When I was a child, my bed was placed right under the window in my bedroom.
3 feet from the window was a grey wood plank fence, however, the sun always hit the window and my bed for a short time in the morning. When I laid in my bed and looked up I could see the cream brick chimney of the house next door and when it was framed against the blue sky, I loved it. Shifting my position just a little changed the perspective…. and my greatest delight was to watch the blackbirds antics as they perched on the chimney.
For 10 years I looked at that chimney and dreamed. I wondered what I would be like when I grew up… it was always a very strong thought in my mind.
I've always loved and drawn blackbirds… in fact they are even on the back of the Rhino Quilt. Somehow they have always represented promise and good things.
This morning I woke to this view, in fact I didn't even have to get out of bed.
I think that if you wake to the sun in your face you have smiles for the rest of the day.
As a result of the window in my bedroom as a child I never close the curtains in any room I sleep…. hotel rooms, guest rooms, the bedrooms at home….
Our new house will have shutters but they will always be open in the bedroom.
I should be working, but I've been sitting on the dock watching the sunnies
Taking in the panorama