April (snow) Showers!

Our local ski mountain closed their lifts for the season about two weeks ago. Between then and now, we experienced few days where the temps peaked in the 70s. It was definitely feeling like spring. Then last Monday night it started flurrying and we woke up the next morning to about a foot of snow. […]

Some Birds

Though, I have never considered myself a “birder,” I have always enjoyed watching and photographing birds. My office in the Highmount House offers a second story western view, as well as a northern. I got really lucky almost right off the bat with a handful a owl sightings. The longest lens that I own is […]

The Deck

When we first saw the house, we knew the the front deck needed to eventually be replaced. It was haphazardly slapped together. None of it was compliant with current code. In fact, virtually every aspect of it was in violation. Aside from that, it wasn’t much of an eye pleaser. Despite all of that, replacing […]

Stuff We Made Out of the Old Deck Pt. 2

When we first moved in and built the fire pit up past one of the old logging trail roads on the property, we decided on a spot that happened to be directly in front of an only slightly sloped area set perfectly between two trees. It sits right where the hill takes a sharp turn […]