Saturday, August 11, 2012

Looking out my Back Door

Because our home is a work-in-progress and not quite ready for blogtime yet, I decided to post about our lovely outdoor view. We bought our house  a year ago, although it is a rather small home we have a great view of the outdoors from our dining area. This indoor pic came out rather dark but I decided not to enhance anything. Just another cloudy day in the Pacific Northwest!


I think it is so pretty here that even a cloudy day looks just as good as a clear day. This area is newly developed so there are still open fields and we were lucky enough to have one as our backyard!

Our yard is small but the open field behind us provides us with a great view from our dining area. Less for hubs to mow too! We can enjoy the view without doing any of the work. Our house is one of the few that doesn't have a fence yet. Since it is so pretty here I think we might wait a while too! We still need to add plants and outdoor furniture to our little yard.

Beyond this hill a new housing development will be going in, but they haven't started to build yet which is great news for us.  Hopefully we will have this open view of the field for a lot longer than we think.

The field now has wildflowers that really enhance the view. I love the trees here. I'm originally from the Midwest, so these evergreen trees really inspire me.

 A close up of some of the wildflowers. The white lacy ones are either queen anne's lace or hemlock, which is a weed you should avoid. I didn't even know what these were till we moved here.

We even have sunny skies on occasion.

I took these pictures a few weeks ago of the sunset. I really like this one because the cloud that is on the horizon has a peak on it and resembles a mountain.

We are so lucky to have this outdoor view. Since we don't have a fence yet, we have all this open space to look at instead of our neigbors houses and yards.

I wasn't sure how these evening pics would come out, but the sky was so nicely lit that even my little canon point & shoot took some nice pics.   

These pics were taken during sunset about a week ago. The sky was incredible looking that night.

The colors of the sunset stretched from west to east and beyond. These pics just don't do it justice. It would have been amazing as a panoramic image.

These pics were all taken of the western sky.

The colors were so vibrant. I have read that the fires in Russia are putting a haze in the sky that is making it more colorful at sunset. Whatever the reason I love it!

  I like the contrast of the wildflowers in the foreground against the blazing color of the sunset.

Images of the sunset reflected in the Northeast.

This picture doesn't really capture what these clouds were doing in the NE sky. They appeared to be one cloud splitting in two, revealing almost identical images.

When you have this kind of beauty to reflect upon, all your worries seem to disappear and you can appreciate the true beauty of nature once again.

 I am joining

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  1. how absolutely gorgeous! I love seeing the landscapes and the skies of other places. thanks for the pics, and the zen look of nothing in the house is a beauty in its own right!

    1. Thanks for the nice comment Lady! I was focusing on the minimalist look of the house with the beauty of the outdoors. You are so right it is zen like and I do follow that philosphy to some extent as well. I've been on your blog a few times recently admiring your projects, but I have been rather bad about leaving comments lately. I'll visit soon!

  2. Stopping by from Debbiedoos! I sure wish this was the view outside my window! Absolutely gorgeous. Love the skies one, really so nice to see. My fingers are crossed you’ll share your landscape creative inspiration tonight with Sunday’s Best – sharing is a good thing!

  3. Was tickled pink you shared with us, and still love seeing your views, so very pretty! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  4. Hi, I'm a MFA film student from Columbia College Chicago. We are looking for a lovely wildflower field for our next year's production. Which neighborhood is this located in?

  5. Hi, I'm a MFA film student from Columbia College Chicago. We are looking for a lovely wildflower field for our next year's production. Which neighborhood is this located in?


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