Sunday, July 17, 2011

Window, Whirligig, And Water

This stained glass window that I got about 15 years ago at an auction has hung on the inside of my screened porch through all kinds of weather. It is hung by chains. It is a great way to give your porch personality and a little privacy if you need it. This picture makes the window colors look a bit washed out. When the sun shine through it is beautiful                                                                                   
I also have a whirligig I think it is fun and a bit of folk art. All of the the propellers are suppose to turn when the wind blows. It is certainly handmade and it lives on my porch year round also.
 We had company this weekend and  had so much fun. We went to a little pond about 5 minutes from our house and paddled around looking at wildlife and enjoying the peace.
 My sister in law and I paddled up to a pair of loons. They were so unconcerned about us they just hung around and let me take pictures of them. They are so big and beautiful and their call is so haunting.
 We stayed on the pond until the sun when behind the trees.
It has been warm and beautiful here a bit hotter today but I will take it better than shoveling snow.
The monster in the water in the last post was just a reflection but it looked to me like a dog's face my husband said over my shoulder "were was that picture taken of the crocodile?" So light will play some pretty amazing tricks. I haven't closed with a quote in some time:
If Noah had been truly wise. He would have swatted those two flies.......H.Castle
Goodnight sweet friends


Stacy Crawford said...

I really love loons. I'm not sure why. Their call is one of my favorite things about visiting my in-laws in MN.

Rose H (UK) said...

Your stained glass is beautiful. I would love to do the same with an old window but the price is prohibative :o( Your whirlygig sure looks fun to watch! My uncle who lived in Canada made one for us when we visited, it was of Road Runner. We had it for years on our garage roof and I was sad when it finally bit the dust.
Looks like you've had a wonderful weekend Cathy, glad you've enjoyed it so. Hope your week is as good.
Best wishes to you both,
Rose H

camp and cottage living said...

That is a beautiful stained glass window-I'll have to show you mine sometime. There's a real story behind it.
The whirlly gig is unusual. Do they work in a breeze? I love folkart pieces. I don't even care if they function anymore.
And my favorite is the loons!
We have them here on the lake too. But I've never gotten close enough to get a good photo.
I added your blog to my blogging sisters sidebar-I hope you don't mind!!
Take care-Kimberly

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Beautiful window....just love your porch in your previous posts! It's so cozy and the lake looks so nice and cool! Have a great week :)

Kim said...

Sounds like a perfect way to spend a day relaxing on the water.
Great way to display that stained glass window. Very neat. Bet it is gorgeous as the sun shines through it.

Courtney said...

Oh, my friend, you are so fortunate to be able to kayak with the loons. We have a canoe. But, we need to get my poor little Honda repaired to cart it anywhere. This week, I get a new engine! Can't wait. I love your stained glass window and the whirligig. Don't you love that word...whirligig?
Stay cool...heat's a coming!

Alyssa said...

Love your stained glass window! It's so pretty. Kayaking, whirligigs...What a fun time!!! Those loons too! ;)Your quote is the best-I agree! ;)Alyssa

Mary @ Redo 101 said...

Would love to spend time on that gorgeous lake, watching the sunset - glad y'all had such a peaceful time together. I agree with H. Castle about the flies :)


Rugs and Pugs said...

Cathy ~
I love your stained glass window and the whirligig, too. Definitely a piece of folk art.
How peaceful the water looks!
Pug hugs :)

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

It was a warm one, wasn't it! Looks like you had a great time this past weekend!


Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Sounds like a wonderful time to me!

Donna said...

Love the view of your pond! What a peaceful place to be! As for the quotes..what amusing.interesting thoughts...ha! We pass a swampy area on our way tot he next town and I always ask hubby "Did you see any A-gators"?? Then we chuckle.

Orange Sink said...

Your porch is truly a beautiful place to spend summer! Love your stained glass and whirli-gig!
You got an awesome photo of the loons. Aren't they beautiful birds!
Great quote as I just got bit by a deer fly tonight while on a bike ride! Ouch! They can really bite!!
Cathy G

The Barn Door said...

What lovely photos. Now that's the way to spend a hot summer weekend!

Pat said...

So glad you had a good weekend. I just love the window on your porch...the perfect place for it.

Balisha said...

I love where you put your stained glass..It's so pretty.

when I think of Loons, I remember the movie "On Golden Pond" with Katherine Hepburn doing her loon call.


GardenofDaisies (Gayle) said...

The stained glass window you have hanging on your porch is so pretty!! Paddling around the lake sounds so relaxing. :-)

Patti said...

The pond looks like a lovely place to relax...and the stained glass piece is gorgeous!

Julia said...

I love your stain glass window. Just so beautiful.

That restful paddling on the water looks so relaxing.. I Love, love the call of the loons. Like you said, it has a haunting sound.

Yeah, I agree with you. Why didn't Noah swatted those two flies when he had the chance?

have a relaxing wee. JB

yaya said...

Love the stain glass..beautiful. Whenever I think of loons I think of the movie "On Golden Pond"'s one of my favs. Your pond looked just as peaceful and fun.

Larkrise garden girl said...

What a beautiful summer weekend. I love whirlygigs. The stain glass window is so pretty Cheri

vintagesue said...

LOVE your window! i had one for years that was so pretty and it finally got crushed during one of our moves. argh. yours is large and perfect for that spot!!
love much fun.
i remember listening to the loons during our summer vacations on the lake in maine. their calls are so peaceful and they are beautiful birds!
looks like you are having a great summer.

Leontien said...

haha i just can't find that monster your talking about!!!

and yes hot is better then snow, but it is really a little bit too hot for our girls nowdays...


Dianne said...

Wonderful pics and post. I see a dog's reflection in the water too!

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

i wish i was on that lake...looks lovely

happy to stop by today, my friend

sending love,
kary and teddy

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

You guys always do something fun. Looks like you had a great time. Oh, I wonder if this is true. I heard loons mate for life.