Monday, September 8, 2008

Window to the world

Cielo at the House of Roses is hosting a blogging event. Here is one of my favorite windows in my home. I don't have any window treatments on these French doors in the dining area that lead out to the porch because I don't want anything to block our view. I love being able to see the outside from the doors, while enjoying the porch view too.
I really love the wooded area behind our home. We have just a few feet of a back yard before the woods area begins. It is not uncommon to see wildlife in the woods from the French doors and the porch. Often, I have stood very quietly and watched deer, rabbits, squirrels and of course birds from the porch and the French doors. These next two views are from within the porch....looking out the screened windows.

This past spring I planted these large elephant ears right outside the porch. They will have to be dug up next spring since they have grown almost to the top of the porch and are blocking my view!

All the pictures are edited with the Fresco effect from Photobucket. Hope you've enjoyed my favorite window to the world. Please visit The House of Roses for other favorite windows!
I hope to stop by your blog and see yours.
Have a great day,


Dawn said...

I have wanted french doors for a while now, but they don't seem to fit into our style of house. The view you have is wonderful! We have conservation area behind our house. I like seeing the bits of nature that I have seen. I understand your feelings :)

I love the fresco effect of your pictures.

take care,

Darlene said...

I LOVE your french doors. I want some too but we can't decide if we could do the "project" ourselves. Yours are beautiful and I too love looking outside and seeing all the critters. Yesterday we had the sprinkler on all morning, and we had a robin-fest...there were just tons of robins in the sprinkler hopping around and finding grubs or worms or whatever to eat. Your elephant ears are HUGE and pretty.

I'm still on cloud from the win.....

Brown-Eyes said...

Hi Diane...What excellent pictures of your views...the fresco effect makes them look like for framing for sure.. ;-) Bo

Virginia said...

What a lovely view you have, I wish a had french doors, always like them. And the fresco effect you gave your pictures makes them look like paintings. Very nice.
Blessings, Virginia

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Enjoyed your views Diane.I don't have any windo treatment on my doors either. I love to be able to see out!

MARIA said...

Good Morning Diane!
I love your "Window to the world"
all windows in your home!

My best wishes
Maria from Poland

Jan and Tom's Place said...

I love your french doors, porch AND the magnificent view, Diane!!

Jeanne said...

Diane, your french doors are beautiful. I so agree with no window treatments. I think your home is so lovely and now that I see the view in the back it is even more lovely. What a wonderful way to wake up every morning. We feel the same way about our home with the view. We are indeed blessed. The fresco pics are outstanding. I want to be able to do that. New thought, use the fresco pics in your frames for sure.

Hugs and wishes for a good school day today...Jeanne

KarenHarveyCox said...

Your windows are beautiful, and I love that fresco effect. Such pretty french doors, and your views are gorgeous. Karen

Smilingsal said...

How pretty! I agree with you; windows should not have the view blocked, especially if the view is a good one, and yours is!

Carol said...

Diane...your views AND your artwork are enchanting! I have all open windows facing the woods, too. I told my hubby I'd love to knock out the entire back of our house facing the woods and have all windows!! He about died at the thought!!! Enjoy every second of 'enchantment' through those windows!

Nancy said...

Good Morning Diane, I love the windows! Oh, and I love the frisco, I can never remember to do that....I love It! come by sometime and check out my window post. Nancy

Sandy Toes said...

The french doors are great! I am in the market for a new front door..with a screen door especially on these fall days!

What a great posting!
-Sandy Toes

Rue said...

Good morning Diane :)

I'll have to go check this out of at Cielo's blog. Your view is beautiful!!

Congratulations to the winner of the giveaway :)


Connie said...

This is my first visit to your blog and I must say it's delightful, sweetpea! And I'm loving the effect on the windows. Very lovely!!!

Becky said...

I enjoyed the view from your beautiful window.
Wasn't this fun?

Anonymous said...

Hi Diane! Such a pretty view you have; I'm jealous of your privacy! I just checked out a few of your posts I missed and I adore the one of Connor and Cooper in the car; reminds me of those days in the mall putting quarters in the machine!lol The sunset on Kelli is another beauty! Have a great day - Sincerely, Jeannette

aunties said...

Your window to the world is so lovely. How incredible to be able to look out and have so much nature right in your back yard. It has to be so soothing and refreshing.
Loved the Fresco effect!
Have a great week,

Gretchen said...

What a perfect "window on the world". I would love to be able to see deer in my bakc yard.


Rhondi said...

Hi Diane
You have a lovely window and what a great view you have too! Thanks for showing us. I like the black outline technique by the way. Hope you have a good week.
Hugs, Rhondi.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What lovely pictures! And isn't that Fresco effect neat. They keep thinking of ways to keep us playing on the 'puters, don't they?!?!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Marina Capano said...

I LOVE your french doors! just beautiful!
please, you can visit my windows in Argentina!



CIELO said...

Dear Diane, thank YOU for participating in our Enchanting Window Party…. Your windows are lovely. I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks. ~William Shakespeare



nikkicrumpet said...

Mother nature gave you the prettiest window treatments you could have! I can see why you wouldn't want to cover them up.

bj said...

Your french doors look just lovely. I would love being able to see deer and other animals thru my french doors.
love, bj

The Berry's Patch said...

Hi Diane,

I wouldn't want anything to block that view either. I love seeing the greenery outside. I wish we had more of it here. Hope your doing well.

Brandee :-)

Ballerina Girl said...

Wow, what a beautiful house!
I took part in this also...yours are just so lovely.
Thank you for sharing...and see you at my blog!

Grandma Faith said...

Such a beautiful world you see out your window. Take care...

Mya said...

I love the effect that you gave your pictures. Wonderful post.

Alex said...

I wish I had some french doors here. :) I enjoyed looking out your window...thanks for sharing.

Charmingdesigns said...

Love seeing all the windows. Laurie

Joy said...

This is so neat how you edited these photos. Looks lovely!

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

I love the effect you did with your picture! Wonderful..I also loved the french door window.
xoxo Nita

A Hint of Home said...

Looks like a great view and how "entertaining" to watch all the wildlife.

celestina marie said...

Your french doors are wonderful and the view outside incredible. I like the fresco style of your pictures too.
Thank you for sharing your window party.
la rea rose

abeachcottage said...

fantastic, love the effect of the pictures

i just love french doors


Nola @ AlamoNorth said...

What a view, it calms me down just to look at it. The Fresco effect is really great, it makes those photos just pop!

Anonymous said...

Love the scenery from your french door...I love french door.Beautiful landscape of the woods.... Congratulation to Darlene! thanks for stopping have a wonderful day ..Katherinellen

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Loved your window post Diane and your nature views. There is always some critter in my yard at any given time. I think French doors are so classy and elegant.

FancyHorse said...

Your windows and the view from them are very lovely. I really like the Fresco effect, like someone else said, they look like watercolor art. Very beautiful!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Top picture is such a great photo shot! You have a wonderful view!

My windows are posted too, but she didn't put them up! :-(


Annalunda said...

French doors...mmmmmm that´s a dream!!

Thanks for visiting me and for your nice cemment!

Love Annie in Sweden