The housePosted: June 23, 2009 Filed under: 365 Life in the Bogs Challenge, Adventures in art, home, nature, Photography, Quotes, Summer | Tags: clouds, Gaston Bachelard, pedal boat, pond, reflections, sunset 8 Comments
(040: Saturday evening on the pond. Photo © 2009 by Robin)
If I were asked to name the chief benefit of the house, I should say: the house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace.
~ Gaston Bachelard
I took this photo on Saturday evening while M and I were pedalling around the pond in the pedal boat at sunset. It was a lovely evening, some of which I caught in photos. My camera battery died when we got to the best part of the sunset which was just as well. It allowed me to enjoy the sunset instead of framing it through the view finder. (A little trivia: My camera has an LCD screen but I rarely use it as I find it awkward.)
As many of you know, M and I painted the back of the house in sunset colors. I like this photo because the colors we drew from as our inspiration are there in the clouds and the reflections in the water. It was on an evening such as this, while out on the pond in the pedal boat, that we decided to add that touch of whimsy to the house.
I should have the wedding day post up later today. I’ll be out in the garden, ruthlessly pulling weeds no matter how pretty the flowers happen to be, and will work on finishing up the post when I take breaks from being ruthless.
I love the sunset colors. From the first photo you showed me (in Monk’s it was, I think. HA! We’ve known one another for ages!), it seemed pretty and fanciful.
It HAS been ages, hasn’t it? Getting pretty close to a decade.
This was so neat to read, about how you decided to ‘add that touch of whimsy’ to the house.
Reading you it’s possible to believe the world if full of little secrets and surprises like that. No matter how straight the roads, and normal the appearances, I’m sure many people harbor that little fanciful place, somewhere.
I’d like to think that’s true, Amuirin. Makes life and the people we meet in life all that more interesting. Besides, everyone needs to harbor a little fanciful place somewhere. 🙂
what fun to see the pond from the other end 🙂
I love your whimsical touch of painting your house in sunset colours
very cute … and touching
Beautiful sunset colors! I love the reflection in the pond… and the quote. Me too on the LCD screen. Nice whimsical post. 🙂