16.4.11

GREAT WINDOWSILLS I HAVE KNOWN

Great Windowsills I Have Known

Great Windowsills I Have Known

Great Windowsills I Have Known

I really, really love me a good windowsill. Probably because I love staring out windows so much. The view from moving vehicles is by far the best--I'm always desperate for the window seat when booking travel on trains or planes or buses. Back when I lived in Santa Cruz, I used to take the Greyhound up to Mt. Vernon, WA on my way home to visit. It's a good 20-22 hour trip, and I definitely met my share of freaks, recently released felons, and pervy old men with Popov vodka on their breath. But as soon as that big hunk of metal would lumber out of a station and start barreling down the road, between green rice paddies or through endless stretches of nondescript highway nothingness, I'd be in absolute heaven.

Someday, obviously, I will live in a home with enormous windowseats that will allow me to sit, read, ponder life, and take cat naps all while breaking frequently to peer out onto the world in comfort. Dagmar's Pa pretty much had it figured out when he included a huge wrap-around sofa bench all along the windows in the livingroom of the house he built. For Julia and I, our modest sills are only able accommodate plants and candles and various flotsam, below which lurks the requisite ancient radiator--tragically, only wide enough to accommodate approximately 5/8 of the average human posterior.

16 comments:

Polley said...

I love a good window too! These look especially cozy with the plant pots and all :) I surely hope you get your dream window sooner rather than later so you can take pretty pictures of it (so I can lurk our your window!).

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

I love window sills too! I love to see the world from another person's perspective. I also love that time of evening when people have their lights on inside but haven't pulled the shades yet. It's like little glimpses into their apartment/lives. I'm not a peeping tom I swear. :D
XOXO

thousandflower said...

I especially like upstairs windows. I like being able to look down.

Jo said...

Gosh, I know the feeling! I love curling up with a book on a good windowsill! Wonderful!

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Tristana said...

J'aime les photos... beaucoup...

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Phara said...

I love it too, can stare out of windows for hours. Watching birds make a nest or see cats discover all the gardens. Busy street watching is also a lot of FUN.
Great post!
X

Sewon said...

Aw, your windowsill is wonderful with all the little potted plants and mugs! I hope I can live in a house with big windows and a cozy window seat, too.

Alexandra said...

Dreamy photographs! I too am fond of a good window sill!

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KK said...

I know the feeling! I always promise myself to focus on reading during the travel, but I end up staring out the window.

Ringo, have a banana! said...

KK I have the same problem haha!

thousandflower said...

Remember all those miles driving around England looking out the windows.

CoCoon said...

I can sit and look out windows for hours.. I read in a chinese astrology book that it's a characteristic associated with those born in the year of the monkey, which I am.
Either way, I hear ya on this lovely pass time.

Blonde hair, Blue jeans said...

cool!

anabela / fieldguided said...

Oooh yes, I do love a good windowsill. Mine looks out to backyards and also to an abandoned apartment block. Charming! But maybe we are secretly cats.

kelsey louise sykes said...

perfect.

Meg said...

amazing