Even though he was primarily a “city boy”, Harold lived in rural settings on a number of occassions during teaching assignments. This photograph from his country home in Saxton’s River, Vermont offered him the opportunity to capture one of his favorite still life subjects – curtains.

He loved the interplay of window light and lace curtains. In fact, perhpas his earliest photograph, taken at the age of 15, My Mother’s Curtains, set the stage for an on-going fascination with the mood and magic that curtains elicit.

In this case, the summer breeze adds a sense of whispering to the image; as though something is being said that only an old country house can hear. A favorite among the fans.