Too Late to Spring Clean?

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I often pass this window on my walk.  It’s in a farmyard outbuilding, and the detritus on the other side of the panes never changes.  Neither do the spiders’ webs.  They neither grow nor disappear.  Time for a spring clean and change of perspective?

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43 thoughts on “Too Late to Spring Clean?

  1. A great perspective, Margaret. My house suddenly feels much cleaner.
    It could be embellished to turn it into seasonal decoration – baubles for Christmas, bats for hallowe’en, witches for Easter, ….

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  2. Well I’m going to be the party pooper. That window looks sad 😟 Unloved. Set in it’s beautiful wall it could be a delight. Maybe you should don a large pair of gloves and chase away any occupants of those webs before giving the glass a good shine. Make it sparkle! 😆 😉

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  3. I’m not really at ease with spiders, but I do find a beauty in the webs. Imagine how many hours intricate web-spinning went into the making of that webby window. I think it would almost be sad if you walk past one day and it’s all been swept away!

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  4. fabulous uptake of the theme!

    Saw another (very old, 2009??? but who cares?) Escape to the Country emission nearby your place….. as if I had nothing else to do!! 🙂 It’s just that I am often quite homesick for England and although I lived in South Devon for over 8 years, I hadn’t the opportunity to see ENGLAND as such. I’m learning now again and again to appreciate the unique beauty you have everywhere and I hope that you can keep it that way…..

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  5. I have a lot of cobwebs in my house, horrid sticky things to try and remove! The problems with having vaulted ceilings that no-one tells you about!

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  6. Haha, yes, I have windows like that. They are hard to get to, especially at my age. You friends commenting take both sides, that makes it so much easier for me too! Thank you for the wonderful photo and the great conversation starter.

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  7. I love the image – the reflections from outside as much as the stuff on the window sill and the festoons of webs.
    On a completely different subject, by chance we came across a (free to view) movie on YouTube ‘Lad: A Yorkshire Story’. Filmed in the Yorkshire Dales with a cast of mostly first-time actors, it is a beautiful and gentle film. Anyway, the countryside (including dry stone walls) made me think of you. Have you seen it? Despite it winning numerous film festival awards it could not find a distributor but has attracted a large audience online. It is definitely worth watching, although it left me feeling quite melancholy even though I think it is supposed to be uplifting.

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    1. Oddly, I don’t know it at all, so thanks for that. It’ll be good viewing on a dismal evening, which seems to be the phase we’re in at the moment.

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    2. Oh, Carol, we’ve just watched it. It’s a lovely film, though desperately sad, as it was a bit close for comfort – my grandsons were just a little younger when they lost their dad, and I thought Tom was brilliantly realised. I’m so glad you brought it to our attention. Settle’s not too far from us – further north.

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      1. Hallo Margaret – I was just about to write to warn you that the film is about a boy bereaved by the death of his father as I was thinking about your daughter and your grandsons – I am so sorry not to have done so before you watched it.
        I have just been looking at a map to see where Settle is in relation to Ripon and then I opened WordPress to find that you have already watched the film.
        I agree that Tom was brilliantly realised. I also found the film very sad and although I saw it a few days ago it lives with me still. The way the countryside was woven into the story and lives of the characters was beautifully done.
        I see that the film was screened in London as part of a workshop with ‘Child Bereavement UK’. http://www.petrieinventory.com/lad-a-yorkshire-story# – but when that was is not clear.
        Sending love, Carol

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      2. I thought it was exquisite, both as an exploration of grief, and as a portrayal of that part of Yorkshire and its day-to-day life. It deserves far wider attention, and thank you so much for telling me about it. I’m certainly going to share it myself, and talk to my daughter about it too. Sending love and thank – Margaret.

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      3. It does deserve wider attention and proper distribution. I was sorry to find out that the actor, Bretton Lord, who played Tom has not had much acting work since despite his immense talent as an actor, and now in his early 20s according to an article I read he helps make ends dealing in antiques.
        I am glad that you will also share the movie with others, and it will be good to talk to your daughter about it xxx

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