To see through a glass darkly suggests we see things obscurely or imperfectly, a distorted reality if you will. Drinking this lovely glass of dark red wine may distort your reality a bit.
“Glass half empty, glass half full. Well, either way you won’t be going thirsty, count your blessings not your flaws.” ~ Lauren Aquilina
Or perhaps you photographed something through a dirty glass windshield trying to capture the last of Autumn? And I made sure to watermark the image in case someone wanted to steal it.
In any case, this week’s theme is glass, so have at it!
If not through a glass darkly, then through the looking glass, where everything may appear in reverse as in looking in a mirror.
Out driving for the last leaf-peeping in my neighborhood, I caught this in my rear-view mirror. Yes, I stopped first. Not much color.
Reflections on a still lake, if all conditions are perfect, can sometimes be described as glass. This is what fall looked like in 2021.
“You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.” ~George Bernard Shaw
Maybe not very artistic, but shopping for a new outdoor lamp for our front porch was exciting. We bought the innocuous one as noted by the red arrow.
Looking at Glass at Fort Vancouver and the Oregon Coast
In late September while visiting Portland, Oregon with my buddy, Marsha Ingrao, we made the short drive to Vancouver, Washington across the Columbia River to visit Fort Vancouver. Our visit included meeting up with fellow photographer and blogger, Kirstin Troyer who lives nearby.
Fort Vancouver is a National Historical Monument site. The Visitor Center is the gateway to historical exhibits within the park itself. We enjoyed finding photo ops for our upcoming blog themes. In fact, I hadn’t picked all my Sunday Stills’ themes for October and as I toured the grounds, and captured the images below, this week’s theme “glass” was born!
The historical sections of Ft. Vancouver were fun to explore. We went inside the living quarters and discovered large rooms filled with dishes, glass, lanterns, and even an apothecary.
On that same trip to Portland, we drove to the Oregon Coast into the Tillamook area. Our first stop was at Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint, famous for its coastal views, and the Cape Meares Lighthouse.
“Cape Meares Lighthouse may be the shortest on the Oregon coast, but it features an impressive, kerosene-powered lens.” Oregon State Parks
Inspiring Photo Challenges This Week
Each week I am inspired by my fellow bloggers’ photo challenges. I find it fun to incorporate these into my Sunday Stills weekly themes.
- Breezes at Dawn Walk-tober
- Cee’s Flower of the Day
- Dawn’s Festival of Leaves
- Johnbo’s CellPic Sunday
- Marsha’s PPAC
Sunday Stills Photo Challenge Reminders
Sunday Stills weekly photo challenge is easy to join. You have all week to share and link your post.
- Remember to title your blog post a little differently than mine.
- Please create a new post for the theme or link a recent one.
- Entries for this theme can be posted all week.
- Tag your post “Sunday Stills.”
- Don’t forget to create a pingback to this post so that other participants can read your post.
- I also recommend adding your post’s URL to the comments.
This Week’s Featured Bloggers
Sunday Stills is a wonderful community of bloggers and photographers who desire to connect with one another. Below are this week’s links from bloggers who shared photos. I add these all week as new links are posted.
- YOUR BLOG’S NAME HERE!
- Always Write
- Between the Lines
- Brashley Photography
- Bushboys World
- Cee’s Photo Challenges
- A Day in the Life
- The Day After
- Deb’s World
- Equipoise Life
- Flights of the Soul
- Frost on the Moose Dung
- Geriatrix Fotogallery
- Graham’s Island
- NEW Gypsie’s Wonderful World of Words
- Hugh’s Views and News
- Loving Life
- Now At Home
- Philosophy Through Photography
- Quaint Revival
- Robert’s Snap Spot
- Stevie Turner
- NEW Stine Writing
- NEW Stories and More
- This is Another Story
- Travel With Me
- Wide-Eyed Wonderings
- Woolly Muses
- Working on Exploring
“We see everything in a glass, darkly. Sometimes we can peer through the glass and catch a glimpse of what is on the other side. If we were to polish the glass clean, we’d see much more. But then we would no longer see ourselves.” — Jostein Gaarder
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Let your imagination run wild and show us images of glass, glassware, or something through a glass or a mirror—have fun and explore!
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