The view out my studio window . . .

Rainbow over Meldon Hill

...on a chilly, rainy, blustery spring day here in the hills of Devon.

"If you take myth and folklore, and these things that speak in symbols, they can be interpreted in so many ways that although the actual image is clear enough, the interpretation is infinitely blurred, a sort of enormous rainbow of every possible colour you could imagine."  - Diana Wynne Jones


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The picture above comes from Alan Lee, who usually lives down the street from us here in Devon, but who is currently in New Zealand working on the filming of The Hobbit.  Alan writes: " So this is where I happen to be; the view on tuesday morning before setting off for a day's work in Wellington, New Zealand."

The original "View From Your Window" series was created by blogger Andrew Sullivan. Please check out the "View From Your Window" photos he posts on his Atlantic Monthly blog, which are sent in by readers from all around the world.


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Above and below: the views from Ellen Kushner's windows in New York City. Ellen says: "The first picture is actually the photo from our (Delia Sherman's & my) livingroom, where I have gone to spread out to edit the new Bordertown anthology, as my study had gotten to the 'so cluttered I can't even think in here' stage.  The view from my study, in the next room, is pretty much the same, though, minus the fairy.  He may seem a bit twee, but remember that we live in Manhattan - and in a neighborhood full of kids; so maybe one or two of the multitude who are walked to and from school by various caretakers have looked up and seen the profile against our curtains at night, and wondered....  The stained glass was a wedding present from our amazing friend, the Boston glass artist Alice Johnson.

"We really do live in the concrete heart of NYC;  I feel incredibly lucky to have the trees of Riverside Park out my window.  In summer, it's a thick wall of green - but in winter,  the bare trees reveal layer after layer of city landscape - on a clear day, all the way across the Hudson River to New Jersey."

The second picture is the view from Ellen's study window, taken during the snow storms of this past winter.

Ellen Kushner 2 The original "View From Your Window" series was created by blogger Andrew Sullivan. Please check out the "View From Your Window" photos he posts on his Atlantic Monthly blog, which are sent in by readers from all around the world.


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Above and below: The view from my husband Howard's office/music-room window, which is in an alpine cabin in our back yard, up against the woods. That's Tilly, of course, on the little balcony in front of the window. Dartmoor is in the distance (beyond the green hills and trees), crowned with the granite peak of Kestor -- near which there are Bronze Age ruins.

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* The original "View From Your Window" series was created by blogger Andrew Sullivan. Please check out the "View From Your Window" photos he posts on his Atlantic Monthly blog, which are sent in by readers from all around the world.


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Above: A photograph from John Bridges, one of the good people behind the Mythic Imagination Institute in Atlanta. "It's a view of the backyard from my kitchen breakfast nook in Stone Mountain, Georgia," John writes. "Stone Mountain is a part of the Atlanta Metro Area, and I live about a mile as the crow flies from the actual giant piece of exposed granite that gives the area, and the park that contains it, its name. My dog Django was napping when I took this, otherwise he probably could be seen out in 'his' yard, patrolling for squirrels or being surprised by the occasional deer that visit the neighbor's yard in the early morning. You can glimpse a string of faded Tibetan prayer flags strung between a couple of branches towards the back of the yard. To the right is my favorite room in the house: the enclosed porch. Its a great place to sit and read or sketch on a breezy evening, though we're already starting to feel the end of spring here and the start of a steamy Atlanta summer."

* The original "View From Your Window" series was created by blogger Andrew Sullivan. Please check out the "View From Your Window" photos he posts on his Atlantic Monthly blog, which are sent in by readers from all around the world.


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Above: A window view from artist & musician Oliver Hunter in Melbourne, Australia. He writes: "I hate to have left this so late but the schedule and the lengthening nights (my south-facing window is usually shrouded by gloom at this time of year) have left me few windows of opportunity, excuse the pun. But this morning was gloriously sunny for about 5 minutes, long enough for me to snap you this."

* The original "View From Your Window" series was created by blogger Andrew Sullivan. Please check out the "View From Your Window" photos he posts on his Atlantic Monthly blog, which are sent in by readers from all around the world.


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Karen Shaffer has sent in a clever series of window views of various kinds, taken during her trip to Los Angeles past this week:

First, the window view from the airplane:

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Next, the view from her car window:

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A window view of the Hollywood Hills:

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Looking out the window straight down on Sunset Boulevard:

View straight down onto sunset blvd 

Full moon over LA through a hotel window:

Full moon view of LA from hotel window

And (my favorite), an etched hotel window, with city lights beyond:

LA hotel window etching & nightscene


Next, we have a series of window views from Karen's home -- a farmhouse in rural Virginia shared with her husband, Charles Vess, and an assortment of animals:

Prudence's view through the bay window:

Prudence's view from bay window

Two views from the patio windows:

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The view out the kitchen window (with Kaylee napping):

Kitchen window view of another napping spot for Kaylee

The view through the etched windows of the Little Studio
(yet another napping spot for Kaylee):

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The view from an upstairs window:

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* The original "View From Your Window" series was created by blogger Andrew Sullivan. Please check out the "View From Your Window" photos he posts on his Atlantic Monthly blog, which are sent in by readers from all around the world.


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The view from Freyalyn Close-Hainsworth's window this morning, in northern England.  "You'd think we were in the middle of the Yorkshire countryside," she says. "In fact there's a whopping, noisy main road just below the view, between out flat and the field, and we're just between Leeds and Bradford, but there are fields with horses in just beyond, and there Buck Woods and the Aire river and the Leeds-Liverpool Canal up towards the hills.  And the sun is shining...."

 * The original "View From Your Window" series was created by blogger Andrew Sullivan. Please check out the "View From Your Window" photos he posts on his Atlantic Monthly blog, which are sent in by readers from all around the world.


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Above: Two photographs from Rossitsa, a puppet theatre director in Bulgaria. The first shows her current view, the second shows how that same view looked during the past winter. She says: "The window looks at the church St. George, the patron saint of my town Rousse in Bulgaria. It's always exciting and inspiring to watch through it how the seasons change. It's so beautiful...and calming!"

Rossitsa's recent puppet show "Rapunzel," inspired by the oldest versions of the story, has just won has the Best Performance Award and the Children's Jury Award at Lutfest, the International Puppet Festival in Sarajevo, Bosnja and Herzegovina. Congratulations!

Below: A Los Angeles window view from artist & writer James Graham, who is recuperating from a motorcycle accident. James says: " The view from my home studio window is boringly bucolic. I really can't believe I live here. This is the first time I have lived in a house and not a warehouse since leaving the Brooklyn hippy slum I grew up in thirty one years ago. I still feel like a trespasser in the middle class. I have sure as hell appreciated this view all winter, stuck in a wheel chair looking out of the window. It was this sunny even as the rest of the world was buried in snow!"


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* The original "View From Your Window" series was created by blogger Andrew Sullivan. Please check out the "View From Your Window" photos he posts on his Atlantic Monthly blog, which are sent in by readers from all around the world.


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The photo above is from Delia Sherman, who writes: "I'm in upstate New York, finishing up my novel Freedom Maze at a friend's house. It's lovely, quiet, and peaceful, far from the madding crowd."

Below: two window views from Holly Black in western Massachusetts.

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* The original "View From Your Window" series was created by blogger Andrew Sullivan. Please check out the "View From Your Window" photos he posts on his Atlantic Monthly blog, which are sent in by readers from all around the world.