My daughter perched in this window in the upper room of a tavern in Williamsburg this week.
The painting, Orchard Window, by Pennsylvania artist Daniel Garber, immediately came to mind. A print of this painting hung in the bathroom of my childhood home in Pennsylvania and it still hangs in the upstairs sitting area of my parent’s Vermont farmhouse just a few miles from here.
My daughter peruses the bookcase by that sunny window, under this print—now rather faded. The bookcase holds the 1950s Peanuts collections, Calvin and Hobbes books, and other humorous books. Both of my parent’s grandchildren like to go there and read, and it’s sunny and inviting just like this scene. The perfect place to curl up and read.
As the air already hints of fall I am craving a sunny window of my own in which to read and daydream.