When you gaze out your window — real or figurative — do you see the forest first, or the trees?
I’m going to be both real and figurative. I have one window in my ground floor of my town home, my living room window, and one window of my second floor bedroom. Out of both windows I can see trees.
Out of my living room window, I can see oak trees across the street and a live oak on the same side of the street as my town home. The branches of live oak often beats on my windows during a storm. There are not many trees on the front part of my building. Up farther on my street, almost out of sight of my front window but not quite, is a beautiful crepe myrtle. It has gorgeous green leaves on it right now; the blooms have not yet come out. They will emerge later in the summer and will be a beautiful rose color. I look forward to seeing them in the summer months.
From my bedroom window, I can see live oaks and Spanish oaks, as well as mesquite trees and also crepe myrtles. I have a stunning view of many trees. I can also see the trees of the Vietnamese Buddhist temple next door. There are bamboos and mulberry trees that grow wild on the property line. I love the beautiful different colors of green leaves from the different trees. Each type of tree has a different color of green and the colors blend together to form a brilliant tapestry from my window. I love to look at this view from my bedroom window. These trees are on a green space at the edge of the town home property, where people can walk their dogs, on a fence line that runs along the road and the property line next door.
If I look across the Vietnamese Buddhist temple to the other side, I can just make out “the forest.” There is a bit of wilderness on the other side of the temple. The property on the other side of the temple is not developed and I can just barely see the tangle of cedar (juniper) trees and brush and mesquite trees and oak trees on the other side of the temple. So I can just make out “the forest” though it is not the main thing that I see.
The things that I mostly see are the lovely trees in my neighborhood. The oaks, the live oaks, the crepe myrtles, the Spanish oaks, the mesquites. All these beautiful green trees are what I see. And the crepe myrtle will be a lovely shade of rose blooms in a couple of months when their blooms burst forth. I can’t wait! I love the trees from my view.