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Favorite Views from my Window


The theme this week is all about what you can see from your window, whether it’s at home or when you were away. Cathy Ryan of Picture This is the guest hostess of #Sunday Stills this month.

You can go take pictures or take a walk down memory lane in your photo archives. Today we are walking to look out some of my favorite windows.

Sedona 10,000 steps
Bell Rock Inn in Sedona, AZ

Nothing beats Sedona, AZ for beauty and unusual views. This is one of my favorite shots from a window – ever. The morning was crisp and crystal clear, perfect for having coffee on the patio. The formation on the left of the post is Bell Rock, and on the right side is Courthouse Rock. Highway 179 right outside is a great place to walk or ride bikes and is surprisingly quiet.

Is ahi tuna a boy fish? I don’t want to eat a boy!

This is my teddy bear, Manny. He has traveled all over the world visiting bloggers. This trip to Kauai, HI, he took with my husband, his sister and me. He loves to be the star of the the show, but the view behind him at Grove Cafe may have out classed him. I love the iced water glass and the tall pine tree reflected on the table.

flying high
Summer Flight from Melbourne, Victoria, AU to Toowoomba, Queensland, AU

For those who only know I’m from California, you might wonder why I’m flying on a local jet from Melbourne to Toowoomba. The reason is blogging. My friends Carol and Leanne invited me to visit them, so off I went, twenty-five hours from home by myself. Both women were extremely gracious to me and introduced me to life in Australia down home and personal – except in this case we were up, not down. You will notice that the world slants a little bit down under. 🙂 (JK, Carol!)

view from Mama’s Fish House

Sitting at our table at the famous Mama’s Fish House on Maui, HI, birds would flutter in through the open window as we soaked up the balmy breeze and waited between courses. The food was fabulous, but it wouldn’t have mattered because the view and the ambiance of the restaurant presented an experience you could never forget.

Warwick Hotel in Seattle, Washington

In rainy November of 2012, I attended a National Council for the Social Studies Conference in Seattle, Washington, where my first husband grew up. I hadn’t been back since he passed away in 1994, so the trip had special memories for me. I loved this skyline picture from my ninth-story window because of the rain spatters on the window and the lovely clouds accenting the buildings. I felt super creative with my watermark.

Winter in Bellavista014
A view out my dining room sliding door.

Central California gets about ten inches of rain a year on average. This was one of the rare rainy days in December, 2013. Notice that we still had power, though. That isn’t always the case when it storms here.

Now you’ve seen out of some of my favorite windows. I hope you enjoyed the views. Doing this challenge brought back some great memories. Thanks Cathy for hosting Terri’s Photo Challenge, Sunday Stills , What You Can See From Your Window.

Sunday Stills Photo Challenge Reminders

  • Please create a new post for the theme.
  • Title your post a little differently than mine.
  • Don’t forget to create a pingback to this post so that other participants can read your post. I also recommend adding your post’s URL into the comments.
  • Entries for this theme can be shared all week. Use hashtag #SundayStills for sharing on social media.

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  1. Thanks for taking us on your journey of memories, Marsha. It looks to me that you have many beautiful memories, especially from your travels. I’m glad to see that the world slants in Australia because I only ever thought it tilted when I took photos.
    I especially love the photos of the raindrop splattered on the windows. Raindrops are one of one favourite subjects when taking pictures.

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    • Thanks, Terri. I am especially proud of the Sedona picture, but the Maui picture couldn’t or didn’t capture the beauty of the ambiance. The air felt soft.

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    • Thanks, Cee. I’m getting back into it. I missed it and when COVID hit I had more time at home. I planned to take some shots of some old school buildings that are falling down out here in the country, but I’m too late for this week unless I post more than one a day, and I hate to bombard people like that. 🙂


      • I know this may rub a writer the wrong way ….. you can post to challenges without writing a lot. Much easier for people to absorb more than post a day. Chris, being the writer in the family, would probably disagree with me though 😀

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        • That’s true. I have to wrap my brain around that. I also want to go take some new pictures this afternoon. People like to look at pictures and it doesn’t take long to look. It takes me a while to comment but not everyone does that. 🙂





Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. In November 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes, and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

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