Guess what’s on my windowsill today?


I have an awesome kitchen window.   My chopping counter faces south and through those windows pours sunshine and warmth all day long.   That window has a lovely view too.  I see a pastoral  setting of  rolling fields and  my neighbour’s  bright red barn.   The scene outside serves as my  barometer to the world.  Countless times throughout the day I stand and gaze out, admiring the branches of the red-osier dogwood contrasted in the melting snow.  I study the movement of the spruce branches and judge the strength of any wind.

Another feature I like about my kitchen window is its wide window sill.  I like placing my favourite coloured glassware up on that ledge where the light brings out its beauty.    Last summer I had a constant changing display of fresh flowers cut from my garden.  It was wonderful:  e.g. sweet peas,  spring boutiques.    https://westlakemusings.com/2012/06/23/oh-sweet-pea/

https://westlakemusings.com/2012/06/20/lots-of-fresh-cut-flowers-from-my-garden/

Unfortunately we are still too early for fresh flowers.  Yesterday in preparation for Easter I went out and cut some forsythia and magnolia tree branches.   They are still just little buds but I have put them in a vase with water.   I am hoping that I can force some colour from them by this weekend.

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About westlakemusings

In 2013 my husband and I retired. We bought an old pre-confederation house out in the country. This blog is about our new world in the country as we explore all of life's possibilities.
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3 Responses to Guess what’s on my windowsill today?

  1. I walked around our yard, nervous about seeing any spring buds. While parts of the yard are melted, we have a foot of snow in most areas and I suspect some cold temperatures still in the wings. Lovely window!

  2. best of luck with your flowers–glad you have such a wonderful window to live life from

  3. Donna says:

    Beautiful description of the world outside your kitchen window – we are still watching the snow melt and patiently waiting for the tinge of green to appear on the trees. Happy Easter Diane and Warren, and here’s to a Happy Spring.

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