Retired and Looking Out My Window!
by Wendy, www.retirement-online.com
Trees, Trees, and More Trees!
Would you share what YOU see when looking out your home window?
Hey -- I sit and "work" on Retirement-Online in a brown leather loveseat recliner positioned directly across from a big picture window in my den. This morning I have hot tea with honey sitting on the table next to me, a few notebooks and pens, phone, and my laptop rests on the recliner arm. I sit and do all my work here while enjoying my view.
There are two bird feeders hanging on a stand outside the window. One holds finch food and the beautiful yellow finches are plentiful... sometimes 6-8 at a time are feeding there! The other is oddly shaped with two cutouts where the seed would be surrounding the "hole" in the feeder. Last week, a small red squirrel was lying on his back in there, surrounded by glorious seed, and stretching his neck a bit to get seed from above then lying back to eat it,... what a life!
Years ago, we had only brown squirrels, I commented once that there were black and gray squirrels in the neighborhoods by work. Suddenly, they moved here the following year, and no, we really didn't bring any here. I was so thrilled! So we have black, brown, gray and small red squirrels. Now I know most people say they are pests, but we love watching them! Mia loves to play sneak and move oh-so-slowly through the grass to chase them!
Birds are the main attraction: we have many from red red cardinals, to blue jays, yellow finches, red-breasted robins, doves, and ducks that fly in early evening looking for the corn Terry leaves for them. THere is a creek on the left side of our one-acre property and the ducks live there! We also have predatory turkey vultures and hawks back there and have to be out with Mia because of them.
We've had a few occasional deer over the years and a family of foxes. The first time I saw the fox, I told Terry I saw a Red Fox. I had never seen one in person (perhaps at a zoo) but the red busy tail with the white tip was a dead giveaway! So beautiful! There are maybe 5-6 babies back there with the parents right now. We see them some evenings, as they play, rolling around like pups in the grass.
Now the biggest feature of my view: GREEN everywhere (especially in the spring season). Green Grass, Green Trees, Abundantly Green Everywhere... a sign of God's Great Earth! Woot!
Would you share what YOU see when looking out your home window? Please describe what you see today. Take us there!
Is it the brick wall of the home next door?
A bird house?
People in a busy city below?