This small horizontal stained glass window was made years ago by a friend, Nigel, who was attending hobby classes. He proved very capable in the craft itself but not so on the design side.
I offered to do his designs if he made me a window to replace a cracked one on my western wall. I wanted to reduce the summer sun entry but still see out, hence the clear central oval.
This year, for the first time, the ornamental grape vine on my verandah had spread so vigorously along the side wall that it shaded my own viney window.
Now its autumn pinks and reds and latent greens are complementing and enhancing the leafy stained glass design in a double-take of twining colours and shapes. Unplanned and perfect.
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I haven’t seen the article in Notebook yet but I’m glad it has given you a taste of my lifestyle. I sincerely wish your dream is fulfilled one day, but the journey there can be erratic and delayed, as I tell in the book, so don’t be disheartened!
And there are more people like yourself than you think.
Hi Sharyn, I saw your article in Notebook, and I just wanted to say what an inspiration you are. I’m 24 and working in the city, but have always longed to live on property. I am a vegetarian, passionate about animals and the environment and often feel as though I don’t belong in this society. I know that one day I will have my own land to regenerate, and reading your page has given me hope on a dreary Friday that my dream will happen sooner than later. Thank you!
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