Monday, November 23, 2009

Home Sweet Home

This is the front of our house.  I like to call it "nouveau farmhouse style" because it kind of looks like a farmhouse but it has high tech windows, blown insulation and steel siding and roof.  Brogan is the guard dog.  The window above the garage is my blogging room with a view.

We park the flatbed trailer in the llama pasture to make more room for car parking in the driveway.  See the woodpile?

Here's a little piece of that woodpile. I hauled in wood on Saturday.

These pictures are perhaps a little mundane but this is my world, where I live, where I spend a lot of time and I truly love it here.

Anais Nin said, "Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born."

This is how I feel about blogging memes and making new friends through blogging, that a new world has been born out of my world because it is now seen through different eyes.  Sometimes I will post a picture or say something then find a surprising comment that is like a little revelation.  I like thinking that our connections are creating a new, friendly and encouraging world.  I also enjoy viewing blogs from around the world and learn something new from that as well.

This morning's view from my room is beautiful.

Thank you to all my creative blogging friends!  And thanks to Janie of Utah for saying, "You should start a blog..."

To see what else is happening around the world, visit My World Tuesday.


J said...

Mundane depends on what we're used to - I'm not used to farm houses looking that, or the scenery, so I think its interesting. I never thought to take pictures of my hometown to China cos to me it was so mundane and boring, but my students were fascinated when I showed them images I'd purloined from the internet. In turn, they were befuddled by me taking pictures in the market.

Jo said...

Oh Loran, you're home is beautiful. Now I can picture you blogging and looking out on that stunning scenery. It's lovely to see the snow although you'e probably freezing. Thanks for always visiting my blog. I'll be more regular from now on. Hugs Jo (PS, I've not forgotten your request re travel in SA. Will reply soon)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Loran, I LOVE LOVE LOVE your home. How neat!!!!! And I thought WE had a big woodpile.... HA--not nearly as big as yours. Wow!!!!

I can just see you up there above the garage blogging and gazing out of your window. How special is that!!!!

Thanks SO much for sharing your home with us...


Linda said...

Oh so much space - lucky you! Blogging is a bit like going abroad - you come back and look at your country through fresh eyes. It's so interesting to see your house and view, which are totally exotic to me!

Martha Z said...

A very thoughtful post. Yes, blogging opens a new world and new relationships that I have come to cherish.
On another note, the woodpile is a part of rural life. At our cabin, wood is the only source of heat. Since we are there only late spring to early fall I can indulge myself and split the needed wood by hand. It upsets some of my male neighbors (they think I need help) but I truely enjoy the process. Most of my neighbors use a splitter, a necessity when there is a great deal to be split.

Stephany said...

Your pictures are not mundane at all. The scenery is beautiful. That is some wood pile!

Riet said...

That is a beautiful home. I love it

Gaelyn said...

Loran I'm so glad to have found you in the blog world. Your place is nice looking and your view is great. Thanks for showing us around.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes, Loran! I couldn't agree with you more about blogging and I love the photos of your lovely home! Looks as though you are prepared for the winter and what a lovely view!

Have a great week!


Sunny said...

What a lovely spot to sit and blog...a blog with a view. Love your house.
Sunny :)

Janie said...

Why, you're welcome, Mountain Mama! It's been a fun year. I look at things differently, too, when I'm planning to share them. I think blogging has made me more observant. And of course it's lots of fun to meet other bloggers and learn about their worlds.
You have a lot of wood to burn! You'll be warm no matter what.

Pyatshaw said...

What a great place to live--no near neighbours? ..and such a neat looking logpile!..mind you, it soon disappears. Love your house.

Dorothy said...

Enjoyed seeing your world!! Come over and see mine when you have time.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I think your home is great. I love the log pile. For a time we lived in the White Mountains of Arizona and used firewood to heat the house.

Some people see a fire and think all sorts of warm happy thoughts. My muscles start aching from the memories of the hauling the logs to the house, cutting, splitting, and stacking the wood and then hauling the wood from the stacks to the house every day.

Give me a gas log!!!

Just kidding.

Lisa Wilson said...

You have a wonderful home and view! I didn't know it was Janie's suggestion that you start a blog! :)

Barb said...

Hi Loran,
Wanted to comment here, though I love your blue sky, llama, and barn photos, too. We sure enjoyed our week's journey through parts of your world - we were in SLC, Park City/Canyons, and Boulder (Escalante Wilderness). What a beautiful state you live in! Looks as though you'll be toasty warm when the snow starts to fly. Yes, blogging is a fun way to "travel" all over the world and meet lots of interesting folks - yourself included.

Willene Fagen said...

Oh, I love the way your house looks! It’s really amazing! I’m always fascinated with a simple farmhouse that has very hi-tech facilities. It feels like living in the city while you’re in the country side! Anyway, I’m glad that you chose to have steel roof and sidings. Aside from affordability, steels are also known for its durability and low maintenance.

Willene Fagen