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I Might be a Giant: Tiny Trees through the Seasons

I was never someone that aspired to live way up at the top of a highrise, in the middle of hundreds of other highrises, but somehow that’s exactly what’s happened.

There are advantages though.

Never having to hear someone else’s footsteps above you, built in thrills when standing close to the window, and best of all, feeling like I might actually be a giant when I look out the window at the trees and roads below.


Summer: I’m pretty sure I could eat these trees since they basically look like broccoli.


Winter Wonderland


Autumn: Candy coloured lollipop trees

I’m sure you’ve noticed the absence of Spring in my Lilliputian landscapes. Something I’ll be sure to remedy after we make it through the dastardly winter.

Do you live in a house or an apartment? What’s the view like from your window?

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  1. So beautiful! That looks like a wonderful neighborhood to be living in a skyscraper 🙂

    November 13, 2016
    • They’ve really done a great job of landscaping in my apartment complex! There are 268 buildings in total so lots of space to work with. 🙂

      November 14, 2016
      • It really does look beautiful. Good luck with capturing your missing season 😉

        November 14, 2016
  2. Love that you’re still able to appreciate nature in the city. 🙂

    November 13, 2016
    • We’re super lucky with our location. Lots of trees in my apartment complex and the Han River close by. Sometimes it’s even possible to forget all the traffic of the city. 😉

      November 14, 2016
  3. These are great! I love the tilt-shift feel of the first one especially; those trees really do look lilliputian! I am living in an apartment with a view out over rooftops for the first time (not as high as you, though), and I kind of like my birds-eye view. Do you ever wish you could just walk out your door, though, instead of dragging everything down an elevator? I’m trying to think about what’s next and I like different things about both housing styles. But back to you: your building and view are stunning!

    November 13, 2016
    • That must be a big switch for you. I feel like maybe the thing I miss about living in a house is the silence. It’s so great not to hear others around you. But I do prefer apartment living myself – far less work than a house, but agree that sometimes the dragging of THINGS down the elevator gets intense. Especially now with the baby. And I do miss having some outdoor space to call my own…

      November 14, 2016
      • I’m starting to see many of the plusses of apartments these days! Interestingly, I don’t miss the silence. It’s the outdoor space and, actually, just a little MORE space overall, that I miss most.

        November 14, 2016
  4. How cute! Great tilt-shift!

    November 14, 2016
  5. Love these series of shots – view from the flat throughout the seasons. So different, yet so similar. I’ve always liked living in apartments, though not very high because me and heights don’t usually see eye to eye, lol. The highest I’ve ever lived was on the tenth floor. That was okay. Today I live on the third floor and it suits me just fine 🙂

    Hahaha, as you said in the comments, the trees below do look like broccoli, albeit very colourful ones!

    November 14, 2016
    • Looking at them makes me hungry. Because you know, I’m a giant. 😉 I also have a healthy fear of heights, which is why you’ll never find me standing right next to the window peering out very often. I get tingles in my toes whenever I even think about it. Though I think my irritation with hearing other people’s footsteps above me might outweigh my fear of heights!! 🙂

      November 15, 2016
  6. Wonderful photos Shelley. I love the autumn one especially.

    November 15, 2016
    • Thanks Alison. It’s a toss-up for me, between autumn and summer. All that broccoli just looks so tasty. 😉

      November 15, 2016
  7. The broccoli! Hehe love that view in every season!

    November 15, 2016
  8. You made an ordinary apartment life look exotic! Good job!

    December 6, 2016
    • Thanks! Looking out the window from that height might be the most exciting part of living there. 😉

      December 6, 2016

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