Tuesday, April 26, 2016

My Kitchen Window

by Leigh


My kitchen window is nothing fancy.  In fact, the window is spotted from a recent rain and paint is peeling off the window sill.  It's not a big window and it's hard to open so I rarely get to enjoy the breeze.  But it's still one of my favorite places. I stand at the kitchen sink looking out that window day in and day out as I wash the dirty dishes in the sink that seem to pile up as soon I clean them out.  Surely you can sympathize with me!  But even as much as I dread doing the dishes….I enjoy the view out the window.  I can see the cardinals that visit the feeders and the bees, which my daughter has affectionately named Snowbell, Marshmallow and Queenie, dancing around the purple Salvia.  The grass if my favorite shade of green and the trees have all leafed out.  Ruffled Ranunculus is in full bloom so I cut a few to bring inside to fill this sweet little crystal vase.  Yes….my kitchen window is a happy place even with the sink full of dishes.


The morning light streams in softly and the afternoon light offers warmth.  It's a cozy spot and the only place I ever photograph indoors. All times of day offer beautiful light scenarios. The rest of my kitchen is….well….blah.  It's the only part of our house that hasn't been remodeled and is way too small for a family of four. I spend many hours daydreaming about my dream kitchen...ripping it all out and starting over, but one thing will remain the same.  The kitchen window will always be above the sink looking out onto the backyard.  Well maybe I'll change it a little bit….a window that opens easily would be nice.  






7 comments:

Carol said...

iNdoors my kitchen window is much like yours. Outdoors I wish I had your knowledge and skill of landscaping! But I do look out through a small side garden down the length of my wooded street, with some lawns that the light captures beautifully. And it's a great place for daydreaming....
Nice post

Cathy H. said...

The first thing I do every morning is go to my kitchen window over the sink and open the blinds. I spend a few minutes there checking out the weather, watching the squirrels play in the backyard, and listening to the birds singing as they perch on the power line behind the house. It's my favorite place in the mornings.

kelly said...

I'm right there with you Leigh...love standing at my kitchen window. Love looking out at my neighbors trees or flowers in bloom. Love the light. Thanks for reminding me of one of my favorite simple pleasures. xoxo

terriporter said...

My kitchen window isn't over my sink but in a bayed-out eating area where I love to sit in the morning with my coffee and paper enjoying the morning view into my backyard. Watching the comings and goings of the birds and other wildlife and the flowers in bloom is a favorite of mine as well. Yes, it's a simple pleasure but such a great way to start the day!

seabluelens said...

Sigh. I wish I had a kitchen window. My kitchen is in the middle of my apartment and there is no natural light at all. Same story with the bathroom. In my next life....!

Dotti said...

I love your kitchen window, too, Leigh! And I've seen some of your pictures from other places in your kitchen - I think that window gives you some nice photography light! I have a window over the sink, looking out on a Sweet Bay Magnolia, which, when it's in bloom and leafed out is lovely. But when it's bare, I look right into the neighbor's kitchen window. However, from our kitchen table, I can see much of my backyard, including the main flower garden and the bird feeders. A lovely reflective post today, Leigh!

Liz said...

Leigh, it sounds like the most perfect kitchen window!!

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