Windows: Cee’s Fun foto Challenge

 

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Windows, whilst offering protection from the elements, allows those inside to see out,

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to look at the view that towers above

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or is down below. Whether stationary,

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or travelling in auto

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or boat.

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Some windows require protection themselves

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with their stain glass opaqueness being the only view.

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Other windows allow for trespass, a peek a boo at someone else’s life.

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And when night falls the windows beckon to come into the warmth.

In response to Cee’s Fun Foto 

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. Commenced a masters by research in 2014.
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13 Responses to Windows: Cee’s Fun foto Challenge

  1. Cee Neuner says:

    Hi Irene, you have some beautiful windows and views for this week. 😀

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  2. Olga says:

    Loved how your used words to highlight the story of your windows. Wonderful post, Irene. ❤

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  3. Windows frame the world we see through them, both bringing the size down to something we can manage and opening the vista to sights that are spectacular. Your captions put these photos into perspective. The pic of the mountains seen through the open beam ceiling caught my attention for their snowy ascent mimicked by the interior struts. I wonder if the cat on the ledge honors a feline who used to “own” the church. And the final image with the sunset reflected in the water is gorgeous, definitely beckoning one home. Well done, Irene.

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    • That mountain is Mt Cook in New Zealand taken from a hotel that is also a museum honouring Sir Edmund Hilary who was the first man to climb Mt Everest along with his Sherpa guide. The window with the cat is actually in the State Library of NSW and library cats have a long history. Excerpt from wikipedia “Library cats are domesticated cats that live in public libraries worldwide. The association of cats with libraries dates to antiquity, when libraries in temples of ancient Egypt had cats-in-residence for rodent control. The association continued in the Middle Ages, into the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and up to the present day.” I liked the last picture too and had to include it although what I initially thought was light through the windows welcoming one on closer inspection I think are just external lighting. I chose to ignore that as I prefer my first impression.

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  4. It would have been to live down by the waterside like the house in that last photo.

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  5. Paula says:

    I like the views from your windows. What mountain was it in your second capture?

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