As people around the world continue to stay at home in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we asked Guideposts readers and staff what they can see from their window that brings them joy.
Since we're full-time RVers, I try to catch sunsets wherever we travel. The Lord blessed us with this one in Mesa, Arizona.
Some people might not consider this a great view, but I'm not one of them. Growing up I had a picture book of Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen, one of my favorite stories. There was a picture of the two main characters waving at each other from their city windows and I wished I had a window like that. I got pretty close!
Some pansies on my deck.
Sunrise in my little holler
I always find joy in the way the many trees on my block reflect the changing of the seasons, but the budding leaves on this tree right outside my window gave me a particular lift in this time of distancing. The world keeps turning and spring arrived, right on schedule.
My youngest granddaughter, Anna, looks out the patio into the spring flowers.
Easter morning sunrise in New York City, seen from my window.
The view from my bedroom window is a beautiful flowering tree. A lovely reminder as the sun sets on this day, a new day will dawn and life goes on.
We're retired and we like to sit outside in the evening and watch people coming home from work or play. It makes us feel connected to the outside world.
Late April snow in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. Spring suspended for the day.
In the mornings forest friends meet in our backyard.
The tail end of the Pink Supermoon, from my bedroom overlooking W 110th Street.
My son cutting my lawn. I can't wait till I can hug him close.
A soft spring breeze tickled the branches of this tree, making it seem as if it were waving to me and saying, “come out and play!” I hadn’t ever wondered what type of tree this was, a hearty specimen for sure to grow on a sidewalk. I searched online for “What kind of trees grow in Brooklyn?” and up came a company called Arborpolitan Tree & Garden. Maybe they planted this tree? Photos on their site showed arborists planting trees all around the city. Hearty trees. Hearty people. Hearty city.
My late mother planted a garden 20 years ago. It rarely blooms like this, but this year it did. A friend said, "It's like your mother's soul." I know she is still here with me.
The dog is Lincoln, he often stares out that window waiting for a bird to fly by or a chipmunk to chase. That window is my favorite spot to start the day with coffee and a view of nature which helps me center myself for the day ahead.
As I’m working from home during the quarantine, this house finch’s daily visits and singing remind me there are good things ahead!
Some of the beautiful blooms in our backyard that cheer us.
Outside my window, I see the new green of the trees, a welcome sign of the spring we all need more than ever this year.
If this tree could talk it would have quite a story. It has survived major windstorms and though it is hollowed in many spots from the creatures that make their homes in it, each spring it blossoms with the sweetest pink buds.
Our baby rabbit, Uzi, had just been released from the hospital after being sick. We knew he would be okay when he hopped up to the window alongside our cat, Callie, to see what was going on outside.
I was sitting at my desk having my daily devotion when I noticed a female cardinal at my back door with a branch in her mouth. While she was building the nest the male cardinal was keeping watch on the fence.
This cute weasel came on my porch just before Christmas. Seeing little creatures like this out my window brings me joy.
The bulbs of these flowers have multiplied and been transplanted in each of our homes since. They always bloom around Easter.
This glorious Cardon Cactus graces our front yard and blooms in the Spring.
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