The View From Your Window*


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The view from Bri Henderson's window, just north of San Antonio, Texas. She writes: "I positioned my reading desk so that I can gaze out into the woods while working and always make sure that there are at least a few objects of interest on it that draw my eye and refresh me.  The rose, snipped from the garden, is an antique variety named Emily."

* 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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Three wonderfully atmospheric window views from photographer Carol Amos, who lives here in my village in Devon. (Her husband Todd sent in the window view from a film set in Utah on Wednesday.)

"The first photo," she says, "is an Impressionist view of Meldon Hill from our kitchen window. The second photo is a Realist view."


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Below: "Lucifer's leg from the round kitchen window." ("Lucifer Falling" is a sculpture by Toby Froud that hangs from the kitchen rafters.)


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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: The view from the window of photographer Stu Jenks in Tucson, Arizona. "This shot was taken from my little balcony at my apartment in The Catalina Foothills," Stu says. "I work on my photos on a desktop in the living room, and I record music at my studio in Downtown Tucson, but I write on my laptop, sitting on my Civil War bed in the early afternoon, using an old folded wool blanket as the pedestal for my Apple. And I can see this view through the screen door as I type. Not a bad place to write at all. Not at all. And for those of you not from the Sonoran Desert, that's a Saguaro cactus and a Palo Verde tree on the right, an Ocotillo on the left and a Mourning Dove resting in the Ocotillo. A lovely sunset today as well."

Below: The view from Michelle Simkins' window in western Oregon. She writes: "This is the view through our patio door, when sitting at the kitchen table. In our Oregon valley we get a lot of fog, and I love to write at the dining room table on foggy mornings so I can look out at the foggy trees and hill.


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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: Two photos sent in by Cathy Francis, of The Flying Dragon Bookshop in Toronto, Canada. She writes: "Last year I moved to this neighborhood when we sold our family home in Toronto. (People ask me if I miss it and I really only miss the magnolia tree.) It was a wonderful place to raise our children but after they left home we decided to build a timber frame up near Algonquin Park. That is now what we call 'home' and where the family gathers. We down-sized to a Art Deco complex that I have loved since childhood. Now the 'view from my window' looks out on one of four courtyards that are grouped around a large central courtyard, where there is a grove of ash and linden trees. I love walking the dog in the evenings along the paths lined with cedar hedges and in the morning walking to the bookshop under the gnarly branches of the weeping elms and mulberries."

Next, we have three photos sent in by C. Merry  on the Lower East Side of Manhattan (New York City):


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Above: "This is looking toward the Williamsburg Bridge," says Christian; "it crosses right behind the big red building."

Below: "We have a resident squirrel who has built a nest in an old metal table on our balcony. (That's Patches lounging in the corner there.)  The balcony is right in the trees so in the summer it's like being in a our own little city treehouse."


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The photos below come from Carrie Osborne in Somerset, England:


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Carrie writes: "My daughters opened their curtains this morning to find a daring visitor perched precariously on the window sill! He's quite a long way up and watching the swallows nesting in the eaves and the goldfinches in the garden....In the evening this window is filled top to bottom with all the changing colours of westward twilight, soft with owl calls; and with the fleet flickerings of bat wings in summer."

People have asked me if they can send their photos in over the weekend, so I'm extending the deadline until Sunday evening. I should have made it clear that I'm looking for pictures of what's out your window right now (I believe all the photos here have been taken this week), but I'm going to make an exception for the wonderful photos below, shot in January and sent in by Luciana Lhullier. She writes: "I live in Southern Brazil, and I took those photos from my city apartment window on January 29th, a Friday, the night the Moon was at the closest distance from the Earth. In Portuguese we call that ''perigeu' . I believe in English it is called 'wolf moon'. Is that right?"
Yes, indeed!


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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 was sent in by William Todd-Jones, who lives in my Devon village but is currently working on a film set on Lake Powell in Utah. Todd writes:

The view from my window is one of borrowed beauty.

Eons old, compressed in grain... forced back to light, by flexing crust,
Navaho Sandstone, shaped by wind and rain, frozen, baked... from dust, to dust.

Ancient dunes by nature hewn, show ossified memory in vermillion cliffs.
Time, action and waters ruin, leaves expansive monoliths.

But for a moment, in desert land, the cycle of form and collapse is slowed.
Hominids learnt to mix lime with sand, waters passage held mid flow.

And from my window with subjective eyes, a transient beauty catches breath.
Retina interprets reflected lines, beauty borrowed before dark & death.


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Above: a hauntingly lovely photograph from Kel Flowers in Australia. "This was taken out of my lounge room window," Kel writes. "It's raining, misty and cold - I love Autumn! I live in a wee tiny mountain town in Tasmania."

If you'd like your view to be posted here this week, send in a photo by this Friday (May 14th) via the Endicott Studio's email address: endicottstudio [at] yahoo.com. Please include a brief description. All views are welcome!

* 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.