A fun place to sit, enjoy my morning coffee,
watch the world go by,
read my favorite blogs
or actually do some work!
We get the morning sun here
- in the afternoon this place is unbearable
and we have to close the balcony door
until much later in the afternoon.

The past two years
Mr. and Mrs. Canada Goose perched up here.
They woke us every morning around 5:30 a.m.
flying around our towers,
having a honking conversation,
and then settling up there
surveying their land
as though these buildings
were mountain peaks.
Don't know if they had a nest up there.
The Department of Wildlife would
relocate the family 
once the young ones were hatched.
The closest body of water
is a few kilometers away.
They've left now for the season.

I really ought to check out that
pot o' gold at the end of the gorgeous rainbow.
It must be close by!

The Geraniums planted in that flower bed
two months ago
are enjoying the warm summer days
and have come into full bloom! 
We have our summer picnic in this pretty spot
this week-end!
One can see this location
on Google Earth!

Love watching the sky change
sometimes from hour to hour!
This is facing southwest and most
weather systems seem to come
from there.

Some sunrises are more spectacular than others.
The tall building in the distant right
is the new 14 story condo building of the
organization for which I work.
That's the location of our campus of care
- not far from home!

Summer week-ends tend to bring
balloonists overhead. 
The gentle morning breeze carries them
to some lovely meadow south of us! 
Some days it is so quiet 
- and they fly so low - 
one can almost have a conversation with them!
Love when there are two or three
almost in competition with one another.



Betsy from Tennessee said...

What a gorgeous condo unit, Karin... Is it all retirees??? I'd love that balcony... Looks like it is glassed in... Bet you do get some great sunrises. What floor are you on????

Love the balloon.... Like you said, there's probably never a dull moment.....

Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us.

Bernie said...

Lovely pictures and you have a beautiful few from your window. Have a great weekend.....:-) Hugs

Jan said...

It is a totally different outlook from anything I have ever known!!!
Wonderful views and no doubt a feeling of being in the sky.
Thanks for sharing.
Hugs - Jan

Mari said...

Such beautiful pictures! The geese on top of the building almost look like statues - they are so perfectly placed!

Betty said...

I love this post Karin! So interesting to see where you sit and blog, or just to see the views you enjoy each day. I love that you are able to sit in the sun while enjoying your coffee. That´s about what we do when we drink Mate this time of the morning.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Glenda said...

Incredible photos - especially the beautiful rainbow! Love your views and that expanse of windows!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Now I feel like I have been at your house for visit.Thanks,but it would have been better in person.:)

Laurie M. said...

You actually live there, up in the sky!?! Amazing. I don't like heights but I think I might be able to get used to it for a view like that. Beautiful!!

daylily (Queenmothermamaw) said...

Dear Karin, had to change my addy for security reasons, and don't want to loose contact with you. Loved your post. Beautiful skies and photos. I would like to invite you to come by and refollow up if you so choose. I am having to do everything over again. Blessings for this weekend.

George said...

You do have some glorious views from your balcony. I'm not sure I would appreciate Mr. and Mrs. Goose getting me up so early in the morning, but I guess the balloons would make it worth while.

Valerie said...

I love your little nook! What a beautiful view to take in every day - God sure gives you lots of variety!!

Karen said...

I LOVE your view...the balcony area looks so very nice...

ellen b. said...

You really do have some lovely views!

Connie Barris said...

i think I just lived vicariously through your pictures... how incredible the view... God's beauty...

thank you

LV said...

What spectacular views you have where you live. In your part of the world, there is so much beauty to share. Thank you for letting us in on a small part of your lovely home.

Karabeth Baptist Homeschool said...

Pretty view! And you have a beautiful, cozy place to sit there by your window.

Funny thing about Google Earth: we live on a corner lot and when we looked up our address and did the scan-around, our dog is in each part of the panorama watching the photographer! :)

McMahon Manifesto said...

Wow, I love the view you have! Around here it is Magpies waking me up at the crack of dawn.

Warren Baldwin said...

really neat pictures; great view!

Joy said...

Oh Karin what a view you have. I loved the tour around your neighborhood skies.
Geraniums are my favorite.
♥ Joy

Evi said...

I LOVE where you put the desk like should have done that AGES ago hey?