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Surreyman  (Level: 257.4 - Posts: 2766)
Tue, 23rd Mar '10 12:16 PM


Just wondered what varied scenes Sploofers look out upon whilst wrestling with their TQODs!

Here, with Spring not sprung in Surrey, UK as yet, I've just realised that I have a very photographic scene from my 'computer room' window of a myriad of trees' bare branches intermingling in all directions, over to quite an ancient oak, with the cricket club and field just beyond. Quite pleasant really, and maybe taken too much for granted.

Any rather more dramatic mountain, lake, desert outlooks in Sploofusland?!

Smokydevil  (Level: 163.0 - Posts: 5381)
Tue, 23rd Mar '10 12:20 PM

I wouldn't say its more dramatic, but my view overlooks a country club. It's fairly pleasant, the very old trees that line the golf course are quite beautiful actually.

Goddess28  (Level: 92.6 - Posts: 5236)
Tue, 23rd Mar '10 12:38 PM

I am looking out my office window at the traffic passing back and forth. I sometimes get lost in thinking about what they are thinking about.

Gypsylady  (Level: 141.1 - Posts: 6037)
Tue, 23rd Mar '10 12:39 PM

Here in West Tennessee, hopefully Spring, is almost here. I see large budding maple and oak trees, green grass and yellow daffodils. After a cold snap, with upper 30's, we are supposed to have upper 60's today and 70's tomorrow. Ready to raise my windows for fresh air, and dread air conditioner weather.


Ladyvol  (Level: 203.3 - Posts: 5442)
Tue, 23rd Mar '10 12:40 PM

I am looking at the woods behind my house from out my patio window. If I look out of my living room I can see the mountain! Spring is in the air here but it's still only in the 40's! I am soooo ready for warmer weather!

Fudypatootie  (Level: 194.9 - Posts: 1302)
Tue, 23rd Mar '10 1:17 PM

One window only gives a view of my neighbor's fence. The other looks out on the woods by our house. Unfortunately, no greenery yet. But at least today it is sunny and 63 degrees today in SE Missouri.

Irishpainter  (Level: 154.0 - Posts: 224)
Tue, 23rd Mar '10 2:09 PM

I can see my backyard full of building rubble due to the fact that i'm putting an extension onto my house. Beyond that the local cement factory rears it ugly head. Three large chimney stacks and the silo for storing the raw cement. . Not a leaf yet to be seen on the row of whitethorn trees that run along the back of my house. Everything has been hit hard with the cold winter we had but at least its getting warmer

Jeannette  (Level: 109.9 - Posts: 1736)
Tue, 23rd Mar '10 2:53 PM

i can see a bank of green the houses and trees across from me i live nearly at the bottom of an hill which my home is in a dip
looks quite nice in summer when the trees and hedges are full of foliage

M48ortal  (Level: 248.5 - Posts: 3736)
Tue, 23rd Mar '10 3:07 PM

Why Surrey, I believe you have the soul of a poet.

I look forward to Spring each year, especially this year. I live near a strip mine that is progressively coming closer. This past winter I could actually see the mining equipment and lights through the bare trees remaining between us. With spring, the greenery spares us this view and helps to deaden the sound of their heavy equipment. Should not be too long now.

Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Tue, 23rd Mar '10 3:16 PM

I see patches of ground that will be filled with Zinnias and Daylilies. Also our Tulips are showing their green leaves. Afew years back my wife and I snuck out to the country side and salvaged some Tiger Lilies before the county mowers went through and knocked them down. We planted a few by our pole barn. Prolific is too mild a word to describe these flowers that thrive on neglect. Soon I will see the first of the little green stalks that will eventually turn into hundreds of the controversial plants.

Kimoira  (Level: 198.6 - Posts: 1189)
Tue, 23rd Mar '10 3:21 PM

Outside my window there's a big old pine tree. There is a suction-cup bird feeder attached to the window so the chickadees provide quite a bit of entertainment !

Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Tue, 23rd Mar '10 3:48 PM

I'm looking in the mirror,and I like what I see. Sweet!

Didb72  (Level: 206.6 - Posts: 243)
Tue, 23rd Mar '10 3:54 PM

I always take my TQTOD in a dark room.
Otherwise the view from my computer is a bit drab maybe I should draw the curtains...I could have a better view if I was living in the countryside.

Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Tue, 23rd Mar '10 4:12 PM

We are opposite to the northern hemisphere, of course....
I know you guys have had a hard winter in many regions, and will be looking forward to spring as a reward for what you have endured.
As I do my TQOTDs, in a few steps, I can look out the font window down the hill to Lake Macquarie, which is a salt lake of some 40-ish miles long, by 25-ish miles at its widest.

"The mornings are dewy, skies adorned with great sweeping brush-strokes of cloud. Soon the fogs will come, bespangling cobwebs on shrubbery, making tiny diamonds in early sun-rays. Leaves are turning brown, red and yellow, dropping to the ground. The lake is still, mirror-like, in tones of pearl and oyster in early light. Ahhhh... Autumn!" (My post to Facebook yesterday)


Mickeym  (Level: 87.5 - Posts: 1803)
Tue, 23rd Mar '10 6:24 PM

Looking right over the Gulf of Mexico, with a view of Mustang Island Beach where a bicyclist just went by. Like all Texas beaches this is a driving beach, so we see the occasional auto, a jeep just went by. The walkway from the building to the beach is wooden and makes a pretty sight. The gas wells in the gulf are way out and just provide interesting colors at sunset. Few boats because the gulf is very shallow right here, with colors of blue and green and white foam. The surf and gulls provide the backround music, and pelicans come by often.

Bbear  (Level: 160.0 - Posts: 2301)
Tue, 23rd Mar '10 6:45 PM

Looking at our cypress tree from our newly constructed deck.

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Tue, 23rd Mar '10 11:59 PM

Fun thread to read!

Looking through the sunroom out to the golf course, where there are geese which showed up later than last year. Down to the left is an oil well on the course. (The club is not close enough to see from here.)

The grass is green - it looked funny peeking through the snow of this past weekend.

Before I moved here, out the window at night I could see a string of red lights at the top of a hill maybe 20 miles away. It took me awhile to figure out why they were there.

They were lights atop hundreds of wind turbines.

Calamari  (Level: 12.4 - Posts: 249)
Wed, 24th Mar '10 7:19 PM

I've taken over the "Breakfast nook" just off of our kitchen since we never actually eat breakfast there. I have a huge window that looks over the back yard. Spring has definitely sprung in the Pacific Northwest. For two weeks, my flower beds have been full of showy splashes of white candytuft. Daffodils have been up for a week and my hosta plants are starting to unfurl their leaves. Tulips are not far behind. My camelia bush is putting out fabulous pink blooms as big as my hand. The maple trees have just started to bud out in the last two days. I've mowed my lawn twice ... mostly because I use a reel mower and I can't let it get ahead of me.

We're having an unseasonably warm and sunny day here. I think I'll log off and go enjoy it!

Bigbird  (Level: 236.5 - Posts: 3300)
Wed, 24th Mar '10 9:31 PM

This thread makes me quite jealous...

I am sitting thick in the middle of NY suburbia. I'm in a corner house on what is considered an oversized lot here, but is probably a postage stamp for most of you. I do have a large park across the side street - and our driveway is directly opposite the driveway of the parking lot of the park. So, depending on the season, we get a lot of Little League traffic, or school buses in the summer picking up camp kids. One ice cream truck or another is constantly in front of my house during all seasons except winter. No scenic views except for the garden.

Foogs  (Level: 264.8 - Posts: 848)
Wed, 24th Mar '10 9:34 PM

Ssshhh. Rylie's sleeping.

Garrybl  (Level: 276.7 - Posts: 6611)
Wed, 24th Mar '10 9:48 PM

My NY view is not the Empire State Building; my apartment faces South not North or it would be.
If I go to our roof garden I can see the Woolworth Building, Chrysler Building AND the ESB.
The original Madison Square Gardens is just round the corner.


Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Thu, 25th Mar '10 10:16 AM

Growing up in Toledo I lived in what would be considered a "White Trash" area. I had the mainline NYC railroad and switchyards to the east and the "Car Yards" (Buses and streetcars" to the west. My mother hated it and we eventually moved to a better area but to a kid it just didn't get any better than that.

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