I have a confession to make ~
I like to peep in windows.
But, I'm not a peeping Tom. I promise.
If I haven't scared you away, allow me to explain.
It's just that if I'm the passenger in a car and let's say my husband is driving and it's nighttime, I tend to notice lit up windows. Now, let's also say we are driving through the country and the lit up house is one of those cozy farm-type houses. Well . . . my imagination takes over as I begin to picture what life is like for the people who live inside that cozy place. Have I mentioned that I think life on a farm sounds appealing to me?
I'm not sure why as I've only spent time on a farm once in my life. I was a kid then and this is what comes to mind from that experience:
- A very full fly strip hanging above the dinner table. Every night I lived in fear that one of those flies was going to drop on my plate.
- No air conditioning.
- Trying hard to pretend that I liked the taste of milk fresh from the cow when inwardly I was thinking YUCK!
- Forgetting my toothbrush and having the farm wife sterilize one of her toothbrushes for me to use. Can I just say that combining that fact with well water made this city girl not brush her teeth for a week. I feel another YUCK coming on.
Despite these facts, I romanticize life on a farm with all that fresh country air, homegrown vegetables, slower pace of life ...
I think I've watched "The Bridges of Madison County" one too many times :-).
Anyhow, it seems that this summer I have spent more time peeping out windows than in. The heat, high humidity and my back issues have caused me to be in the house quite a bit this summer.
So, rather than peeping in, I've been peeping out and, for the most part, enjoying the view. So glad I planted lots of flowers on my patio so that they could be seen from the kitchen and the family room.
Sometimes I peeped into little windows in the kitchen. I did encounter a bee, but at least she doesn't sting.
This window had a cooling effect even on the hottest days.
One day I spotted two butterflies dancing around the plants on the patio. I grabbed the camera and ran but was only able to capture one of them.
Right after I captured it big rain drops began to fall.
I wondered what it would do as the drops were hitting it. It seemed to nestle into the flowers until the rain subsided a bit. Either that or it was hiding from this
peeping Tom camera happy lady who's been cooped up in the house too long.