Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Wishing I had a window

Originally I thought my office at work would have a window, but that didn't happen.  As it turns out, I have a small space near the restroom, which in my case is fortunate. It's also close to the coffee maker. The two assets above are almost as good as a window, but not quite.

I learned that when you have an office without a window, you should fill the wall across from your desk with photographs.

So the last few weeks I've been flipping through my pictures to see which ones will eventually make the wall. Of course, I'll have to knock off a liquor store to afford the cost of printing, but in the scheme of things I think it will be worth it.

I often look out the window of our home office at birds playing in the rhododendron bush outside. And when writing on the screen porch, I look off into the distance when I'm thinking. It's relaxing to see what Mother Nature is serving up.

Once I select a group of pictures to display in my office, I'll post them here to get your feedback.

I hope you all have a remarkable Wednesday.


  1. Anonymous8:53 PM

    You certainly have a lot to choose from!!

  2. About the window. Several times the latrine and coffee pot would have won out. LOL
    Like FD said above, you will have a lot to choose from, that is for sure.
    I do like the water shots though.
    Beautiful day here today, Spring may have sprung in central Florida..

  3. Choose pictures with a lot of depth to them. Pictures of plants and small animals are also good.

  4. Lovely picture above.

    I had a great corner office with windows on two sides once. From the fourth floor, I could see birds on branches and two nests. It was beautiful, but distracting. I'd always rather watch critters than just about anything else.

  5. I have an office without a window as well, Rick. I like this idea. I may have to hang some nature photos up in my office :)

  6. http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/03/10/bc-agency-hails-experim_n_6841786.html?

    I thought this might interest you Rick. Hope you can click onto it.

  7. It only costs between 9-15 cents to print a standard 6x4 photo here, just thought I would throw that out there. I love photos have heaps of them on my walls and still want more

  8. I never liked sitting close to the restroom because the antiseptic odor bothered me--unless the antiseptic odor didn't exist, and a different odor did. At one newspaper where I worked--no, wait, at two newspapers where I worked, the building was never cleaned. In one, the ladies' room was visited regularly by someone we called "The Sprayer." The Lifestyle reporters and I would whisper to each other, Watch out--the sprayer has been in the restroom.

    Oh, Lordy, I like working at home and using my own bathroom.


  9. There's your chance to decorate your office with either a mirror or your very own favorite prints from photographs. I'm sure Jilda would be of great help to put a girl's touch to the place.
    Hope you enjoy your new windowless office.

  10. Your idea of framing photos is excellent. My solution, which really presented itself without much help from me, was to take an outdoor job in 1979. Even so, I had a fieldhouse, inside which I placed a few framed pictures of loved ones, that I could rest my eyes on and say inwardly, "For them. I work for THEM." Get the prints, frame them; it's worth it.


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