Monday, June 15, 2009

View From My Kitchen Window

These last few weeks, I've been feeling particularly grateful for the lovely view I have out my kitchen window. This is what I've been seeing (on the sunny days) as I wash dishes or brew coffee. This little garden is oh so lovely looking from a distance, but it's really a tangled mess. The lush looking half is peppermint; then we have my attempt at repelling woodchucks: I planted a tremendous patch of catmint and catnip...which cats from far and near come to visit. Actually, I planted it for my cat Mr. Jinx. What you can't see is the little square of paving bricks I put in so he could lounge on sun-warmed bricks in the catnip. Mr. Jinx is gone,but his kitty-spa lives on.
This maple takes the brunt of every storm that blows across our hill. It's been scalped by wind and lost more than a few good branches. I love this tree. For it's perseverance and for it's imperfect perfect beauty.
I am always inspired looking out this matter the season. It makes a chore like doing dishes...almost something to look forward to. .....Almost.


  1. Beautiful view! Love the maple tree and hope the two I just planted can grow to be so pretty!

  2. Perhaps I need a view like this from the bathroom window :)
    It really is beautiful and peaceful looking. That tree is a beauty!

  3. Lovely to see what you see out of your kitchen window. I never thought of a tree protecting the house during winds. Yeah, such a great tree!
    I was 12 when I had my ears pierced also.
    This is the only thing pierced and not tattoos, thew!
    Have a great day!

  4. I love your view of the huge maple with the sun streaming through. It is pouring down raining here, but I rather like rainy days sometimes! I feel much more productive in the house. Otherwise, I am so distracted with the outdoors and have a need to putter around in the gardens. The prom pictures of your 17 year old are cute. I also have a 17 year old son with that same head of hair!

  5. Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog, your garden is gorgeous, I love the big tree, just beautiful!!

    Micki x

  6. Kelly what a beautiful view. The tree is magnificent.

    By the way, you have beautiful hair.

    Renee xoxo

  7. what a great view , very lovely and peaceful.

  8. Another Red Head..Me as Well..
    I am a Irish Gal..LOL..
    Love your view.
    Have a great Week!

  9. Beautiful old tree, what a neat idea , everyone should post what they see out their window , !love it!

  10. Beautiful, beautiful...How nice to take a moment of routine and turn it into a time for contemplation : )

  11. What a great view you have too!
    Thanks for following my blog xx

  12. Oh, what a lovely, lovely view! *sigh*