Friday, December 30, 2011

such a tiny detail

one sparkling ball, the size of a grapefruit, turns an ordinary house
into a place of wonder.

20 comments:

Malyss said...

I would not say that a house which has such a window is an ordinary house..But I agree: it's magic!

Doug Hickok said...

Often in life it is the details that make the difference... sparkles, I like sparkles.

Giorgio said...

...a place of wonder that seems to wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR, Bratcatt!

Sharon Creech said...

And I love that you see those beautiful details, brattcat. The window and the sparkly ball - so perfectly placed - dazzle!

Kate said...

Seeing details is an important part of life. Photographing them is just plain fun!!

Birdman said...

Yes, as SC says... it's in the slightest details.

Kate said...

Since I posted my first comments, I've been trying to think of an essay that I've read and taught about seeing. Eureka! My brain freeze is over! In Annie Dillard's book, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, I used to teach sudents about the importance of seeing by using an essay from the book. Not at home so I cannot check the tile but the phrase I recall for so many years involves "what you see is what you get." Are you familiar with it?

brattcat said...

hey, thanks everyone!
i'm familiar with annie dillard but not with this essay, kate.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This is a subtle, classic touch.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautifully captured and perfectly centered in it's unusual frame. Happy New Year Brattcat.

Lowell said...

Yes. But I'll bet there are many details in your house that have the same effect.

I, too, have been entranced by a variety of Christmas balls this year. Even took a couple of photos.

Great minds...

cieldequimper said...

Even the window is so pretty!

Sharon said...

This looks magical.

Anya said...

Its almost unique :)


We want to wish you
a VERY HAPPY and healthy New Year
to you and your dear ones

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Jack said...

Nicely seen, felt and shown, brattcat.

I hope 2012 is tops for you.

Bob Crowe said...

Hmm. It reminds me of the "eye" of HAL in 2001 and feels a bit chilling. Maybe if the owner invited me in and offered a glass of champagne I'd feel better about it.

Amin said...

Beautiful photo!

Gunn said...

You have EYES for beautiful details!
THANKS for sharing.

Gunn
Stavanger
Norway

slim said...

Upon first glance I thought this was a rose stained glass window I was looking at. Magic is wherever you find it . . . and you find it all around you in Brattleboro.

VP said...

This is a real jewel of a picture!