Windows – Eyes of the Home

Bad weather always looks worse through a window.
Tom Lehrer

Windows are the eyes of the home. From the inside looking out, they frame the view of the outside world.

Seen from the outside, the windows form part of the face of the house.

This is The Red House, through the eyes of The Wild Child.  Two eyes, a green nose (or maybe a nose/mouth combination, but clearly two  blue eyebrows!


manor house

Wakehurst is the English country estate of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.  This window on the side of the building is peeking out over a vine clad roof.


thatch roof houseThis thatch roof home is in Bourton-on-the-Water in the Cotswolds, England. I see two close-set eyes framed with a carefully groomed head of thatch hair! (Of course, I also see an X shaped handle bar moustache…)

How about your house – what kind of face does it present? Ask a child to draw it – how do they see your house’s face?

This week’s Photo Challenge is Windows.

31 thoughts on “Windows – Eyes of the Home

    1. Hi frizztext – I have a few drawings from when I was a child, but none of them are of a house. But I sure remember how I used to draw them! It is fun to see how the grandchildren draw the world they see.


    1. Hi Amy – I’ll have to tell the Wild Child’s mom that we could probably do a whole blog of kids drawings and get more viewers than by posting our photos!


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