell that right?) . I clicked on your photos and they became large glorious images on my 27inch screen. (The 27 inch iMac was one of the best purchases I ever made!!)

    • I’ve use Macs for years. Can’t get my head round the others. My screen is only (!!!) the 21 inch one but it’s still fantastic to work with. Great resolution for photos and graphics. After buying a netbook for using when away from my desk I gave up on it and lashed out on a Mac Air. I just love it too. Glass is a bit of an obsession. Still, the pics are good on the blog.

  4. Beautiful pictures! Last heavy snowfall here in NJ was on Dec 29th while I was away holidaying. And yes I must I loved your stain glass art work by the window especially FANTASTIC 🙂

  5. mybrightlife says:

    I agree, so romantic when viewed from the inside – otherwise, unless one is skiing on it – snow is for the birds…but it certainly makes a beautiful backdrop for your lovely glass collection. Your daughter’s stained glass is great. Looks far more interesting (to me) than other examples I have seen over the years.

  6. adinparadise says:

    Oh, that poor horse looks really cold. I want to take him a blanket and some foot warmers. 🙂 Love your coloured glass. Its beautiful.

    • There were three horses in the field. Chose that one as the others, despite their bright tartan coats, looked even more miserable. The sheep in field round about are almost buried. Poor them. They don’t even have tartan coats. And many of them will be lambing soon. Imagine…pregnant and buried in snow. Ugh!

  7. Walter says:

    Me too: Not keen on snow. I like the snow just for photos. The horse warm is a great photo. An image of the harsh winter in a click of the camera.

  8. Rita Kay says:

    I love your glass collection, just beautiful !!

    • Thank you. That’s a very small part of it. My husband and I have been accumulating it for years…not always intentionally…just grew. I have a collection of glass perfume bottles, mostly Victorian/Edwardian which have been packed up since our removal before last. Hopefully some day I can get them unpacked for some photos too.

  9. Meredith says:

    Those pictures are amazing, you’re a genius with a camera! I love photos taken through window, mostly when the window is ornamental or mosaic, like this photo taken in Toronto . But when I’ve seen yours, I must admit they are so much better and original. Thanks for sharing.

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