I moved to my current abode two years ago today. I feel very blessed to live where I do. I was unhappy in my previous place, and that probably boosted my appreciation of this place even more.
The inside is nothing remarkable, but I like it. I have bamboo floors and berber carpet that looks decent even when it needs to be vacuumed. My ceilings are slightly taller than average, so the rooms feel more spacious. I love my bathroom, and the fact that I have so many windows.
But I mostly moved here for the view.
Sometimes I will walk by my back door and glance outside thinking how crazy it is that I get to see that from my livingroom, instead of some other person's apartment, a parking lot or a street.
The scene is always changing, and I've tried to photograph every version, as you well know.
Sometimes the lake freezes a little. In the winter I can see more of the water, but in the summer it's all lush and more private feeling.
In the spring, I have the perfect view of rainbows.
And then there's the wildlife. I love that I have been able to see so many animals right from my deck. Beavers are always fun to watch in the morning or evening.
One year I even saw an otter. I've also seen deer a few times, and of course plenty of squirrels.
I even enjoy nutria sightings, despite how nasty they are.
And then there are the birds...
Having the lake means lots of waterfowl, like herons, cormorants, geese and several types of ducks. (I don't think I've ever used the word "waterfowl" before.)
Of course the mallards hang out year round, along with wood ducks, but in the winter I see several other types.
And when I feel like venturing downstairs, there is more loveliness.
When I move someday, I know I will miss this place, but I'm just glad to have it now. It's perfect for me. It makes me always want to live on some body of water, though I don't think that's very realistic. :)
What's your favorite thing about your home?