Lens-Artists Challenge: At Home

Lens-Artists Challenge #94: At Home

Due to the lockdown, we are spending more time at home. But, hopefully this isn’t limiting our interest in photographing. This week, we invite you to share photos taken at home.

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I am still getting used to “home” as it exists today. Although…after 3 years, I should be well on my way.

But when you’ve lived in one house for over 36 years – the greater part of your adult life – I’ve discovered it’s an ongoing adjustment after you pack up and downsize to a condo.

These long stretched out days…sitting at the kitchen table with my humongous mug of coffee every morning…I am comforted to notice bits from my old life still close by…

The vinyl records from way back (and that’s just half of the collection). The lamp that was a wedding present from dear family friends. The 42 year old philodendron – originally a wedding gift from my college roommate…a botany major.

Family pictures. Always family pictures. Oh…and a Lego character saved and resurrected from my son’s collection. Our grandson fell in love with “Astronaut” during his last visit, so we leave it on display for FaceTime. Ready and waiting to see him again.

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Glancing behind me, the door to my “office” is open – my late mother-in-law’s antique chair tucked in the corner.

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At the far end of the table… my mind clearing puzzle remains stretched out waiting to be finished.

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All here at home.

24 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Challenge: At Home

  1. A lovely peek into your home and your life OLU. We too moved about 3 years ago and as our new home is smaller we gave away or tossed a large amount of “stuff”. Now all of our friends are spending days and weeks doing the same thing. It seems we humans are very good at accumulating! It does show you very clearly what’s really important, doesn’t it?!

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    1. Thank you Tina. We also got rid of a large amount of “stuff” in the move to a much smaller living space – and, yes, the process does highlight the relative importance of what we accumulate. πŸ™‚

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  2. Your home looks beautiful – letting the light into every room. Lovely photographed. Vinyl records – yes, I have some too, somewhere…And photos of family is essential to feel good.

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  3. Oh what a lovely home you have, Andrea!! So neat/clean/tidy–is that your norm? πŸ™‚ I can’t even imagine a plant that thrives 42 years, amazing!! Lots of white and light, with a wonderful window view; a pretty antique chair–and a puzzle. It all looks very comfy and welcoming πŸ™‚ ❀

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    1. Thank you Leslie! It’s not all as tidy, but no need to take pics of those parts πŸ˜„. We went from brown woodwork in the house to white here and I like how it brightens up the rooms. β˜€οΈ

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      1. Oh yes, white and bright is better for health. 23 yrs ago my apartment was new–white walls…which now look sorta age-beige; though I’ve got color in wall art, rugs, and bookshelves aplenty! I’m relieved that your place isn’t entirely “House Beautiful” sparkling clean and everything in perfect place…I’d be worried for you πŸ™‚ ❀ Much love sent to you!

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