I have a huge office window. This might be a dangerous spot to place someone like me who is easily distracted by sights in addition to strong daydreaming tendencies.
From my window I watch the ebb and flow of college students as they go through the rhythms of their hourly class changes. The kids walk with purpose--a backpack slung over one shoulder with the opposite hand clutched around a cell phone crammed against the ear. Every so often, someone from the outside will have just enough curiosity to look in. I catch their eye and then smile. Mostly, the gesture is returned.
I've enjoyed three photo ops from the comfort of my desk which caused me to grab my camera and fling open the door to the outside. The first: A student wearing a leather flying cap who had made three snowballs and was walking down the sidewalk juggling. The second, a girl with a camera who photographically studying a nearby oak tree. I took her photo from my window but then went outside to talk a little 'shop.' And then yesterday, a pet bunny rabbit frolicked on a nearby grassy patch.