Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Wild Blue Yonder


This isn't the view from the window. Gorgeous, though, isn't it?

It's a busy day here in Reya's inner sanctum at the house on Tennessee Avenue. My new windows have been installed, and they are beautiful! I don't always notice details like doors or windows, so I'm surprised, and frankly thrilled, to see how much better my room looks with the new portals. The trees, the beautiful architecture, and in particular the sparkling blue sky, is framed so much more beautifully by these new windows. Wow.

In celebration I am in the midst of a serious cleaning frenzy (the installation process left behind a thick layer of dust on everything in my room). I've also decided to re-arrange all my furniture so as to showcase the new windows and door.

I still need to paint the framing, then I'll post pics of the deluxe new casement windows. Once the warmer days arrive, it will be such a pleasure to open my new windows and let the breezes blow through. Oh yeah.

30 comments:

janis said...

Blue Skys are so soothing. They make me happy. Hopeful. What a beautiful shade and so clean.

Lynne said...

I just showed my dogs your sign "wag more bark less" hoping that it will have an impact on them.

Love it!

We have blue skies here as well but it's so COLD!

Reya Mellicker said...

It's cold here, too, Lynne. The windows are closed tight!

John Hayes said...

Wag More, Bark Less-- words to live by-- thanks!

Elizabeth said...

A metaphor: new windows
new view
cleaning
spring
a new beginning?

ps. I love the artistically arranged dogs....

Just me said...

I have that sticker on my car!!! Love it!

Sandra Leigh said...

I look forward to seeing your new windows, Reya - and to getting some of that blue sky up here!

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

Seems as many of us are in the midst of spring changes. Cleaning, demolition, new tile, new paint, oh yeah... how fun!
Enjoy!
Lizzy

Joanne said...

When you talk about the new windows and the renewed view through them, I see them as frames of the everchanging artwork on the other side of them.

willow said...

Yes! Wag more! I love it. Enjoy the new portals in your life. So symbolic.

Tessa said...

*wagging tail madly*

I wonder why being sad is called 'Blue'? Blue is a hue for happiness, surely?

debra said...

I also showed my 3 dogs the Wag More Bark Less. 2 of them barked at it.

Reya Mellicker said...

Debra? LOL!!

I wrote a much longer comment addressing many things ya'll said, but blogger has swallowed it, and for the life of me I can not recreate.

Bee said...

The three dogs are fabulous, Reya! Can you please make this a regular feature?

I love that patch of blue, too. Nothing lifts my spirits like a blue sky, although I try to love the damp, overcast days as well.

runmotman said...

5 o'clock and now the sun comes out? Oh well, it's still early spring. New windows are fun, hopefully you can keep them open for a couple weeks before it hits 90.

Ronda Laveen said...

I have love remodeling. We are always in a continual process. Have been for over 30 years. There is something pleasurable about cleaning up after a project. It is hard to face the mess somtimes, but there is a certain power and creativity that comes with being the clean-up crew. Kind of like being the clean-up batter on a baseball team. You have the chance to make the game come out the way you want it.

Looking at the blue sky pic was interesting. The mind plays tricks and I started seeing different images in the sky. Wow. So Timothy Leary. The "adoreables" are just that. "Wag more. Bark less." My husband tells me that frequently, right after "roll over."

Loved your comment on my post today. About that separated at birth thing? I left you a response there. I feel the same way. Happy dusting!

Delwyn said...

Oh Happy days...

you can just breathe that beautiful blue sky in....

Peggy said...

Nothing like a little home improvement to spur the cleaning and rearranging bugs. How lovely! I hope I get to see the windows on my pass through Washington, DC in a few months! :)

dennis said...

Dennis loves windows.

duty free said...

There's always a show when one looks up, but I've got to say, that is the sky I love the most.

Lover of Life said...

Must have windows that open! I replaced two sets of four windows in our house in Portland because they didn't open. I mean, what's the point of having them if you can't smell the earth when it warms up?

mary said...

New windows on your world ... how perfect is that ?! Enjoy

Reya Mellicker said...

It's very cool how there's a theme of gratitude moving through the blogs I read. Very cool!

Evening Light Writer said...

Congrats on your new view! Your kind comments have not gone on deaf ears, thank you for taking the time to leave them. Through your words I am discovering parts of myself never noticed.

Merle Sneed said...

We have blue skies about 360 days a year.

Janelle said...

whooooppppppppppeeeeeeeeeee! one hellova big blue sky....! how uplifting...! now. don;t let it distract you from your african rain making provocations please... xxxx j

karen said...

Lovely to see your blue skies - ours have also finally turned blue, no more grey cloudiness! Wag more, bark less, is a fantastic outlook on life! The 3 dogs on the sidebar are truly adorable

Washington Cube said...

Right. Blogger ate your homework. Miss Mellicker, go sit in the corner.

I am a window fanatic and love to have the panes clean and sparkling. I also love having windows open as much as weather will allow.

It's funny about other bloggers writing about gratitude, and here I am about to write about Marlon Brando playing a crucified Nazi and why actors should act and otherwise shut their yaps.

Wildeve said...

I just saw the same bumper sticker on my way home from work. How timely! I love it.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

i just saw a car with this same bark/wag sticker for the first time yesterday!! what does it mean???