Close by, apple trees in the garden, other houses in the town, the bus station, part of the railway track and scaffolding, because there is some work being done on the chimney. In the further distance, the side of the hill and some trees. It's overcast here but dry.
Mine is of the lake in front of the house. We have our cages of fish (tilapia) in a circle around an aerator. The lake edge has tall reeds (cattails). Just behind it I can see my neighbor's homes. Their hammocks hanging between their trees. To the left is a wooded area that backs up to the dunes. To the right, mature coconut palms that are swaying in the wind.
My view from our back window is of our yard with a small mixed woodlot in the distance. It is a gloomy day and most of the leaves have already fallen. It was much prettier a few days ago when the sun was shining and the trees were in full color. The view from our camp is much nicer, but it is closed for the winter.
A squirrel drinking from a birdbath. Grass, fallen leaves and needles. Pines, dogwoods, oaks, a birch and a magnolia. Azaleas and hedges. A picket fence. An outbuilding. Rosemary, sage, oregano, sweet bay, lavender. A flicker, a redbird, a blue jay, several robins. A gray sky threatening rain.
Sitting at my kitchen table.................pecan trees, grape vines,a bird bath, bird feeders and birds. Most are preparing to migrate southward, but I can recoginze a few, that I have fed over the last 2 winters. I will feed them again this year. I will also make the lint from my dryer, the hair from my brush and comb, tidbits of paper........available to them, for them to use in their coming spring time nests.
The sad view from my window cannot compete with what I've read before, but it is my view and I'm happy to be able to view it from the security of my own home: it's a narrow paved street with bland blocks of flats on the opposite side and a few two-storey homes on my side. Along the street are small scattered flowering trees where once there were majestic poplar trees and cars whoosh by every so often. It's a cool autumn day but the hot sun does not seem to relinguish summer.
We have a golf course on both sides of our house - the first round in next to our back yard and the 4th round is towards the front. And we have a lot of trees in the back yard area and a few in the front. And deer are always around our house - we had three in our back yard a couple days ago - and turkey show up too. All and all - I like it here - we are in eastern Nebraska a short distance to the Missouri River.