People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones #SundayStills

Who throws stones at any sort of house?

The old saying, people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, was the first thing I thought of when I saw this week’s prompt of glass for #SundayStills.

It doesn’t really have much to do with my post, except to introduce you to my glasshouse/sunroom/garden room in the backyard. Regular visitors to my blog will recognise my special retreat in the garden as it’s been featured quite a few times.

I’ll tell you a secret though, it’s not actually made of glass – it’s polycarbonate but I still don’t want anyone throwing stones at it, thanks very much!

It looks a bit like glass and acts like glass so it’s still a ‘glasshouse’. I love sitting out there in winter, spring and autumn – but summer it’s just too hot even with the doors open. I use it for a range of activities – an exercise room, a reading room, a writers retreat and a place to sit when it’s raining cats and dogs. It’s light, warm, cosy and has the best views all year round. I’m very lucky to have this space!

sunroom on a wet day
sunroom on a wet day

I wrote this post A sunroom with a difference back in 2019, which explains the background to getting our special sunroom, which we’d had for a few years already.

Sunroom shots in all seasons

sunset from the sunroom
sunset from the sunroom doors

Sunroom damage

Every time we get wind warnings I panic that it will blow away but it’s survived high winds, storms and even a tree falling on it.

Other Glasses

In a recent Taking Stock post I mentioned my new sunglasses and how cool they made me feel, so I thought I’d take this opportunity to share a photo.

riding on the tea cups
Riding on the tea cups with my granddaughter

I have enjoyed taking some mirror photos over the years too, mainly through my bike mirror.

This is a piece of art I came across in a gallery in Sweden – it was a bit different!

Glass art work
Glass art work

There’s a glass of champagne in here somewhere!

flowers and champers
flowers and champers

I’ll leave you with a favourite past-time of mine, reading in my sunroom!

Reading in my orange converse hightops
Reading in my sunroom

Sunday Stills Photo Challenge

Terri, from Second Wind Leisure, hosts Sunday Stills photo challenge, with the prompt this week being glass. You can read Terri’s post here Looking through a glass darkly and she very kindly shares links to everyone who posts for #SundayStills. Feel free to join in, it’s a fun challenge open to everyone with a different prompt each week!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my offerings for this week’s Sunday Stills. What would you share for the prompt of glass?

Have a great week 🙂

Deb x

All my Sunday Stills posts can be found here – I’ve been doing these for quite some time now.

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39 Replies to “People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones #SundayStills”

  1. Hi Deb – I’ve always loved your sunroom – and I can picture us sitting in there having a cuppa and catching up on each other’s news. It’s the perfect retreat in the perfect place – lucky you!

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    1. One day you can visit me here Leanne and we’ll enjoy that cuppa! I am very fortunate to have this space, the Mathematician rarely rests in there as it’s too hot for him. I’m a hot house flower 🙂


  2. What a wonderful space you have, Debbie! Yes, I’ve seen pics before, but now I realize your sunroom is separate from the house. You have quite the property as well! How nice to use it for three seasons. Does it have a heater? The closest thing we’ll get to a sunroom is a greenhouse one of these days. My she-shed is a good space–just no views—but I digress! This a wonderful post and I see you went along with many of the ideas I had, the champagne, mirror shots, etc. Very nicely done, and thanks for the nice comment in your post 🙂

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    1. Thanks Terri, it really is wonderful to have this space. I tried growing plants and veggies in it but it was too hot for that unfortunately. Yes I have power and can run a small heater when I have to. We had a few common thoughts for glass, and I loved all your examples. We live on 18 acres so our place is quite roomy!

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    1. Thanks Deb, it is a wonderful room and came in kit form so my husband ‘just’ had to put it together (like a jigsaw puzzle). The polycarbonate works really well and lets in so much light! There are roof vents as well as it can get quite warm. Hope you get some good ideas and manage to build or find one in kit form. Can’t recommend it enough.

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  3. We had a sunroom in my former house where my daughters grew up. We didn’t use it as much as I thought we would when I had it constructed. It was attached to the house and had screens and glass all the way around on 3 sides. Wish I had taken more advantage of quiet time in that space. Yours is lovely in every season. What a delightful place to escape with a good book.

    Bike mirrors!! The perfect glass for you.

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  4. What a lovely place to while away an hour or two! I actually like the sound of rain on the glass roof of our conservatory, it is very relaxing. I can imagine that if anyone is looking for you on a nice day they will know where they may find you!

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