Macro Monday: Window Cling

Do you ever get the feeling you are being watched? Even when there is nobody there? Anybody human, that is.

I glanced out the window next to my desk last week and noticed a wasp peeking into the room. Seemingly not moving. Odd.

What? I wanted to say. (full disclosure: I actually did say that out loud)

So, yes, I got totally distracted – needing to take a closer look…

Almost there – Day One

Mmm…an unusually cooperative wasp for photography purposes. It made me think…what is wrong with it/him/her? Will it have an “Oh No Mr. Bill” moment?

But no…it persevered…

The next day – at around the same time – my observer was still there, but had made substantial progress up the glass.

We stared at each other…

Made It – Day Two

…until I gave up the staring contest and went back to the computer. I did appreciate the opportunity for a macro shot though. It’s not often (actually never) that flying insects hold still for me.

It kept watch the rest of the day, but was gone by the next morning.

(One thing for sure: I’ve got to clean that window)

Window Magic

BeckyB’s October Squares: Kind


At first I resisted…it was relatively early this morning (for me anyway)…when my husband summoned me from my ever lengthening getting-ready-for-the-day rituals.

H: Hey come here. I want to show you something!

Me: What?

H: Come on!

Me: What is it?…grumble grumble.

H: Come see!…all bright and cheery, the morning person that he is.

What could I do?



The condensation on the outside of one of our picture windows had been opening into an ever widening viewfinder…revealing a splendid Autumn display.

Getting ready for the day would have to wait a few minutes…for this one of a kind moment.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: A Window with a View

Inspired by Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #79: A Window with a View

…Share with us photos you’ve captured through windows.


As I have mentioned before in several posts, I enjoyed a photographer’s paradise last summer when visiting the Shelburne Museum in Vermont. Twice actually…as there was so much to see I had to return! Not just to photograph, but to experience.

Why couldn’t history lessons be this fascinating back in high school?

For this challenge, I will include two images.

The first was taken while walking across a double-lane wooden covered bridge. It was built in 1845…a weathered sign warns bridge crossers riding horses or automobiles not to exceed 10 miles per hour.

I discovered a window about halfway across the bridge…offering a glimpse across the pond beneath.

bridge window


The second window was in one of the 39 buildings situated throughout 45 acres of museum grounds.

sunny window

Showcasing a small sample of the vibrant, colorful flowers blooming in one of the 22 gardens on the property.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Lines & Angles

This post inspired by Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Lines and Angles



museum ceiling
Boston Museum of Fine Arts
café ceiling – January 2019


Remember to look up…

I remind myself…more and more
As the years add up and time rushes by…
Realizing there is so much I have been missing…
From a lifetime of purposeful paths and forward focus.

One winter day…
While sipping a hot cup of tea in the museum’s cafe,
I glanced up.

And discovered…
My favorite hidden exhibit.




One year later…

How hard it is to escape from places! However carefully one goes, they hold you — you leave little bits of yourself fluttering on the fences, little rags and shreds of your very life.

Katherine Mansfield


office window
Desk View
February 26, 2019


And so it goes.

The places that define you.
House you. Comfort you.
Where you play. Where you learn.
Where you work. Where you love.
Climb. Fall. Get up. Explore.
Ones that remain
Ones you enjoy
All add up.
To the next.


One year ago today I published my first post on this blog.

I had recently moved to a new home. For the first time, I had a small room of my own. Complete with windows to let the sun shine in.

A new place to write. Reflect. Remember. Read. Share. Plan. Challenge.

And the best part?
…meeting other writers across the world in blogging land.


diaries line up