Sunday, February 01, 2009

Caption This 106

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London, ON, January 2009 [Click to enlarge]

Windows fascinate me for a whole lot of reasons. Whether you're on the inside looking out or the outside looking in, they give you a chance to see something beyond the usual. When I was a child, I often sat beside them and let my mind wander. Three scenarios remain incredibly vivid memories, for some reason:
  • My bedroom window overlooked the driveway, and I often sat on the floor and waited for my parents to come home.
  • My hospital room window gave me a wide open view of the city, and I often wondered what it would be like to walk the streets on my own. It gave me extra incentive to get back on my feet.
  • The windows in my grandparents' apartment were much darker, overlooking a forbidding-looking laneway without much of a view at all. Yet the light in their humble home always seemed to come from within.
Funny what you remember when you stare at a seemingly innocuous pane of glass.

Your turn: Please suggest a caption for this apparently simple window scene. Plain as it looks, it's a wall that has significance to me. A story for another day, perhaps. Need more background on how this Caption This thing works? Click here.

About last week's photo of an old television: This is one of the last photos I took before we headed home from vacation, and it's one of my favorites. I'm glad so many of you thought so, too! This week's honorable menschens are:
  • Hilary: In the 1990's situation comedy character, Dr. Frasier Crane grabs television ratings.
  • Terri: "I want my MTV!"
  • Judy: "From trash thou comest and to trash thou shalt return!"
  • Steve: "Now that's TV worth watching!"
  • Morah Mommy: "There really is only trash on tv!"
  • Snaggle Tooth: "You're not the brightest tube on the block- you're burnt out!"
  • Sara: "All those years of playing video games with joysticks came in handy after all!"
Mel Fraase takes it with the delightfully threatening "Return the remote or the TV gets it!" She is a professional photographer and a darn good writer, too. Her perspectives on being a mom will have you returning for more. Please drop by her blog, Fraase Family, to congratulate her.

One more thing: This photo continues our "simple" theme as part of this week's Thematic Photographic. Click here to dive in.


David Edward said...

blue square on bricks

Anonymous said...

You have bricks too! I might call this "Blue View."

Carmi, your comments always mean a lot to me. Thanks for sharing them at Loose Leaf.

Hilary said...

Congrats to Mel.. very well done. :)

How about a Haiku caption...

Mocking, cyan square
It's Windows blue screen of death
Should have got a Mac

mw said...

'A lot of rock and a little blues' :)

I think the plural disqualifies, but it's late. I loved your musing about windows. I'm always fascinated by the look of television light coming out a window into the night, especially in the pre-dawn hours. I often wonder why someone is awake watching at that hour...

Thanks (and here from Tanya) :)

torontopearl said...

"A Shade of Blue"

David Edward said...

Blue vs gray

kenju said...

Colleen took my caption...LOL
Thanks for the menschen from last week!

mo.stoneskin said...

Jeeze, where's the door? I can't get out and I'm late for work.

Anonymous said...

The escape window. Made my decision on colors to suggest for bridesmaid dresses.

Anonymous said...

Peacock Windows

Mojo said...

"Room with a Blue"?

I got nothin'

Pamela said...

With blue of heaven's own tinct. but my design

It also makes me think of La bohème, the opera. (When the thaw comes, Mimi has the first view of April from her window - or something like that)

Anonymous said...

Hello Carmi!

"I Spy with my little eye..."


Chica, Cienna, and Cali said...

"into the blue"...............

Lyn said...

How something simple like: JOLT.

I also have a fascination with doors and windows ... their placement, colour and shape. Nice job.

Anonymous said...

In the next frame, does someone drink a Nestea iced tea ?

take the plunge !
or of you have a backed up drain, take the plunger.

spwriter said...

Where ELO's "Mr. Blue Sky" lives.

Windows Vista, Simplified Home Edition

Reflection on a blue sky.

The great blue ponder.

Home of the blues.

Escape hatch.

Mel Fraase said...

Thanks, Carmi!
I have a lot of fun over here!
I'm having a tough time with this one although the photo is great!

"This isn't the 'picture window' I imagined in the advertisement"

Snaggle Tooth said...

It makes me sing:
"Blue Skies, smiling at me.
Nothing but blue skies, do I see..."

I vote for Hilary, n Mojo=
(this is a democracy, isin't it?)