“The little pot of chives looks perky and healthy and a new narcissus planted in pebbles last fall bloomed during the night. The old colored glass that I keep on top of the lower sash makes a rainbow that seems especially lovely in the early morning light. But those are things I could have had in my city window, if I had thought about it. It’s what is beyond the window that is particularly country—the sweep of brown grass, the hill rising beyond the big oak tree and the spare brown and gray beauty of the winter woods. . . .  In fact, maybe the most interesting thing about a country kitchen window is that it invites you outside!” —Celestine Sibley