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Saturday, October 6, 2012

"Look Through Any Window!" ~ A Sharing Event!

Our little Scooter * November 1, 2009
Here's our little grandson, Scootie, at his window just a few days after his first birthday.  He wasn't walking real good yet, but, he would make his way over to this window, and, play, and gaze for hours.  He made it his 'space'.  On this day, he was looking out for his 'pawpaw', who was outside mowing, and, he couldn't believe that 'pawpaw' was just on the other side without him.  


Hello dearest friends...I am so thrilled that you were able to come by today for my 'sharing affair'.  I am a window lover, as most people are.  Windows are at our disposal day out, and, there's nothing more enjoyable than a window to dream by, to wish by, to sing by.  A window can bring peace, beauty, and happiness into your life...even while you're washing dishes!

With the coming of the internet and social media, we are doing a lot more sharing with each other than we  could in the past.  I mean, photo sharing, joke sharing, arts and crafts, and goodness!  We're just a keyboard away from hellos all across the states, to London, Australia and all over the world!   

So, what do we know about sharing? 

1)  To divide and parcel out in shares.
2)  To have a share or part
3)  To allow someone to use or enjoy something that one possesses
4)  The act of giving generously in an effort to relate to others
5)  To use or enjoy something jointly, or in turns.

We're here today to share some of the windows that enlighten our lives with the plants, flowers, and fun baubles and items that reflect our personalities.  And, who knows, we can pick up new ideas from each other for times that we may want to change up our window dressing!

I am so pleased and excited to have received photos from you all.  And, such great photos!  See?  We are all so individually talented and creative-we deserve to be out there!

Without further adieu, I present 'Our Windows'!

ForestWalk Dreams
  From Laura at

Diane's 'Darlings'
From Thisisme (Diane) at

Shady's 'Sun Seeking' Specimens
 from  'Shady Del Knight' (Tom) at

Cindy's 'Apple Sundae'
from Cindy Rogers * Hurst, Texas

from This N That (Susan)

Nancy's Arts and Crafts
from Nancy McCarroll at

Nana's Succulents
from 'My Mom' * Alma Jones * Kansas City, Missouri

'Peachy' Zinnias
from Susan at

Now, who the heck is this?  'SHOW-OFF!'

Anybody got Scissors? LOL!
 Susan's Window  at

Aren't the windows all wonderful?..I love them!   I want to thank you all for being such great sports, taking the time to come by, and to send your fun-loving photos for sharing.  I was really excited as I put it all together.  I appreciate all of you, and, welcome you anytime.  I believe we all have favorite trinkets and plants that bring us much joy...just to gaze at them, and, care for them, knowing that we created that pleasing sight.  And, what brings more joy to our lives than to watch a cool rain through a window, or large flakes of snow, softly falling...and early spring blooms, waking up after a long winter's nap?   And, how about the birds and squirrels that visit our backyards? Do they know we're watching through our windows?  Yes, I believe so-after all, we leave fresh water, and delightful treats for them don't we?

*Sounds like I'm ready for cool weather, doesn't it? *

I would like to thank my friend and co-worker Cindy, who inspired me to do this post, by sharing her window photo with me earlier in the summer.

And Thanks To:

"Look through any window yeah, what do you see?
Smiling faces all around,
Rushing through their busy towns."
~from The Hollies, 1966

See safe!


  1. Hi, Susan! Congratulations on the success of your window sharing event! This was a terrific idea on your part and I'm so glad to see you got a great response. I love seeing Thisisme's window display along with those of all your other blog friends who participated. Your window was a delight and it was nice to see what Scootie looked like in 2009. I have always found comfort in gazing out a window be it a sunny day or a rainy one. Thanks so much, dear Susan, and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  2. Hey Shady! Thank you for your participation in this event. It's funny...Thisisme has been wondering what you would send. I didn't tell her, lol! You do have the greatest selection and variety of cactus I've ever seen in one room, and, they are marvelous! Love them in front of that grand window. Cheers to you and your succulents Shady, and, thank you so much. Scootie, too, loves to gaze out of the windows. He puts a little stool down, sets his drinking cup on the ledge and rolls a little car on it while he looks out. He will turn 4 yrs right before Halloween. Darn...they grow too fast. Have a wonderful weekend Shady, see you soon!♫

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  4. Hi Suzanne,
    All the windows were beautiful, "unique" each one, unfortunately, I don't
    have a large window ledge, I brought the best ones in last night, and the rest of them this morning. Take them all down to the basement and try not to water them too much!
    I loved Diane's Darlings, the Peachy Zinnias, Forest Walk dreams took some imagination, Shady Sun Dreams, I once had a dream of owning that many cactus, but they don't survive down in the basement, they need sun.
    So, it would be hard to pick any one of them as a first!
    Will have to get Leta to look at it tomorrow whenever she gets here.
    Love, Mums

    1. Hi Mom, They were all great weren't they? Shady does have a lot of cactus, a special treat! And, they were all unique. Shows we all have creative imaginations-and, I'm glad we put them to use. Thanks for your contribution, your succulents are so healthy. I'm glad you enjoyed this. Talk to you soon.
      Love, Suzanne

  5. Hi Suzanne! I love all the different and creative windows. Sure gives me some new ideas. And what a great response from everyone. Your stories are so much fun to read. You put so much thought and effort into each story. Thank you for sharing. Enjoy your weekend! Cindy

    1. Hi Cindy! I'm so excited you popped over to see the windows! They were all great weren't they? I'm glad you enjoyed the post...thank you for your compliments, and, your inspiration for this post. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I guess, since I'm off work Monday, I will see you on Tuesday, Hugs to you!♥

  6. That was such a fun post, Susan! The idea of sharing was such a creative idea. I really enjoyed looking at the sill and window shots and will try to visit all your friends' blogs. Too fun!

    1. Nancy, hello! I'm glad you enjoyed the sharing post. And, I thank you so much for adding your wonderful window and painting to this event. I was really excited about this and appreciate everyone's willingness to participate. Again, thank you so much for your window and painting. Have a wonderful week!♥

  7. this was a FUN post...glad you got all those was nice to see all the different 'sills'....having a peek through everyone's window! ha. well, looking OUT their window....through their eyes. nice! i especially like Shady's cactus's!!! wow!!

    really excellent 'sharing' post susan!!

    1. Hi Laura, yes it was fun, and Shady really has a bunch of cacti! His display is amazing! Thank you so much for sending your cool window with the rain coming down. What an effect to go with your 'forestwalk dreams' name!

      Thanks for coming by to see my show and tell and for your great compliments-it means a lot! I'll have to do something like this again! See you soon!♥

  8. Eeeek and double Eeeek!!! I am SO sorry Susan. This post just didn't show up on my blog roll. It was only down to an e mail that I received from our dear friend Tom over at The Shady Dell that I was aware it was here! What a wonderful response you had, with all those different window displays. It was really lovely to see them all, and well done you for organizing it all. I love that one of little Scooter when he was younger gazing out at his paw paw! Also loved the one of you at the end - what a super smiley photo of you! You=re right --I really was wondering what Shady would come up with.What a great display of succulents he has there! Thanks to Tom for pointing me in the right direction, and, once again, I'm so sorry I'm late with my comment. Take care.

  9. Hi Thisisme! I am glad to see you, but, no worries,you've been busy with the Beatles, and Mr. Bond, and, I enjoyed your post! A fun time of life! Yes, all of the windows were wonderful...Shady just couldn't wait to see your window, and didn't he have a great show of succulents? The photo of little Scooter is one of our favorites, I thought he might appreciate being a part of the window share! I'll show him the post next time he comes for a visit.

    Thank you so much for being a part of my window sharing post! And, thank you for your kind compliments.
    *** P.S. Thank you Shady for guiding Thisisme to our 'Window Wonderland'!

  10. Hello Susan! Wow, I truly love this beautiful and thoughtful post. Thank you for bringing us all together in this way.
    It's so true what you write about us and our windows - yes, we spend a lot of time looking through them... ha ha, especially while doing dishes!
    I loved seeing everyone's special window and, your beautiful smiling face through yours is just the perfect picture :D)
    Sorry I'm late getting here, but, I'll always show up!
    Thank you again Susan for such a happy post. Cheers to you and I hope you get some cooler weather real soon :D)xx

    1. Hi Susan! So good to see you anytime! All of the windows are are really great. Thank you for your compliment on my final window...I wanted to do something different to end the post! And, thank you so much for your lovely window and, my favorite 'froggie'! He's so imaginative and handsome! Hope you're doing well, and doing some painting. Again, thank you for your photo and good humor! See you soon.♥

  11. Ola querida amiga,achei sensacional tua idéia de postar sobre janelas,nunca havia pensado sequer á este respeito..Lindas todas elas.Vou dar mais enfase ás minhas e procurar tirar o maior proveito possível das paisagens que vejo aqui do meu apt.Moro no 15 andar de um edifício que fica na parte mais alta da cidade,e realmente a vista é muito bonita,mas nunca dei a importância que deveria.Desde agora vou olhar através de minhas janelas e apreciar melhor seus encantamentos.Obrigado querida Susan por"abrir meus olhos". Uma boa -noite e meu muito grande abraço.SU

    1. Hi Suzane! I'm so glad you came over to see my window sharing post. I was excited to have my blog friends send photos of their windows, and hoped that you would be able to send one of yours too. If you have a photo of your beautiful view from a window, I would be excited to feature it on my next post. We're all proud of our windows, even if the views aren't the best. Thank you for stopping by, I love hearing from you! Hugs to you!♥

  12. Hey that last picture is scary.... is she really doing it?

    1. Hi Haddock. I believe she really is, but, it's possible the window ledge is not very high above ground as it appears to be. Thank you for stopping by.

  13. Ola querida amiga,Fico muito feliz com tuas visitas e comentários.Não sou muito boa para tirar fotografias,mas vou pedir para meu sobrinho tirar algumas fotos aqui de minhas janelas e terei o maior prazer em enviar-te.Tenhas um ótimo fim de semana e deixo aqui meu abraço com muito carinho.SU.

    1. Hi Suzane, It's so good to hear from you again. I can't wait to see a photo of the view from your window, and, will feature it on my blog whenever you send it. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend full of song, you are so talented! See you soon!♥


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