I think we all have favorite views from our homes of our gardens...and mine is from my picture window in our den. I designed my garden so I could see it best this way....or maybe it evolved by itself so I could see it best this way.
Either way...I so enjoy sitting , especially in the mornings, drinking my coffee, reading the paper, and of course eating my customary cheerios , blueberries & bananas smorgasbord in a bowl .
The weather here has been so much cooler, by about 10-15 degrees , that I can leave my screen door open behind me, and listen to the birds, cicadas..and smile at my garden.
Or I sit here and look intensely at it, trying to figure out if I like what I see, what needs to be changed , what needs to be done out there.
I'm pretty intense about things in general...or goofy. Either or , depends on whatever is going on in imagination/contemplation central in my head.
I make Ms. Spoiled rotten sweet Maxine go outside in the mornings, and she likes to lay by my screen door in the morning sun. I like to see her there. I like to see the sun glistening off her black fur coat.
Then I look above her, through the screen and see my white crape myrtle I planted , behind the lattice...showing the tips of its blossoms around the corner of my porch.
So here I gaze and think. I bet you have a view that is your favorite at home,
I look directly down and see my romantic cupids and sunlight playing on my caladiums and my chairs.
I look up and see my large River birch and my pink crape myrtles behind it.
I like to look at the peeling bark of the River birch. Squirrels are usually climbing all over this tree in the mornings....afternoons, and evenings.
I look down the back left side and miss my back path I had there, and notice how badly I need to fix the back left bed I have sorely neglected. So easy to neglect something you don't see very well, the more hidden, less evident areas of our gardens and yards isn't it ?
Know what's in the top right corner of this picture ? One of my favorite things in this window.
This large stained glass window.
One of our many antique stained glass windows , that we have in our windows or walls at our house.
I like how the early sunlight shines through it. The blue is bluer and the leaded glass brighter.
I usually look up through the leaves of the tree too, a lot. I like to see them blow in the breeze or how the sun flickers off the leaves early morning or late evening.
The morning is starting to get away from me...I walked very early , as always, had my breakfast looking out at my garden...as I will my dinner, and now I need to run some errands before we take our little squirt to see Toy Story 3.
Hope your day is good, I hope you enjoy the views of your life,
" Your right hand has held me up , Your gentleness has made me great. You enlarged the path under me, So my feet did not slip. " Psalm 18:35-36