Friday, June 28, 2013

Photo Challenge, Week 26: You Pick

We are officially halfway through the year.
Can you believe it?
I can't. It went so very quickly - as time always does.

This week the prompt for the weekly photo challenge from Sally at The Studio Sublime was:
 You pick - What are you focusing on this week?

I'm sure this is going to be a very interesting hop around the group!
My big focus this week was coming home from vacation to a finished deck! I know, this is probably mundane in the scheme of things but I was very excited. We started the house in 2007, we were able to occupy it in 2010 (notice I didn't say "we finished it") and the deck was added in 2013. Hmmm, I wonder what is going to happen in 2017....?

I have chronicled the move into the yurt with blog posts called "yurtgress" and I suppose this is technically a yurtgress post. You can see some of the building process here and here. This is the yurt before the deck - my first thought upon seeing it built with the skylight added was that I was living in a baby bottle complete with nipple.

Not the best illustration but all of my good shots are on the dead computer.
Now it looks like a completed house.
It looks finished.


It looks like it belongs in the tropics - not Montana!
But that's OK.
I'll take it.
We chose to keep the spindles out of the one section so as to not impede the view to the river. They are in the basement so we have them if we ever decide to sell the house.



I even took some "artsy" shots.


We are both enjoying it. The wait was worth it. We sit out and enjoy our coffee on it in the morning and then just enjoy the evenings together. It goes all around the house which is fantastic. I just have one big problem....


*sigh*

Be sure to check out all of the other "You pick" posts at The Studio Sublime.


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25 comments:

  1. HAHAHA thankfully I just finished my cup so I didn't spit tea. Oh sigh indeed. I can just imagine, hey they finally got me some stairs to come around this side...Love it!

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  2. Your deck looks fabulous and I guess the goats like it too! I love the artsy photos!!

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  3. Your house is beautiful and the deck is wonderful - Oh I wish....!

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  4. Your deck is divine! What a wonderful place to start and end your days!

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  5. the goats want to know what took you so long to add the deck! it really looks wonderful!

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  6. I love your yurt. I could easily live there.

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  7. Just sooooooo much fun! Not the time it took to finish, although well worth the wait, but the house warming guests!

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  8. That deck is wonderful. Looks like a great place to live. I can see a gate coming at the bottom of the steps. The goat We had would push in the screen and eat my houseplants.

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  9. Ha Ha Ha!! I love it!! First I love the house - and your new deck is fabulous! But the little ones at your door or just too cute for words!

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  10. The deck really accents your yurt. Obviously the goats love it too.

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  11. How wonderful! The deck is beautiful and really does make the home...ah, yurt. I looooove the goats!!! They make me smile. I have always wanted to visit Montana and your photos confirm that I absolutely must get there someday.
    ~Ema
    http://www.emakdesigns.com/blog

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  12. Love your deck. It looks amazing and what a great view you have to sit and enjoy. Goat-babies also seem thrilled to be more easily able to check on Mom! I guess they are able to navigate the steps just fine - adorable!

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  13. It looks absolutely gorgeous and relaxing. I could sit on that deck for a very long time... perhaps even take a snooze if the goats would let me.

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  14. ROFL...you need a kid-die gate apparently! (sorry....)

    Your deck looks like a great addition!..and what a cool house.

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  15. I love it! A neighbor of ours built one last year and painted it green. I really love your deck. I'd be out there all day reading and looking at the amazing scenery!!

    Would love to see photos of the inside!

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  16. I think I have some early yurt pictures... you want me to look? I think it looks great with the deck! Abby thinks she an asset mobile lawn ornament!

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  17. Love the new addition. It really makes the homey look. The goats are certainly curious!

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  18. Oh dear, I'm green with envy over you yurt! What a beautiful home in a beautiful setting!! Your addition is just as beautiful. And yes, even the goat is beautiful. Thanks for sharing, and I can't wait to see what's next

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  19. Patty, the yourt is absolutely gorgeous!! Love the deck - you're right, it completes the home perfectly. I actually had hubby worry for a moment, we are driving (he's driving, I'm reading blogs :)) and when I got to the last picture I burst into loughs! He wasn't sure why - and we're going through the Appalachians...

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  20. Good things come to those who wait isn't that how it goes? Beautiful and you could run laps around if you choose to. I have dog nose prints on my windows - guess you have goat ones! So cute!

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  21. Love these before and after photos. Those goats are too much.

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  22. I love the yurt- the deck is perfect. Too bad about the 'peeping Tom'! Though he is rather cute.

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  23. It is amazing how much the deck changes the overall look. Love it!

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