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