There was a room in the house I grew up in, which was always exceptionally cold compared to the other rooms in the house. We could barley use the room. It had a large bay window, which was constructed with Georgian-style leaded glass panes. There was no double glazing then. The room was damp and we could never get it warm enough to use. The room just seemed to feel like a facade.
However, if during the summer, we had an unbearable heatwave, then the dining room was useful for going in just to cool down. I took this shot when I was visiting home, it was a stifling hot Sunday afternoon, so I went into the frosty room so I could get some relief from the heat.
My mum had moved the flowers into the cool room to keep them fresh and away from the wilting heat. She’d placed them on the tray for a while, until she found time to trim each stem, so that the soft peach flowers would fit their vase.