Karen at Kcinnova’s World asked us to share the views from the windows of our homes. Â Â My home is on Oahu in Hawaii. Â I can hear you all oooh-ing and sighing, but Hawaii or not, I live in a city — a flipping BIG city with over 900,000 people in it. Â Plus, this is a small island so those people have nowhere else to go; plus, plus, the total population of this small island is right around 1.2 million people.
For the purposes of description, there are some things you need to know about island living — this island is neither round nor rectangular. Â The volcano was not neat and linear when it laid out the land and set up the mountains. Â There is no such thing as due North, due South, Due East or Due West on this (or most likely any other) island. Â Here we use destinations as direction. Â From my house Ewa (city) is west-ish and Koko Head is east-ish. Â For North-ish we say mauka, which means toward the mountains, and for south-ish we say makai, which means toward the water.
So, the views from my windows — sure to disappoint:
I told you our windows are boring! We have a 12 foot Mock Orange hedge surrounding most of our house. We also have neighbors all the way around.
You may notice that save for the dining room we have no curtains. Â That was choice. Â We have white walls and windows every few feet. Â Our house is bright and airy and I often feel as though I am living outside, but with all the benefits of inside. Â The views might not be great, but we really do like this little house. Â Maybe someday I’ll show you the inside.