room 2: cornflower blue

image: Yves

We have been invited by Mindlovemisery of Mindlovemisery Menagerie to write a 9 part series on rooms in NoEnd House, a place in her dreams. She will post a photograph or a word as a clue/cue to use as the floor plan of the room of the week. This is my 2nd installment: room 2 cornflower blue

We sat in the “eating” room adjacent to the kitchen, drooling from the smell of freshly baked bread. We also played a guessing game: what will Kat paint on the  canvas of the bathroom walls. Everyone had their own vision: portraits of us and the ghosts that haunted each room; 18th century streetscape, images representing our commonality.

Until the grand unveiling, we used the grunge-fest room off the kitchen. No amount of scrubbing could transmute the stains. I should know; I always drew bathroom duty!

Kat called from the landing, “Still wet, but finished” Thunder of feet. Gasps of …… She had recreated a mirror world surrounding the house. The east facing wall had the first orange and yellow fingers of dawn. The window became a lens for watching birds shake off the night. The bright riot of wildflowers and the tidy garden grew, bracketed by tall shady oaks and maples. Views of the harbour floated above the toilet. The street scape engulfed the last wall. We were waving from the windows of the cornflower blue façade we painted in the spring.

@ phylor, 2015


13 thoughts on “room 2: cornflower blue

  1. Valida Faire July 27, 2015 / 1:11 am

    My favorite line is, “The window became a lens for watching birds shake off the night”.


      • Valida Faire July 27, 2015 / 3:29 am

        :) Out of curiosity, are you have any trouble with your blog, as in the header changing at will? There must be a WP glitch, as mine is suddenly NOT what it’s supposed to be–and no amount of re-saving (or clearing the cache, as instructed) helps.


        • phylor July 27, 2015 / 3:42 am

          Been having so many problems staying connected to internet, thought changes in header image was due to that problem.
          You’re up late!


          • Valida Faire July 27, 2015 / 3:49 am

            It’s still early for me, Phylor–the Support Forum is CHOCK FULL of the issue I’m complaining about, so somethin’ crazy’s goin’ on–not me, this time :)


          • Valida Faire July 27, 2015 / 3:51 am

            I did reply to you, but it’s not registering yet…sheesh!


    • mindlovemisery July 27, 2015 / 5:27 am

      That was also my favorite wow! Excellent job here you sucked me right in =)


      • phylor July 28, 2015 / 1:15 pm

        The idea of cornflower and rooms took me back a few years. More tales to tell of the cornflower blue house.

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          • phylor July 28, 2015 / 1:26 pm

            And, I look forward to your prompts. Fun to use a house that really existed.


  2. summerstommy2 July 26, 2015 / 6:34 pm

    Excellent, I so could conjure the images you portrayed… least you have stayed on task unlike some, fingers pointed at me, whose muse just took over and I was at the ball…..


    • phylor July 27, 2015 / 12:19 am

      But, you were in a ballroom, were you not? Counts as a room I’d say!

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