Sidebar: The View
The reason I bought the property, as well as the reason for the location of the house, is all because of the view of a place I call the Deep Ravine. Admittedly it's not all that spectacular; indeed, it's fairly ordinary. It's just a tiny slice of wilderness with just enough drama to captivate me. And since it's mostly wetland beyond my property line, there are no signs of humans as far as the eye can see, creating an effective illusion that I have it all to myself.
After living on the property for over three years, I've been able to enjoy The View with a full palette of seasonal colors and meteorological moods. Each day as I was building the house, I'd stand in what will eventually be my living room and photograph it. Hover over an image to see when it was taken; click to enlarge it.