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May 31, 2011
From reading the Pyrex thread, it occurred to me that what I have in my kitchen window is clear glassware (not Pyrex, I USE that!) and it looks thru woods to the neighbor farm's pasture. Well, that's out two windows, the other one (over my sink) just looks out into my side yard.
So, it got me wondering -- what's displayed in your kitchen window, what's outside it? I'll get some pics to go with this, but our digital camera busted and we haven't replaced it.
September 16, 2010
April 1, 2009
My window over the sink looks out to our back yard that backs up to the woods. I have on of those mini bay window or garden window, and there are several old butter and salt crocks (blue & white) and 2 big ceramic chickens—and a pineapple that I hope rippens soon. I love woring there, I can see the flower garden with the blooming ping and red roses and a bird bath, it is so peaceful and ever changing.
May 5, 2010
Besides the cat? …. one small cactus. Come to think of it, the marmalade cat, who is now kicking 7 years, is beginning to plump up as he's slowing with, um, maturity. IOW, he's not frequenting the window sill as often since it's a narrow sill and he overfloweth.
What's outside is our narrow suburban side yard, quickly turning yellow now that we're into 90+ heat. We don't keep a lawn as we pay by the gallon for water … we do water the poplar trees and the flag iris which finished blooming earlier this month.
February 22, 2010
November 7, 2011
My kitchen is in the interior of my apartment, but there is a cutout in the wall that looks out to my "dining" area. There is a serving counter that I have loaded with my favorite cookbook on a stand, a white canister with my whole wheat flour, food processor, a couple of funny chickens that a dear friend gave to me and a few other odds and ends that don't fit into my two tiny cupboards. I have about 1 1/2' of counter space to work on.
I'll admit it… my kitchen bites.
October 30, 2009
May 6, 2011
July 15, 2011
Well, right now there is an old creamer that is filled with old marbles, a sculpture that my daughter did in school of a head of garlic (!) and a cute little dish that I put odds and ends in like my earrings, pushpins, a ring… and I'll be honest here, at the moment there is a bill there that needs to be paid. Outside it's raining but I'll attach a picture of the view I took a few days ago looking out over our lawn and field and in the distance there is the rail trail that the town has made from old railroad tracks. It's a great place to walk. That is the view to the South, the other window in my kitchen looks East and that is of our chicken coop and lawn/field. I'll post that too.
May 15, 2011
The window over the kitchen sink doesn't have a sill, it's one of those crank out types, so there isn't anything decorative there. The window does face out to the backyard where there's a patio with pavers, a low brick wall and the garden shed that right now looks so pretty with the red roses blossoming and climbing up the side. Beyond the shed is my small vegetable garden. The two windows in the dining area of the kitchen also face the backyard and overlook my little herb garden, and beyond that the gazebo with fuschia-colored wave petunias in hanging baskets.
June 1, 2010
I'm on the second floor. One kitchen window faces south and looks directly into the mid-to-upper section of a katsura tree, so that window is edge-to-edge leaves. The tree is in our side garden, and hides the ugly HUD building to the south. I also see sky in that window 'cause my 2-story building is taller than the 2-story HUD building. I tried taking pix once, all I got was window reflection.
There are also two windows that face east, over the porch and into the top third of a sugar maple tree. (Use to be the top half, but a windstorm sheared the top of the tree away.) Can also see the top of a redbud and most of a buckeye as well as the roofs of several garages.
However, the best is when the windows or back door are open. . . (starlings), finches, wrens, nuthatches, chickadees, 2xyear blackbirds, parrots (there's a wild flock nearby), woodpeckers, robins, and some others whose songs I do not recognize. Oh and the fragrance of lilacs, sumac, hawthorn, and general 'green' garden vapors.
This makes up for the view above the kitchen sink—a tiled corner.
March 3, 2010
No kitchen window here. :( Now, out my dining room window, I see tall grass (we need a working mower), some shrubs and a tree that I planted, a small piece of a field, a row of trees at the fence line, and in the far-off distance, an ancient row of hills. Nothing spectacular, just a row of hills… If I had a kitchen window, my view would be much the same, as the rest of the walls do not lead to the outdoors.
October 15, 2011
I don't have a kitchen window (we have a semidetached little condo), but from my back sliding glass door, I can see my little patio with pots of flowers, and the lawn and arborvitae beyond. From the front glass storm door, I can see our driveway with my pots of plants: two tomatoes (Early Girl and Roma), a green pepper, and two pots of various herbs. The house is south facing, more or less, so that's where the veggies have to go, though I'm sure my neighbors think it's strange--ours is the only house in the subdivision with veg plants out front!
December 14, 2010
I just have to reply to this. From my kitchen window I see my enclosed back porch. From the windows on the porch I see a star magnolia tree that was supposed to grow to about twenty-five feet. It is about forty feet and still growing . In five years we will have to move the house.
In the spring it is absolutely beautiful, all summer it provides wonderful shade, in the fall all of the leaves come down in one week, and all winter the birds depend on me keeping the platform feeder stocked with food.
BUT if I walk outside I have a quarter acre of the most private space in any subdivision in the country.
I must post pictures.
February 9, 2010
No window here, just french doors. Out of the doors I look at my little fish pond, with the koi I was given from my children along with frogs. To the left is my herb garden and hummingbird feeder. Straight out is the reg. bird feeder and garden that backs up to 40 acres with cows, and chickens everywhere. To the right is the grill and fire pit facing hickory and walnut trees. All of the day lillies are blooming orange and the lavender is beautiful. It would be nice if the chickens stayed out of the mulch though. And a cat! I wish I knew how to post pics. This cool weather makes me want to sit on the front porch with my coffee and look at the orchard. I love it here and I wish everyone could have the views that we have. I take it for granted especially when it takes so long to do the yard work. It doesn't leave time for porch sitting.
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