Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Unblinded


More leaves from my walk home yesterday. We have a 90 percent rain chance today and it's pretty gusty out there, so I may not be doing much walking today. It's nice to have the tube when I need it! 

I don't have much to report. The roof work is still going on, I'm still trying to get overdue summer books back, and Olga is still bouncing around happily. (She may not be when she has to go on her walk in the rain later today.)


Here's one of my weekend projects. These windows, right at the entrance to our living room from our hallway, used to have hideous wooden blinds up at the top. We never used them -- in fact, in the eight years that we've lived here I don't think we lowered them once. They made it hard to clean those top windowpanes and they were a haven for cobwebs, so on Sunday I took them down entirely and put them in a closet. The windows look so much better without them.

(They'll look even better when that scaffold outside is gone!)

21 comments:

Unknown said...

They are like picture windows to your garden and need to be clear of blind clutter. We really should have drapes to keep warm in winter and block the heat in the summer but we would hate to have our views blocked.

Yorkshire Pudding said...

The scaffold will never go. It has now been listed as a "cultural asset" and was mentioned on a late night arts programme on BBC2.

Ed said...

When we moved into our current house, I took down all the window blinds and treatments to paint and 90% of them didn't go back up. The ones that did are mostly to block the sun from heating up the house on particular big exposed windows. But it helps that we don't have close neighbors, Russians or otherwise.

e said...

Beautiful Fall colors, I love the metal bird sculpture a couple posts down and you are right about those windows.

The Padre said...

Beautiful Window - Happy Olga Girl - Ideal Day In The Life

Cheers

Moving with Mitchell said...

I love unblocked windows. We have spectacular views of the sea and brilliant natural light. Most of our neighbors keep their blinds and shutters completely drawn at all times. From the front, no one can even see in, unless they’re on a cruise ship with a powerful scope. I don’t get it.

Bob said...

What a great corner window!

Sharon said...

I like that corner window It brings light and views inside the house. I hope you were able to get to work without getting drenched.

NewRobin13 said...

It'll be nice to look out those lovely windows and not see scaffolding. The flowers look lovely.

Ellen D. said...

Amazing how you can live with something for so long and then one day make a change and think, "Why didn't I do this sooner?!"

ellen abbott said...

The orchids definitely like that window. Garden on the inside, garden on the outside. I always wonder why people put drapes or shades on windows where no one can see in. Especially in a living room or other area you don't need dark for sleeping.

Debby said...

Tall windows like that really do add a sense of spaciousness, even to a small room. Appropos to absolutely nothing, does Zach still reside in the livingroom?

Boud said...

Yes, the less clutter at the windows the better. That goes for scaffolding too.

Pixie said...

Those two windows are lovely and much better without blinds.

Strangely enough, my maple hasn't started to change colour yet.

Margaret said...

Those windows are decorative and seem perfect "un-blinded." I live in a housing development, so I love my blinds for privacy. I even have a black out blind in my bedroom since that side of the house gets morning sun. In the summer, the light (both in the early morning and late at night) can be brutal.

Kelly said...

I hesitate to even say this considering how much of the US is dealing with water issues right now, but I sure wish I could get some of the rain in your forecast. We are dry, dry, dry and under a burn ban. It's always seems to be "feast or famine".

Maybe yours will hold off until Olga can get a good walk in.

gz said...

Good to let more light in, especially this time of year

John Going Gently said...

Love the giraffe

Jeanie said...

Those windows don't need blinds -- they look terrific. Love your leaves. We're getting peak color up here and it's pretty stunning. I'd love it if it didn't mean winter was behind!

River said...

It's a lovely corner window. I have drapes with some sort of rubber backing, it's called "blockout fabric" and keeps the heat out in summer and in in winter. I've moved them with me through four homes now, each time cutting the original 20 meters to fit. These four smallish pieces is all I have left and I have no idea what I did with the rest.

Barbara said...

Your orchids are lovely!
Xoxo
Barbara