Today the heat broke.
The oppressive humidity
turned its damp cheek
and scuttled away...
leaving only a
hint of its breath
in the air.
Today I opened the windows
and let the fresh air blow
through the house while I
was at work.
There are two windows in my house
that never open.
The first came from a house that we re-habbed.
It was in the historical district and there had been
damage to the house.
There were originally 4 of these windows in the front foyer.
All but one had been lost in the course of time.
I have carried this from house to house
because it reminds me always
of that wonderful house that was mine
for a little while.
It is heavy leaded glass-which you can't really see
in this photo-Hey- I never CLAIMED to be a
good photographer now~ did I?
And the paint, I believe, is original.
This window came from a little store in Door County.
I didn't know what I would do with it
but it was such a bargain
that I couldn't resist.
When we rehabbed this house
I had them build it in between the
downstairs bath and the laundry room.
One day I will show you pictures of both rooms.
The builder thought I was a bit crazy..
I love it.
There is a small spot light on it on a dimmer
on the laundry room side.
When the kids are here I leave on at night.
It seeps through the stained glass
and makes a beautiful
little night light.
Amen!And, tonight...because the heat has lessened
and the sky is lovely..
MyHero and I are going to sit
out back and watch the sun go down..
Our lives float on quiet waters
And my Love and I
Wonder at twilight
When flaming banners
Spread in the heavens,
How long this Beauty~
This stately silence...
E'er once again we shall drift
On the turbulent, open sea.
Blanche Shoemaker Wagstagg
A wonderful end to a wonderful day~ Diana