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.