Since everyone is doing it, here's my kitchen sink:
I have a lovely view of my neighbor's kitchen window. Fortunately, they keep their blinds down all the time, so I'm comfortable leaving my blinds up all the time. I want to be able to catch every tiny ray of sunlight I possibly can.
Note the pile of dirty dishes. It's mid-afternoon on a Saturday, so there are breakfast, lunch, snack and even dinner-prep dishes in there. On the window shelf is my Kitchen Madonna, the baby monitor, a candle, and a vase for pens and pencils. Bill bought the cross hanging from the window in New Mexico.
To the right of the kitchen sink is this typical view:
I love having a peninsula. I am much more accepting of my little helpers if I can keep them over there and not in my own work triangle. Even if I'm only doing the dishes, I almost always have company and the peninsula is a great spot for snacks for whoever feels the need to bend my ear.