Simply Balisha

Simply Balisha

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Looking Out My Favorite Window

We have a contest each year as to who sees the first Junco (snowbird) Joe won again this year...he saw on on Thursday. The birds above are our beloved winter visitors. What would the world be without birds and their song?

My hanging basket with geraniums as it looked late this summer. The basket was a gift from my daughter, and I really wanted to save the pretty I would have their fragrance near me this winter.

 So, a month or so ago, I took them from the basket and put them in individual pots for my "garden window." They sit right next to me as I type on the computer.
When I first brought them in, they were much smaller than they are now. I haven't lost a leaf on these healthy plants. They went through the transition so well. 
I don't know if you can tell, but they have filled out and are getting so many more new leaves and one bud way up on the right. It looks like these will flower....only not the big beautiful blooms of summer. This morning was so bright and sunny...not really a good time for taking pictures......but I wanted to do this the picture was taken and I posted it as is. Nothing like the good outdoors for blooms. These are in clay pots, so they do dry out quickly. I water them every other day. I know that geraniums are plants that don't require much watering....but I started watering this way from the start and hate to see what would happen with less watering. They are thriving. As I sit here, I am almost hidden from birds who come to visit the feeder. 

I love decorating this window. I sit near it, so it gets a new window treatment all the time. Right now I have leaf clings on the glass and soon I'll do something for Christmas. The red and off white bird valance is pretty neutral...blending in with small red bird candle holders from my girl.  There's a wind chime hanging here...a gift from Joe's kids and a couple of keepsakes on the a collage made by my Dad and a painting from my mother-in-law. A little wooden tray with a whisk broom...bought in Greece when on vacation. On the shelf with the garden magazine collection and a purple sprinkling bottle, a green watering can and a tiny Paddington Bear....brought back from England by my daughter. This is a special spot for me to enjoy. I enjoy it most in bad weather...when all is dreary outside and I am inside looking out this window.

Have a nice Sunday!


  1. You have a lovely spot there by the window. I have a favorite chair facing a window where I read/post blogs. I love to watch the seasons change, the birds and the passersby. I usually have a cat or two and my little dog closeby, too.
    I am amazed at how gorgeous your geraniums are. They are thriving despite the move indoors!

  2. This is a lovely contented post.

    Have a wonderful week Balisha ~ FlowerLady

  3. Oh, Balisha, the geraniums look so pretty. I bet you will get lots of blooms soon. I once wintered one two years in a row. It finally looked so sad I had to put it out of it's misery. You are so lucky to have that window and little "garden room"! I mentioned that I have been using my laptop in my family room which faces the backyard. It's so pleasant. The trees and birds and waning flowers and foliage. I have to use my dog barking to let me know someone is at the front door on the other end of the house! lol!

    Jane xx

  4. I recall your window shots from years past as well...always a lovely spot :)

  5. I enjoyed looking out of the window and note that you do not have pavements/sidewalks!

  6. Wow! Your window looks great, and the view of the garden is perfect. I bet you love waking up in the mornings and looking out there so much. I guess pretty flowers and plant-filled pots are really the best window treatments. You did a great job on decorating your window, Balisha! All the best to you! :)

    Shirley Todd @ Arjay’s Window Fashions