Friday, January 20, 2012

Kitchen View

I love my kitchen.  Before we did this renovation there was only solid wall here.  Now we look out to the ravine every day and usually see birds and squirrels, or the occasional raccoon or coyote.
Even when no animals are about, the evergreens are lovely, to me.
The view has been a little different lately, but just as nice. 
(Click to enlarge)

Remember the 'I Spy' books? I could write one of my own here, based on counter top clutter:
I spy some onions, a blender, a cup, a cutting board, cookbook, a towel hanging up.
A mixer, a some lemons, a sugar bowl too, a poinsettia, and plenty to do!

Some butter, and syrup, a small pepper mill, a shiny round teapot that's steeping here still.
Some hand soap, and look at that tiny pink square, my ipod, the 'nano' provides music there. 

Up above are some bird houses, beer steins, a bowl, a rooster and hen, must I fill every hole?
I'm almost done naming; don't go away yet, the corner displays mom's old canister set.
Enough clutter-rhyming for now. I could go on and on....
The rain has started.  The view will be different tomorrow.


DJan said...

Oooo. Pretty! Looks a lot like it was around here, too. And the rain has started here and melted most of the white stuff on the streets. Better, and we missed the freezing rain they got down south of us.

Love your view. I could whip up some fun things in that nifty kitchen. :-)

Jacqueline Korteland Boller said...

Beautiful view!!

Christine said...

Wow Kathryn, that view is incredible!

Deborah said...

One of the many things I love about Kath is that you are so relaxed. I would have felt compelled to tidy up my own cluttered kitchen before taking any such picture, by which time the snow would have melted.

Friko said...

Lovely view, who'd want to spend time clearing up first? That would be silly.

Kathryn said...

I'm a realist. This is my kitchen, clutter and all.
Those who know me accept it, and those who don't, well, now you know more about me. Grin.

Von said...

My kitchen is usually cluttered too. It's life and I just try to control as much as I can, but it's not much, lol!

I love your kitchen, Kathryn. You really did the right thing in opening it up for the view and the light!! So much more pleasant to prepare meals, and thus, create more clutter. :D

Kathryn said...

Thanks Von! The extra light, space and view do make me enjoy being there more. That translates into more cooking, and more mess!
Tonight it's Asian Lettuce Wraps.

Susan Drummond said...

LOL! I have to say that my kitchen is exactly the same way...without the pretty reno and without that gorgeous bank of windows! I was supposed to have something similar, but it got put temporarily/permanently on hold.

I had to laugh at Deb's comment, too. I've been known to take pics of something and later think "Why didn't I straighten up???" Clutter is my worst enemy and yet it is always with me, surrounding me, until I scream "Uncle!!!"

Annie said...

What a beautiful view to look out at while you're in the kitchen. I would love to have all those windows.

And the uppers with the lights look so fantastic, I want to add that to my wish list.

Annie said...


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Pearl said...

Oh, I absolutely LOVE your kitchen! With a view like that, how can you help but be inspired?

Or, at the very least, be distracted from the dishes. :-)

Greetings from Minneapolis!


Nancy said...

That view is absolutely stunning. I love windows in the kitchen!