Friday Photo – Out My Window

Sometimes as I’m moving around in my day, an image gets stuck in my head that I can’t shake. Sometimes it conjures up a memory, a feeling, or provides an impulse to do something. Often, though, I just see something that I want to capture in my mind for no particular reason-it just speaks to me. I’d like to offer these images up for ‘thought contributions’-as a way to generate a community of ideas together.

One of my favorite parts of my house is the view out my bedroom window.  Looking up, the green, delicate leaves relax my eyes and mind.  The occasional disoriented hummingbird will flit by, tantalizing me with a burst of fluorescent red.  Squirrels create a playground as they screech and thud from the branches to our roof.  Looking out my window gives me a quiet moment to pause and clear my mind.  Now, as the lushness of summer is beginning to fade and the seasons gently turn, I burn this image into my mind in anticipation of the chill and sparseness to come.

Out my window I see the slow, natural closing down of summer.  Now take a moment.  Pause.  Look out YOUR window.  What do you see?

Jennifer Wolfe

Jennifer Wolfe, a writer-teacher-mom, is dedicated to finding the extraordinary in the ordinary moments of life by thinking deeply, loving fiercely, and teaching audaciously. Jennifer is a Google Certified Educator, Hyperdoc fanatic, and a voracious reader. Read her stories on her blog, mamawolfe, and grab free copies of her teaching and parenting resources.

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  1. What a lovely post! From our bedroom I, too, see a lush, green canopy of trees overhead in summer and an intricate filigreed weave of branches and twigs in winter, equally beautiful to me. Beneath this, lies our pretty pond surrounded by rocks, bark chips, bits of driftwood and a selection of healthy plants. It, too, is my favourite view of the garden.

  2. Great post! I still see some green out my bedroom window and roses that are fading, some roses trying to bloom and look beautiful despite that they might be late to the party!! I love that becasue sometimes I’m a little late to the party too, blooming a bit later than others but I still bloom and look beautiful!!Thanks again!

  3. Beautiful post. =) I love looking out my window or stepping out onto the porch throughout the day. The fresh air, little animals, bugs, and trees are all so alive. We always go for a walk first thing in the morning and it may just be my favorite part of our day!

  4. Hi Rachael,
    Thanks for following my blog!

    Hi Desiree,
    Oh, it sounds like you have a lovely view! I’ve often thought of putting a pond in my yard, too-maybe I will someday!

    Hi Kathy,
    I love your analogy about roses! They are one of my most favorite flowers because they are so stubborn, yet breathtaking! Do you have a favorite?

    Hi Camilleta,
    Morning walks are my favorite-I used to do them religiously when my babies were young. Looking up at the trees was one of the only things that stopped my daughter from screaming!

  5. In the morning I see climbing roses on either side of the French windows. I love it when they are blooming because pink is my favorite color and seeing the deliate buds opening reminds me how beautiful life is–if we only stop an notice it–when we are not in hurry. Another good reminder,which I needed after too much crazy work. Ahh, the weekend. My daugther is home from college for a couple days, life is good.

  6. This is a fun one. I love the view from my bedroom window as well. I see the neighbors Birch Trees, which are my favorite. I love the white bark and the delicate green leaves. On a beautiful fall day like today, the glow of the dappled sun between the rustling leaves is very calming.

  7. Hi Frazzled, Thanks for stopping by!
    Brenda: Pink roses are one of my favorites-Double Delight, to be specific. Reminds me of my grandma.
    Hi Michele, thanks for following! Glad you have a tree to view!
    MichaelAnn-that sounds like a lovely view. I used to have birch trees in my childhood home-not here now, but great memories of their beauty!
    Hi Mare-thanks for following!

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