We don’t give much thought to walls and windows of the outdoor world. Inside our nest we pay more attention to them by adorning walls with precious photos and inspiring artwork. Our windows are our connection to the great outdoors even if we don’t have mesmerizing vistas that sweep us away, we can add green beauties onto the windowsills or dress windows with fine silks or textiles that comfort us. But what about the facade? The facade of a building is often the most important aspect from a design standpoint, as it sets the tone for the rest of the building. From the engineering perspective, the facade is monumental due to its impact on energy efficiency. In our rush-and-make-something-of-ourselves mode we neglect our outdoor supporting walls and protective transparencies that graciously grant light to permeate into our homes.
Outdoor strolls of LB whisk me away to a euphoric zone because of how passionate locals are willing to express themselves with the facades of their nests or other establishments. In addition to learning from the wise one, Ruben, I have seen the power of walls and windows throughout the town through our bi-weekly garden walks. I may not get the opportunity to see what the rest of the world has to offer, but I’m not complaining about how I’ve been transfixed by this charming ocean-side paradise. If you are like me and are inflicted with wanderlust but can’t make it pass your hometown, then hit the streets and explore what the walls and windows of your neighborhood have to offer…discover that life has some possibilities left when you surrender to everything around you. And if you happen to be a happy nest owner, do put some thought into your facade…it will make a passerby happy–at least this sun-kissed face will be smiling.