Tuesday, July 21, 2020

WindowSwap ~ look out someone else's window

Sunny, with ominous clouds about 4:00 pm today out my window
Here's something called WindowSwap.  Click that link to "open a new window somewhere in the world."  Spend a few minutes looking out someone else's window.  Or several windows.  Today, I've been to...
  • Luxembourg, where three teddy bears sat by an open window
  • Bangalore, India
  • Dundee, Scotland
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Glanamman, Wales, where a breeze was blowing through trees
  • Bordeaux, France
  • Long Island, USA, where a helicopter flew across my screen
  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • Shanghai, China
  • Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine
  • London, UK
  • Stockholm, Sweden, and saw balconies of other apartments
  • Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Istanbul, Turkey, where three birds flapped by at dusk
  • Luzon, Philippines
  • Cordoba, Argentina
  • Rochester, NY, USA, has a very fluffy cat sitting in a window
  • Obersteinabrunn, Austria
Then I was looking out the window of somebody else here in St. Louis, USA, where it was drizzling rain on their swimming pool, just as I could see it sprinkling out my own window (see above) at the same moment just before dark.  It seems people can send in videos of views out one of their own windows, and I got to see plants on their windowsills and teddy bears lined up in Luxembourg (see the list above).  This is fun!

Word of the Day
driz·zling  / drĭz′əl / adjective =  (of rain) falling lightly in very small drops;  Example:  "It was drizzling rain today in my town."
Drizzle is fairly uniform precipitation and is composed of small water drops that fall to the ground.  The only real difference between drizzle and actual rain is that the droplets in drizzle are much smaller.


Helen's Book Blog said...

Ok, I just found my new relaxation experience: windowswap. Thank you for posting about it.

Bonnie Jacobs said...

It's fascinating to gaze out windows all over the world, to see for a few minutes what someone else sees every day, to imagine children at play in their own backyard in Austria, to watch pedestrians in Brixton and automobiles in Copenhagen and cyclists in Shanghai, to enjoy the beauty of flowers blooming on Andrea's windowsill in Toronto, to relax as a breeze ruffles leaves in Helsinki, to smile as a cat in Qatar reacts suddenly to a bird flying by, to see the sun on a steep hillside in Switzerland, to observe a traffic jam beneath Nathan's window in Malaysia, to look at the blue ocean roll in beyond a balcony in France, to peer at rooftops through Nikita's open window in Belarus, to watch puffy white clouds drift past Thasorn's window in Bangkok. Was that a pink face mask (PPE for COVID-19) that I saw hanging from a lamp beside Julia's window in Glasgow? After watching a misty rain outside Sitara's window in India, I decided it was time to get up and do something else for awhile.