on sitting and looking out the window…


“How much better is silence; the coffee cup, the table. How much better to sit by myself like the solitary sea-bird that opens it’s wings on the stake. Let me sit here forever with bare things, this coffee cup, this knife, this fork, things in themselves, myself being myself.”
~ Virgina Woolf

I just love this quote and the moments of quiet at my kitchen table
trying to keep warm, it’s been much too cold to venture outside much with my camera
but sometimes, while sitting here, I catch a glimpse of life “on the outside”
as I did this one late afternoon while sipping my coffee…



a mother's love

they are always such a magnificent sight!
(although not the clearest through my dirty windows)

23 thoughts on “on sitting and looking out the window…

  1. I see no dirty window, but I see some superb clarity and beauty. They are so lovely to look at and yours appear quite healthy. Pity they can also be so destructive, too.

  2. Such a lovely feeling of peace that emanates from that first image – these are the moments I love too: “myself being myself”. Perfect!
    How wonderful to see deer through your window, such lovely captures. The poor things must be hungry with so much snow on the ground. Don’t you feel like putting out a bale of hay for them?!

  3. Love your last image, especially….I see no dirty window! And solitude with a cup of coffee was nicely captured in the first shot πŸ™‚

  4. Yes, Woolfe’s quote is just right, and your coffee cup (in my case, tea cup) with book/glasses perfect with the quote.
    We also have a ton of deer here – the babies are now young teenagers. I just took a photo shot of a coyote walking up the street on my way home from a morning walk. We have encroached on wild animals, and they are making themselves home in our world.

  5. It looks so cozy with the steam coming up from the coffee. I love looking out at the snow on these cold days too. The last photo is so beautiful and really shows their love for each other. It must be tempting to keep looking out that window all day.

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