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The odd-shaped thatched roof?
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Week 46 Roofs
It was morning; through the high window I saw the pure, bright blue of the sky as it hovered cheerfully over the long roofs of the neighboring houses. It too seemed full of joy, as if it had special plans, and had put on its finest clothes for the occasion. Herman Hesse
On this September day the sky, though blue, filtered through the trees until it became transparent, blending into the enchantment of the forest in the Winterthur Gardens.
I looked for the pictures I remembered taking on that magical day as I strolled with Hal, but they weren’t there. Have you ever had that happen?
You know, you just know, that picture is somewhere, but it’s not.
I am persistent. I found the picture of the medieval English-style roof I wanted to share with you. But it’s a video! Woe is me!
This quick post turned into a two-hour ordeal. I shortened the video (a new skill). Next, I added some beautiful bird sounds chirping after the rain cleared the air that I downloaded for free. Google helped me learn how to erase my own
boring intriguing narration which I had already chopped to bits when I cropped the video. Finally, I uploaded it to YouTube.
If you are wondering about the woven branches, I’m not standing on a twig roof shooting this video. Hal and I are standing opposite the enchanted cottage in a gigantic roofless bird’s nest replete with three wooden eggs the shape of king-sized watermelons.
The little box on my YouTube channel tells me that I now have 56 videos. Guess how many followers I have of my YouTube channel?
Back to the thatched roof
Once I finished the video, I learned about thatched roofs. I looked for roof shapes so I could be more precise. After I searched through all the common roof shapes, thatched and cottage finally paired.
Thatched roofs are odd-shaped. Duh! No wonder they are so quaint.
Although they once denoted poverty, the wealthy put thatched roofs on their homes to be more eco-friendly. Did you know that thatched roofs can last up to 50 years? The English used thatched roofs from available resources such as dried vegetation like straw, water reed, sedge, rushes, or heather. Experts contend that thatched roofs do not burn as easily as some roofing materials.
Maybe it’s thatched, and maybe it’s not
This simple Woodlake home looks elegant with a cottage-style roof.
So what do you think makes a cottage magical?