Friday, September 08, 2006

Light from the Windows!

This is my favorite Thomas Kinkade painting! (Aside from this one David gave me as a wedding gift!) Anyway, what I love is the light shining through the windows! I have always imagined myself in the house just to the lower right corner - cooking a yummy soup and homemade bread to warm those who come in from the cool rain outside. I love the inviting look that the glowing windows provide.

As I continue reading Simpler Times, there is a chapter called The Warmth from the Windows. What is it about light shining through windows that is so inviting?! I took this photo the other night from our front porch looking in through the front door and tall skinny window next to the front door.

I love softly glowing lights - and dusk is a favorite time because the lights seem even warmer! To me, these glowing lights say home, welcome, peace, coziness and love. Anyone else like me? What is inviting to you?


Mary Ann said...

I am going to have to find that book. I've so enjoyed reading your thoughts on it. I think lamplight is so inviting, too. I like walking or driving past houses in the early morning or evening and seeing a light on inside. (Not that I stop to look in people's windows:-). Nowadays, it is rare to see this, at least in my neighborhood, as people are gone so much and the houses are completely dark. There is something comforting and inviting about soft light!

momxtwo said...

You hit the nail right on the head. I feel the same way. It is amazing how many things we have in common. I'm sure if we lived closer we would be great friends.

Blessings for Friday.

Monica Wilkinson said...

Thank you Lisa and Mary Ann for sharing your love of light in the windows too! :) I am thankful for you, kindred spirits!

Overwhelmed! said...

I love Thomas Kinkade paintings! They're so soothing and beautiful.

I have always been facsinated with lights shining throughout a home in the darkness. It just makes me think of coziness and being safe.

So, I didn't notice a Five Ingredient Friday recipe from you today. Do you have something you'd like to share? :)