Artistic window



Magenta and pink flowers,

Trellis with pale roses

climbing and flourishing.

The stone above the window

has historical etchings.

Pleasant memories of

past women and men

gardeners who tried

to paint a picture of

beauty out of petals.


49 responses »

  1. Beautiful photo, and I like the idea of thinking of the people who lived there in the past.
    That stone (lintel?) is striking. I enlarged it to see the details–I almost thought there were initials, but I think the designs probably did symbolize something, don’t you?

    • Thanks for noticing and admiring the lintel and the stone engravings or carvings. I appreciate your pointing out the impression of initials. I am unsure of what they represent, Merril.
      I may run into someone in town who is more of a historian. I do agree, they seem to have a purpose to their design.
      Thank you for this deeper look! πŸ™‚

    • You wrote such a special description of the stone’s purpose, Beth. ❀
      It means a lot to live somewhere like we both do, where the preservation of the past continues into the future.

    • I am particularly glad you stopped by to see this, Judy. I was wondering if this stonework was “hand engraved?” The etching just seems slightly imperfect as if carved by “hand.” πŸ™‚ Thank you for your agreement in its being a gardener’s window!

    • Pam, this one was taken in German Village, a southern part of Columbus, Ohio. The homes are from the mid-1800’s. πŸ™‚ Yes, to character! I had a newer restaurant in my own Delaware, Ohio, where above the restaurant there are old lintels and “precursors to gargoyles” engravings with “character” on Saturday.
      I am so glad you mentioned Maine, since the engraving on the stone above this window reminded me of hand-crafted engravings. πŸ™‚

    • Oh, Veronica, such a lovely comment! I try some poetic phrases but truly am not a poet. Your writing is always so meaningful and includes real poetry. I have been horribly busy at work and missed visiting many of my fellow bloggers. Thank you for stopping by to stay in touch. ❀

    • I am glad you have come around to see the details in my recent duo of posts, Dan. I think we ought to start a Windows on Wednesday’s or something like it, since there are pieces and parts of homes we sneak into our doors posts. Sometimes to me, they say a lot more about the houses and buildings, too.

    • Oh, this would be so cool to know you had such a “topping” over your front or back door or your windows, Natalie. It seems hand carved and there is a slight irregularity which gives it “character” and a unique appeal!
      This is close by where my youngest daughter lives in German Village in Columbus, Ohio.
      Hugs to you, my dear! πŸ™‚ ❀

  2. Makes me remember those school days where we used to read poems describing day to day life and highlighting common objects.

    I really love these kind of poems, they have a very warm and homely feeling to them and your words uphold that perfectly, capturing the very essence.
    A beautiful read!! πŸ™‚

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