Friday, February 20, 2009

Room with a View: Cottage Memories!

I really enjoy having this beautiful indoor/outdoor view from my workroom! I have always been attracted to stained glass and finally found this awesome piece a few years ago. It's so peaceful to turn and see these radiant dragonflies shimmering in the sunshine.

Brings back memories of our family cottage and good times on Hagerman Lake in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, rowing out to the islands in the little robin's egg blue boat, and watching the turtles sun themselves on fallen logs.

I see them still: dragonflies of many colors flitting about, landing here and there, their iridescent wings skimming pink and white water lilies. Then speedily flying away to dart and dip in the light. More than ten thousand days gone by but the memory lingers long.


  1. What a stunning piece of glass. The artist did such a lovely job. Pleasent memories too! xo, suzy

  2. What a beautiful memory. Thank you for sharing it with us. As you described it, I could see it in my mind's eye...thank you for a such a special trip this morning to your wonderful lake. What a beautiful piece of stained glass! We love them, too. I've bought several old stained glass windows that I have here and there in the house...outside the house. We have transoms above most of the doors in the house, and one of my dreams is to find antique stained glass...or to have some made...for those spaces.

    Hope you are having a lovely weekend!

    Saturday Blessings,

  3. What wonderful memories and what a beautiful stained glass. I love your posts as they bring a lot of memories flying back to me too. Sharon

  4. What a truly beautiful piece of art glass...and such a sweet memory to hold in you rheart forever!!


  5. What a beautiful piece of stained art glass.
    I love dragonflies..they are a symbol of courage, yet so delicate..
    Julia ♥