We have a huge deck off the back of our house. It faces out towards the canyon. The deck is accessible from the upstairs master bedroom and/or a spiral staircase off of our patio. It runs close to the whole length of our home. (It's great for parties!) We built the deck many years ago to take advantage of the beautiful mountain views we have. In fact, we can also actually see a small glimpse of the ocean from one corner of the deck.
Briefcase is off
vacationing working on a tropical island this week. He was there all of last weekend too. Doesn't his life suck? While he's been gone we've had two back to back storms. I've been snapping pictures off of our deck almost daily to share with him when he returns. Last Saturday I posted a beautiful picture of a rainbow. We get a lot of rainbows off the lake behind our house.
Here are a few more photos. They were all taken over the last few days from our backyard deck. I never tire of the mountains. The colors and look of them change constantly based on the weather and the time of day. This first shot is of sunset on the mountain behind our house. You can see the slight dusting of snow on the mountain. It always looks ominous during storms.
The next photo is another rainbow.
If you look south, the view changes to smaller mountains and hills. If I'd taken this next photo a little further towards the right, you'd see a sparkly section in the distance. The sparkle is caused by the light reflecting off the ocean.
Yesterday the sun was back out again, but temperatures remained chilly. The mountain looks much friendlier in the sunlight. The dirt path towards the bottom of this photo is a trail where Briefcase runs with our retrievers on a regular basis. It leads down to the lake behind our house.
The dogs love to run back in the canyon. When they get hot they swim in the lake to cool off. Now if I could just convince them to take a shower when they get back home.
Palm trees and snow. It's beautiful here – I love it!