Friday, August 6, 2010


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 am.
Who cares?
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

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Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

How nice to have some cooler weather. No time soon here. Hot and sticky. Love that stained glass window. Have a great weekend.

WeeFaerie said...

It broke here too and I woke up and opened every window and put fans in them blowing the wonderful air in! The heat was horrible!

You have beautiful windows! I love that circle top one! And, your view is so serene it makes me dream of getting back to the water. Your going to have me on another road trip lol!

Pam said...

Yesterday was wonderful here also. Has me dreaming of fall except I'm sure it's going to get real hot again soon, because it's only the beginning of August you know.

Great windows. I'm always on the lookout for a good stained glass one. Haven't found one that I love and is in my price range (cheap).

I loved your story about the clothespin dress on my blog. What a nice thing to do for that woman!

Lin said...

I love the stained glass window, reminds me of one that used to be in my grandparents house. I am so looking forward to some cooler weather! Glad you have got some already.

Natalie said...

I love that red it. Want it. Need to find a replica of it!

I think we are FINALLY cooling down too. Yay!

Heaven's Walk - said...

THAT is the view from your deck???!!!!! HOLY SMOLIES, DIANA! IT'S ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING!!! Now I'm having "Diana's House" envy.... :( Debbie and I are going to come over and visit you now....

Love your built-in door! Not a crazy idea at all -- but very cool! Have you considered painting it white? :)

Ok. First of all, unfortunately I have fine hair. Wish I had thick hair, but God decided not to bless me with that. (You can't have it all, I guess. Just kidding....!) But when it's humid it frizzes and goes all wonky. I hate it! Lately I've been just scrunching it and letting it go 'beachy'. Yeah, that's what we'll call it. 'Beachy'. But now that it's cooled off here too, I went straight the past couple days. I'm so very fickle....

Second...WE'RE DOWNSIZING our family, remember? lol! We want to eventually just have one dog so that we can travel south for the winter. new babies in the house for me for quite a while. Our youngest (Maizie) is only 7y/o, so I pray that we have many many more years with her. Besides, she wouldn't allow any 'strangers' in her house. She's got quite the little attitude. lol!

Third - luckily hubby and I have our own moola on us and we usually go our separate ways when we get to flea markets. He gets bored looking at the things I want to look at and visa versa. So it really works out well! :) I'll be curious to see if he and Debbie's hub will want to go with us this time to the flea market in a couple weeks or not. lol! That'll be a hoot!

Ok...enough babbling for me. Gotta go find your comment about your laundry soap. I'm having lavender withdrawal....


xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

Heaven's Walk - said...

Just checked out your comment about the soap. Gotta go check out the website now! Hello, UPS Man!!! lol

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

Ticking and Toile said...

I love old windows!! That first one is so gorgeous (well they both are of course!) I would love to have a few in my circ 1991 home :)


Nancy's Notes said...

I love your stain glass window and I think your view is to die for! How lovely is that!


Bella said...

Hello Diana.. I am glad your heat broke... my secret wish is for a couple days of rain :-)
Lola Roes it seems is really Lola Ades (should wear my glasses) I corrected it and posted a signature photo in my defense :-) Have a Great Weekend:-)