The windows in my house, for the most part, don't have window coverings. Some are bare; while some just have light, woven blinds.
Because we live on a hill and, for the most part, neighbors and passersby can't see in.
Because I like a lot of light.
Because I like to look out.
But there's one window I don't really use much. It looks out over the north side of my house, from high up ("3rd floor" - counting the walkout basement on that side of the house).
It used to be Brian's room. Now it's my "art room" -- where I paint and draw and (pretty much) store all my art supplies.
My "backyard" (delineated by the fence) is an L-shape. This view represents the short side of the L. (The patio and my pergola and most of my garden beds are on the other side of the house -- the long side of the L.) You can also see my neighbors' driveway. And the street - if you look through the trees.
It's kind of a bird's eye view.
If you remember past blog posts . . . of my garden . . . that corner (that really dead-looking corner) is the newest area of my garden, and it looks pretty good when things get going. But now? Not so much.
When I look down on my yard from this window at this time of year, I can't help thinking about my garden and mentally creating a list of things I want to do back there. . .
- pruning the beautyberry down to the ground
- figuring out what to do where the trees were cut down last fall (victims of diplodia tip blight)
- transplanting the hostas from the front yard side of the fence to the backyard side of the fence (so the deer have less chance of munching them)
- is there any way to create a labyrinth for walking? (probably not, because the hill is pretty steep back there)
- maybe this is the year to finally decide on steps down the hill?
I've also decided I need to look out this window more often - especially as my garden comes to life. Because having a bird's eye view gives an interesting perspective. (And I can't wait to see my little redbud in the corner . . . blooming . . . from way up here!)