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Sunday, August 07, 2005

Twenty-third Question

What does the view (outside) from the place you live look like?

26 Comments:

  • At 10:42 AM, Blogger AutumnMoon said…

    A jungle.

    The people that moved in across the street do not take care of their lawn very well and it is just completely over grown with stray flowers and weeds, it drives me nuts.

     
  • At 11:22 AM, Blogger crappyjazz said…

    bricks and cement .. we live in a basement :P

     
  • At 1:15 PM, Blogger RED QUILT MAKER said…

    I see a large pond that has a family of 2 adult, 1 juvenile and 4 baby Moorhens (Gallinula chloropus) living on it, aka red grouse, though I don't get that since they are black with red feet, combs and beaks. It's so interesting watching the tending, teaching and protecting that goes on.
    Lots of grass, green trees, palm trees, 2 large pots of pink impatiens and lots of little lizards from 3/4 to 4 inches long that chase and eat the bugs that land on the lania screens.
    Some days a few hot workmen doing the building across the pond. BUT!!
    They are such P I G S, I could easily bitch slap each and everyone of them.
    RQM

     
  • At 1:21 PM, Blogger I n g e r said…

    My beloved maple tree--right outside the window--and another dozen or so encircling the house. Our yellow barn with the circle window. Brown, dry grass; dead from summer heat. Sid, the cat, underneath the maple, stomach in the air, napping until the squirrels come out to play.

     
  • At 2:28 PM, Blogger Bent Fabric said…

    Nothing exciting from the living room. An open parking lot peppered with palm trees. Beyond that a relatively quiet street. If my timing is right I'll spot people walking their cute doggies in the lot. Sometimes a roller blader or a cyclist will go by. It's not as bad as it sounds.

    From the bedroom there's a volleyball court, a pond and more palm trees (hey, it's Florida).

     
  • At 4:30 PM, Blogger Sith Snoopy said…

    Sliding glass door in living room:
    The backyard, with fence, dog houses (just their in case they need to hide from the weather: they sleep indoors with us), bushes, grass, big shady tree in neighbors yard that overhangs our fence and creates a very nice shady corner for the dogs (and their poo). The concrete porch. A pair of scuba booties and a wetsuit hanging from the covered porch ceiling, reminding me with the incredible cobwebs growing off them that I badly need to go either surfing or scuba diving.

    Window from master bedroom:
    Same, but w/o clear view of the porch. View of hot tub. View of area where grass ends and dirt begins, reminding us that we need to get that area covered since we aren't ever going to use it to grow vegetables.

    The windows in my husband's and my home office show our lush front lawn. [No dogs tearing it apart], and a big tree in the middle, that's at least 30 feet high. Across the street, various neighbors houses, most in very nice condition, with well-kept front areas. [We live in a quiet, respectable neighborhood... the kind that would make you immediately think "this would be a good, safe place to raise kids". :) ]

     
  • At 4:57 PM, Blogger SassyFemme said…

    Subdivision suburbia. Looking out the front window I see our live oak tree and mountain cedar trees. The grass is still green thanks to spotty rain shower. The geraniums need some water. Across the street I see another house, two story red brick with beige trim. Same story up and down the street. Lots of live oak and mountain cedar trees. Mostly two story houses, all with at least brick fronts, variety of colors and shades; some red, some white, some gray, some off white. Lots of basketball hoops in driveways. Like I said, subdivision suburbia. I love it, it's home.

     
  • At 5:00 PM, Blogger JB said…

    The amazon. Okay, not really. But the hubs hasn't mowed in a long while and we seriously have three foot tall weeds surrounding our front walk way. Other than the weeds and dirt our yard is pretty bare. We live in a new development area in the 'burbs. The five surrounding streets are littered with brand new homes with for sale signs and crappy yards. But beyond our little new 'hood, is the barrio. It's very out of place to tell you the truth. I wish to hell we could move. But this is our first home and we've lived here less than a year, so that's not likely to happen. We couldn't pass up on the $117K deal, though, for a brand new 4 bedroom home.

    Note:
    I'm horribly embarrased by our yard and yes one of the neighbors has said something to me about it.

     
  • At 7:54 PM, Blogger arcane said…

    Let's see. I see grass that is too tall because it is too freakin hot to mow. I see neighbor across the street washing his car while being chased by the other neighblors Chihuauah(sp)

     
  • At 11:29 PM, Blogger 'p' is for profound said…

    red brick townhomes on both sides. sometimes a couple of bratty kids playing in the courtyard.

     
  • At 1:53 AM, Blogger nancy =) said…

    burbs...houses all around me...but some awesome old trees as well...and from my home office window on the 2nd floor i can see into the neighbors yard...they have a built in pool, and it is always tempting me to sneak on over and jump in...and from the other window i can see my own backyard, which is really lookin pretty rockin cuz i spent many many long hours on yard work this summer getting it ready for a better homes and gardens photo shoot that isn't really happening...i rilly love my backyard =)

     
  • At 4:19 AM, Blogger Ace of Spades said…

    Two huge trees incircled by rocks that have beautiful flowers growing in the middle. A volleyball net hanging between both trees and a basketball goal on the driveway. Three cars parked in our driveway(two up front and the one we drive the most in back). Our sons rock play area that my girl made for him. And dried up patches of grass from having no rain for days and days. Then lastly but not least, our black mailbox at the end of the driveway.

     
  • At 9:54 AM, Blogger Zoamber said…

    Green grass and a Bradford pear tree, a very lazy For Sale sign and some pretty great neighbors that I am going to hate to leave!

     
  • At 10:04 AM, Blogger Sublime said…

    The street I live on is mostly all rental houses (which I didn't know when I BOUGHT my house)...lol. Fortunately, most of the neighbors (except for the one to the left of us) keep the houses and yards up pretty well. Our street is a bit narrow with houses lining either side. My front yard has two huge trees in it, one on each side of the walkway. I have also have a flowerbed on each side of my front porch with azalea bushes growing them. My back yard is my favorite, because it is privacy fenced. My son's trampoline is in the farthest back corner of the yard. I have a cement slab next to the garage where the patio set, grill and smoker sit. In front of the garage is more flower beds and our pool (which has been glorious to have the summer with all the heat). My grass has taken on the look of mostly dry straw due to the lack of rain. Oh... and most of my flowers have died or shriveled to nothing. The trees & roses bushes are already beginning to drop leaves too because they are so dry.

     
  • At 10:29 AM, Blogger Robert said…

    Let's see, first thing is the 2 Queen Anne palms that we planted... then prolly just our neighbors across the street, with their croked lamp post, a pair of mini stoned lions and last but not least, the new addition - the 2 giant snails that would light up in the evening! yikes! Charrrrrming eh?

     
  • At 11:33 AM, Blogger sttropezbutler said…

    Much better since I planted 8 Ficus Trees on my terrace. My view has it all, cars, tall buildings, green grass. It isn't really a view at all, which is why I have the ficus trees! Who am I kidding!

    STB

     
  • At 7:08 PM, Blogger R. Snider said…

    Rain, gray sky, and glorious thunder. It's hurricane season here, and the ducks don't mind a bit, I think.

     
  • At 10:48 PM, Blogger Crystal said…

    I am surrounded by magestic mountains, bald eages flying overhead, a few airforce jets shaking my windows, and the occassional crazy moose walking in someone's neatly manicured lawn. Beautiful Alaska, need I say more?

     
  • At 3:53 PM, Blogger Roma Rosa said…

    I'm on the top floor (12th) of a high rise and I can see the skyline of Philadelphia and sunsets.

     
  • At 6:27 PM, Anonymous Phreddd said…

    Lots of trees (apple, spruce, and mock orange), lilac bushes, and perennials running (literally) wild. Lazy landscaping at its finest!

     
  • At 6:28 PM, Blogger annie said…

    redwoods, apple trees, ivy, fuchsias, rhododendrons, huckleberries, ferns....

     
  • At 4:44 AM, Anonymous DAC said…

    There's a pool with palm trees and lawn surrounding it. There's also a cement seating area with a couple outdoor grills and chairs and a table with an attached parasol. To the right you can see the car port.

    Think Melrose Place meets Motel 6.

     
  • At 7:47 PM, Blogger Chox said…

    When I turn around in my chair, I can see the top of the Transamerica Pyramid poking over the roofline of the building next door.

     
  • At 9:16 PM, Anonymous Ron (Out There) said…

    I live in the penthouse of a condo on the slopes of an extinct volcano (Punchbowl) overlooking the city of Honolulu. From my lanai (balcony) I see Diamond Head, Waikiki Beach, the Yacht Club, the Pacific Ocean and a lot of blue sky.

     
  • At 3:20 PM, Blogger sdk said…

    There's a few trees, several houses, I can see Family Dollar from here, Burger King from here, the Gas Station from here...

    But if you look out the window from my puter, there's a huge fence line of bushes and trees...so it sorta looks like we live in the country. Just depends on which window you look out of.

     
  • At 12:47 AM, Blogger ms √©nigme said…

    the most beautiful park in the world. quiet too - most of the time, i.e when the bike joyriders are asleep or in school.

     

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