Table by a Window



I live in a 35 year old house that has issues....but don't most houses have a few? people too? Anyway, one of the more enjoyable features are the large windows looking out into the backyard. Southern exposure fills the family and dining room with light which we relish all year round.






In the dining room right by the smallish kitchen (one of the issues before mentioned) is our table that has featured many a meal, board game, life-changing discussions ,
morning coffee with newspaper...







The window next to said table is very large and fills the whole wall ... where I gaze at my garden, have watched my daughters and Sam swim in the pool, enjoyed sunrises over the tall oaks....I love it immensly and have chosen to embrace this spot in my home even though I would rather have a bigger kitchen.




the table has wood which has absorbed life; happiness, anger, daughters growing up, teardrops from my eyes as I pray for a friend...and then tears of laughter with friends and family from all parts of life.





In the quiet moments of this new year as life sprouts from behind the glass, I decided to use this backdrop...the table by the window, for a year long journal of photographs, just a couple a week posted to a set....hope you might enjoy

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UPDATE>>> I decided to post these pictures on a blog instead Table by a Window


31 comments:

sunmamma said...

Your pictures and home look wonderful!!!

Julie said...

Nice photos and what a fun project!!

spread your wings said...

your photos are just wonderful today. i SO look forward to you sharing from your spot with a splendid view.

Mary said...

what a great idea. You are so lucky to have a large south-facing window, especially one that overlooks the garden! Looking forward to your series. :)

kath said...

I am so happy to be invited to sit at your table. This is a wonderful project.

Toni said...

That is a fantastic idea for a project and you are off to a great start. Can't wait to see where you go with it.

Suvarna said...

This is a great project, a wonderful way to stretch your imagination and grow as a photographer, and some eye candy for the rest of us. :-)

Gayle said...

How great to have large windows! Your photos are beautiful. It will be so fun to see your project through the year. I went to Flickr and looked at your set of images of Sam. I hadn't seen it before. He is so precious!

Elizabeth said...

that is a great project! I can't wait to follow along.

Amy said...

oh my goodness:) this brought up some tears, if the table could talk;)...the table project! I'm off to see !

p.s. that view is amazing! xo

Liss said...

Can any one or any thing reach the age of 35 and not have a few issues???

I am looking forward to you creative project and the lovely window. I think window light is the most lovely light you can get.

ELK said...

Gayle Sam thinks he owns the place !

Liss ~ you are so right about issues ...it has a lot but equally good qualities as well... like people!

J and Z said...

beautiful post! i love that blue bottle reflection, it would be an awesome layer in a collage! i will keep your friend in my prayers, i lost a friend in sept. to that pink ribbon cause....hope your friend is better soon...

beth said...

I love the whole concept of this! I will look forward to the days at your table, it is a beautiful peaceful place filled with wonderful memories.

MaryAnn Ashley said...

What a beautiful view and so many sweet memories... Our home is always in the need of mending... but it's home.

Jane said...

What a fantastic site to sit and think! Looking forward to your photo sets from here. These are lovely.

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

What a great challenge! You will learn all sort of great things when it comes to working with available light. You have a beautiful view....the garden is lovely....I would love to sit down with you and gaze out the window, too!

antlersgray said...

thanks for being you, Mom.

love!
~Laura

Jennifer said...

That garden is amazing.
I long for a view like that from ANY window in my house.
Someday...
I look forward to the continuation of your project.

vsmphotography said...

J.E.A.L.O.U.S. of your garden... Your home looks very inviting and beautiful...

Georgia B. said...

i love this idea! a favorite place to daydream.

these photos are just that—dreamy! wonderful, ELK!

kendalee said...

What a lovely glimpse into your home and a great idea for a project! I look forward to seeing this unfold... :)

Betsy said...

I'm glad you mentioned your friend. How is she doing?

Country Girl said...

Fun project.

Char said...

gorgeous shots and I loved seeing the world through your eyes

Donna said...

What a marvelous idea. can't wait to see all the lovely pictures

martie said...

I love the way the light shines through the little vase by your window. And you garden - it looks heavenly. I'm in the planning stages of my first post-retirement garden and I can't wait to get my hand dirty!

Oliag said...

...What a fantastic idea! and the photos you have started out with are wonderful. I especially like the beautiful blue bottle that you started off with and the view of your garden behind the pear and pitcher still life...Beautiful!

michelle said...

The view of your yard is so gorgeous. Makes me jealous of you Texans! :)

Meadowlark Days said...

Beautiful garden and photos! I'm excited that you're also doing a 100 project! Can't wait to see more.

m. heart said...

i am intrigued by the view of your garden beyond the window...can't wait to see more!