Friday, October 17, 2014

Looking Through My Windows

I was sitting comfortably in the living room (in the log cabin portion of our house that we built ourselves when I looked up and noticed the beautiful colour out each of the windows in front of me.  It was as if the glow of golden leaves outside was seeping right into the room.  So I got some pictures - through the windows.

But first, a reflection of the view, the first time I've ever tried to photograph a reflection in glass - in this case on the front of a large framed painting (of Beech leaves in the fall).

I certainly didn't avoid the blurriness in this one, but the entire thing is a reflection off a painting.  The same window as the next photo, but a different view because of the angle of the reflection.

We've got windows on three sides of this room, so the light shines in beautifully anytime.  The first one looks northwest toward the small Birch tree out front, now all yellow.

This window view captures the young White Pine tree and Sumachs across our lane, and the trees across the street.

This, looking straight west, shows mostly trees on the property across the street.  There's a screen in the left window here, which doesn't help.  We have hawk silhouettes on several windows to deter the birds from trying to fly through the house!

Here I'm looking south out over our yard, toward the old stone fencerow; the green tree on the right is a very old apple tree which never really turns colour, but just loses its leaves while they're still green.

And a slightly different angle looking south shows the big boulder they dug up when digging our foundation; it's a focal point for a ring of Brown-eyed Susans and Coneflowers in August/September.

I'm disappointed in the blurriness of these photos, but it was fun to capture the actual views I see out the windows, sitting reading my book and thinking how lucky we are to live here!

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18 comments:

  1. Such gorgeous, rich, golden autumnal colours - yes indeed you are blessed to enjoy that environment. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Love it! You have some beautiful views out your windows. Enjoy.

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  3. I think we are having the nicest fall colours this year! Great photos FG!

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  4. gorgeous gold, every one. Cheers,Jean

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  5. I thought they were paintings on your wall. Really beautiful shots.

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  6. Beautiful fall fire. It could be my cabin window.

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  7. These are magnificent fall colours. Fantastic reflections. Have a great weekend

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  8. Absolutely beautiful....these colours are amazing!

    Happy weekend!

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  9. Your photos show that you are living in the middle of a beautiful 'painting'. Stunning! Since I am a fan of impressionism the slight blur to a couple of the photos makes them more pleasing to my eye.

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  10. That is a beautiful colors of Fall serie, but my favourite is the one with the bird flying... That is a really terrific one !

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  11. wonderful images Stu. the window frames make them look like picture frames and the screen on the one side add a texture effect.

    great color.

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  12. You sure have pretty view out your windows!!

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  13. I like them even so. I've taken some pix out the windows and sometimes the screen gives them an interesting texture. I've also noted that some pix that are good in my photo program aren't so good in blogspot. The willows pic a couple days ago isn't blurry the way it looks on my blog. I gave up trying to figure it out. Re-uploaded one a few times a while ago and results were the same. Who knows why.

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  14. What a beautiful view and an amazing reflection!

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