NicF

The view from your living room window

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    This is the view from my living room window (well, from outside my living room window - I didn't want everyone seeing how much it needs cleaning). I love this view, it's one of the things that attracted us to the block of land. And (almost) makes up for the view of the colour bond fence from the bedroom windows.

     

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    This is is the view from the family room at the rear of our house. Bit more suburban looking but, thanks to the slope, not really overlooked even though the house behind is quite close to the fence.

     

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    So so let's see the view from your living room windows, Australia or UK. I'm sure there are a few people out there who have some fabulous views.

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    Just for contrast here is the view from the front of our house in the UK. Unfortunately the only photos I could find were taken after it had snowed.

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    The view from the back in the UK.

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    The view from the front wasn't too shabby either. In the first three pictures, that's Wales in the distance, over the ditch. :smile:

     

    I will forever miss this part of my life, it was a huge chunk of it, but hey, moving forwards, embracing Australia.

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    And the view today for our house here in Adelaide. Phone pics so not the greatest but it gives you an idea :)

     

    The first pic is the garden to one side as seen from son's bedroom window. Its a mass of roses, shrubs and other delights at the moment but we plan to take lots out and turn this part into the veggie garden with some fruit trees. Because of the two levels its ideal to grow veg in the lower one as its all at waist height from the path so easy to manage. Fruit trees and garden beds will go in the larger area above as we already have established fruit trees there. Just a case of clearing the flowers and shurbs over the winter. Its a fair old space there, it'll be good to put it to use for home grown produce and chooks.

     

    The others are from looking out the front door and from inside the living room.

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    The view from our bedroom window which is at the front of the house so we have the same view from our lounge - it is this view that before even seeing the inside of the house made me want to buy it!! an amazing view to wake up to!

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    That is fab :) What a great outlook. Lovely spot to sit out and admire the view from.

     

    And is that a small reserve across the way, so a bit of green space across the road?

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    Hey snifter!

     

    Its a small park, but we have O'Halloran Hill reserve behind us so we are surrounded - it is beautiful, though we have the occasional snake to contend with, but all worth it for the view! it is amazing at night as well with all the lights.

     

    I sit on our front veranda most weekends with a cold glass of wine and a book, perfect!

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    View from the front of the house (with gin and tonic!)

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    Back yard in the Spring - my washing line getting kind of swamped by the jasmine

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    Roses (bane of my life - I hate yellow roses!) in the bed next to the drive

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    @Diane I like the glass being raised :cute:

     

    The jasmine is lovely. I hope to plant some here at some point in place of some climbing roses.

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    Hey snifter!

     

    Its a small park, but we have O'Halloran Hill reserve behind us so we are surrounded - it is beautiful, though we have the occasional snake to contend with, but all worth it for the view! it is amazing at night as well with all the lights.

     

    I sit on our front veranda most weekends with a cold glass of wine and a book, perfect!

     

    Sounds lovely (apart from the snake bit :unsure:).

     

    Glad you found your slice of perfect here :)

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    Our gardens are dust bowls at the moment - both front and back. The house was a rental before we bought it and although there's an obvious planting scheme in the front it was slightly overgrown when we bought it. In our first year in the house we realised that before we clear it all we have to have something to replace it because as soon as there's any rain the weeds appear like, well, weeds! The back is entirely our fault - we had a freestanding pool on the grass last year which completely killed it and it's just not recovered and we haven't bothered again since we don't quite know exactly what the plan is for the space - we're sorting the rotten veranda first and going from there...

     

    The first one is our UK back garden (I was a childminder and took some photos for my website which is why it's looking "just so")

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    This is the first year we were in and this is what killed our lawn...

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    And this is our pink tree (still no idea what it is) in the spring - with a view of the hills behind

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