Today it’s time to pop back to another one of my old series! Remember when I interviewed different people from different cultures, backgrounds, and locations? Well, it turns out the series isn’t over and I had forgotten one question!
Here it is:
Question #5: What is the scenery outside your window like?
Since all of the people who answered are part of the Young Writer’s Workshop, they have some pretty cool descriptions up their sleeves! Enjoy!
Me (Japan): My house is surrounded by houses and cramped apartment buildings. Cars are parked in front of my house, and a busy road sets out to the right of the drive way.
Abigail Blessing (Malaysia): Green palm trees pop up between cemented roads. An azure sky with wispy cotton clouds lines the horizon… A sweltering sun pours its fury on everything in its reach—including my home. =)
Fe Batoon (Philippines): When I lived in the Philippines, I often saw kids playing in the street, adults planting and fixing their garden, and tricycle drivers waiting for their next ride. A lot of times, I could see my neighbors sweeping their front yard. Most yards in the Philippines are concrete – not grass. There’s not a lot of trees either unless you live in the mountains.
Eliana Duran (America): I live in a nice neighborhood in California. The scenery would look very different around an apartment in New York, for example, but here’s what it looks like here:
Medium-sized houses with large, grassy front lawns line the smooth road. Some have flowers, and most have one or two trees. A couple of our retired neighbors often are seen doing yard work.The driveways have one or two vehicles parked in them if they are not in the garages. Today is especially quiet, probably because of the virus.
Rebekah O’Donovan (Ireland): I’m blessed enough to live in one of the most scenic areas of Ireland, on top of a mountain, so I can look down on the area around us. My view towards the front of my house has a large lake in the centre, where you can see the land on the other side of it. Small country houses and sheep pastures are dotted around, pine trees grow on all sides, and lush green hills are everywhere you look.
Cara Devereux (Scotland): I’m currently living in a city, so my view is a few industrial buildings, the flats at the waterfront, and a beautiful view over the Firth of Forth to Fife (try saying that five times fast). If I look the other way, I can see four-in-a-block houses and a few tenements.
Aiden Bisagni (Uganda): Directly outside my window there is a large grass field dotted with trees and a four brick houses That belong to some of our neighbours. Behind that, the jungle stretches to the horizon, scattered with small fields and more brick houses.
Trudy Francis (Australia): I live in the tropical North of Australia, so we have an abundance of vibrant green palm trees in our yard. My house is typical for where I live: it’s elevated, and very open to allow the breeze to pass through. This means that even inside the house, it feels like we’re outside. We also have a paperbark gum tree, which is more like what you would see in other parts of Australia.
So, what did you think? Did you enjoy this series as much as I did? If you did, please do me a favor and follow this blog! I post a ton like this each week, and what would be better for you than to join my blogging family?
Thanks for joining me, and thank you to Fe Batoon, Eliana Duran, Abigail Blessing, Cara Devereux, Aiden Bisagni, Trudy Francis, and Rebekah O’Donovan for helping me share about all of these wonderful countries that God has made!!!
God bless you!