Sunday, August 22, 2010

When I Open My Eyes

Living in a French house, we have shutters, which most French people close at night, being English we have curtains, which most English people draw at night.  I have shutters and curtains and due to an irrational fear of being hemmed in at night, I don't close my shutters or draw my curtains.  We are very privileged, we have French windows in our bedroom which open out onto a terraced balcony, when I first opened my eyes this morning at 7am, this is what I saw, I simply had to get up, stick the kettle on and take photos.









Not being a naturally early riser I would have missed this if my shutters were closed and the curtains drawn.

11 comments:

  1. How spectacular and special! Thank you so much for posting this - sometimes we forget how much we take for granted - like the sun coming up every day - and how beautiful it is!

    You've got a breath-taking view there!

    Ali x

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  2. What a wonderful sight, fabulous photos.
    I love shutters and intend to install some in the Annex when its finished, I have to have not only curtains but black out lining ... I need total darkness xx

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  3. Lucky girl indeed.
    I often wonder what I miss by being such a night owl.

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  4. What a beautiful view! I would love to look out onto that. I have shutters upstairs and curtains downstairs... and a blackout blind in the bedroom. I might leave them open with a view like yours xx

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  5. A lovely view, Dash.

    I have been keeping my shutters partly open recently, together with my windows to let the breeze in. In the morning I gaze upon a sort of T-shape of blue sky set against the white of the shutters. With the green trees half-way up, it's a restful picture to start the day.

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  6. Indeed breath-taking.Looks like a glimpse of heaven.

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  7. How amazing are these photographs.... thank you for sharing and to think you might have missed it with shutters / curtains closed! x

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  8. Beautiful! We truly are lucky to have the views we do :-)

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  9. It's important to capture the beauty in our World...thank you. Sometimes I get so stressed over things that ultimately don't matter in the long run.

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