Monday, July 7, 2008

Through My Window

The holiday weekend is over. The new week has begun. Our skies are a bit cloudy and our neighborhood is quiet once again. Cleaning and puttering and fluffing continues in preparation for the arrival of out-of-state family. It's good to tackle some of the jobs that needed to be done no matter what the reason.

I'm enjoying the Black-Eyed Susan Vine (Thunbergia) just outside my kitchen window. For the past few summers I've planted one in a big yellow pot beside my front door where it climbed on a wonderful pyramid of black wrought iron. I'm enjoying the change this year. 'Susan' seems to be happier than ever in this spot. I think she likes the morning sun and the afternoon shade. She requires very little maintenance but gives a lot of pleasure. From inside. Or outside. She will be here until the fall frost begins. Until then she will add a touch of sunshine to each day. Especially on days like today. To rephrase an old John Denver song,
Sunshine through my window makes me happy,
Sunshine through my window makes me cry,
Sunshine through my window looks so lovely,
Sunshine through my window makes me high.

Song: 'Sunshine On My Shoulder'
Written by John Denver


  1. Hi. Nice to meet you. I am a first time visitor. Your blog is lovely. I am partial to John Denver songs. :) And your flowers are blooming so nicely. I'm afraid I don't do well with flowers inside the house. My garden outside is fairing well. We just bought a new puppy and I'm afraid all my attention has been on her as of late.

    Have a lovely day!


  2. Thanks for stopping by! Maybe Silverton next year, but I bet you had a wonderful day with your family. Your window and hanging basket is beautiful! Takce good care, M.

  3. What a pretty view outside your window! I hope you had a wonderful weekend:>)

  4. Hi Adrienne! What a beautiful post today! I love your gorgeous flower and your view is wonderful! I have the pleasure of looking out my kitchen window at the brick side of my neighbors house! Isn't that lovely!? Be sure you come to my tea party tomorrow.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  5. How pretty!! That would make me happy everyday...!! I LOVE John Denver!!

  6. How I liked looking out through your window. Thank you for your lovely comments and yes what fun it would be to see your part of the world with you.
    I have to say that probably my flights across the pond are over though.

  7. Hi Adrienne
    Glad to be back and catching up on my friends. That plant is so cheerful and you have a perfect plce to hang it where it is so easily seen!
    Hugs, Rhondi

  8. What a lovely view through your window...I love it! I hope you have a great week!

  9. That is a lovely hanging basket, Adrienne. I believe I used to have one of those plants long ago.

  10. I hadn't thought about John Denver in a while - I do miss his music. Love the flowers! Blessings, marlene

  11. Thank you so much for coming to my tea party, Adreienne, and I hope you enjoyed yourself!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  12. I love that vine... I tried to get it to grow in my garden... didn't work... they are so pretty and I love orange!

  13. That would make me happy, too. We all need something pretty to look at through our window.

  14. What a beautiful view through your kitchen window, and the plant is just gorgeous! What a lovely way to start your day seeing all this!


    P.S. - I want to hear the pansy story!

  15. I don't think I've ever heard of a Black Eyed Susan Vine. I have Black Eyed Susans, but not in a vine form. It looks lovely! I'll need to check it out.



  16. I tried to post on your "painting" post but blogger was being a pest. I really enjoyed the story and the painting. What a sweet memory!

    Thanks for sharing,

  17. Adrienne, your black-eyed susans are beautiful. They compliment your blue in the window so well. I feel like I'm looking at a magazine.



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