2009-10-28

Restricted Views

Last week the lovely and very busy Kcinnova asked if anyone would be willing to join her in a meme about what the views from your windows are like. I decided to play along, but I warn you, it is boring, I live in an apartment and the view is all the same. I do however face East, which in the summer is cooler than west.

From my patio window, you can see the big fir trees and open expanse of the school yard that made me chose this apartment over others in the complex. This building and this side are the most desirable for just that reason.



My little kitchen window looks more directly on the soccer pitch, and yes, I have had the occasional ball hit my wall and plants.


As you can see my bedroom is right beside the stairs/entrance to the building. This is why I have a fan running all year round at night. I am also in direct line with the Narnia light pole, so have dark drapes over my blinds and still don't need to turn on a light at night if I get up.


This is the second snow we have had this year and I don't think it will last anymore than the first one did. Maybe that is wishful thinking though.

Have a good day all.

22 comments:

Leah J. Utas said...

Reb, I really like the moodiness of the pics. Bare trees and lamp posts have a lot of character and you did well in bringing it out.

Reb said...

Thanks Leah.

the Bag Lady said...

Cool! You are lucky to live on the side of the building that faces out - much better than looking at another building in the complex!

Reb said...

Sis, yes, at least I have the illusion of not being crowded in a city.

quilly said...

Your view is limited, but lovely. I like the tranquility of your pics - -surprising since that's a school next door.

Reb said...

Quilly, thanks. It can sometimes be a bit noisy.

Jay said...

Is that snow????!!

The photos are excellent. The view is pretty nice too.

kcinnova said...

And here you had me thinking I would be seeing parking lots! No, instead I see a lovely dusting of snow, a scene right out of Narnia, and trees. I wouldn't call that boring at all. (And hey, free entertainment whenever there is a game, right?)

I am a big fan (pun unintended) of white noise. My husband must be, too -- he says my CPAP machine sounds like the ocean.

Thanks for playing along!♥

Reb said...

Sadly Jay, it is! Thanks.

Kcinnova, I would still rather be looking different directions, but that's life. I wish I could afford a proper white noise set up...the fan is a bit chilly some nights.

Dianne said...

you have beautiful views!!
I love when it snows enough to make things pretty and then goes away

Reb said...

Thanks Dianne. I wish it would snow like that all winter!

Aleta said...

I'm envious of that pretty snow!

Terrie Farley Moran said...

Hey Reb,

Does anyone string lights on that gorgeous tree at Christmas time?

Terrie

Reb said...

Aleta, want to trade places with me for the rest of winter?

Terrie, sadly, no. The complex decorates each entrance and most of the tenants do their own balconies though.

Scott Oglesby said...

Hi Reb, I’ve come via Jay, he likes to spread the love around. You have beautiful open spaces to enjoy! I feel sorry for you with the snow though. I live in southern Spain so it still climbs to 70 or 80 most days. Although it is a desert climate, so at night or on cloudy days, the temps can plummet.

This is a pretty cool blog you’ve got going on over here!!

Reb said...

Hi Scott, thanks for dropping by. This snow is nothing, so far, but we will survive. I would love to see Spain someday.

Hilary said...

Ack you Albertans and your October snow! You truly do have a fine view for an apartment, Reb.. snow or otherwise. Thanks for show us around the joint. :)

Reb said...

Thanks Hilary.

Bizarro Aunt Jackie said...

Lovely!!! :)

Too Lazy To Switch Accounts...

Aunt Jackie

Reb said...

Thanks AJ, I still knew it was you ;)

Barbara Martin said...

The trees and school yard provide a sense of freedom while still in a city. Lovely.

Reb said...

They sure do Barbara.