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Imagehaighr
Mar 23, 2010 7:30 PM CST
Name: Candee Gaye
Western Maryland
Been there, Done that!
This is our main deck, from here we have a view of the gardens and the island. The brick bed is home to a variety of lilies, astillbe, elephant ears, dahlias, and salvia. We spend a great deal of time out on this deck especially grilling and chillin!

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Imagehaighr
Mar 23, 2010 7:35 PM CST
Name: Candee Gaye
Western Maryland
Been there, Done that!
We transformed the bar area to the Burning Pickle with this painting I did of a Bird of Paradise.

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Image1AnjL
Mar 23, 2010 8:17 PM CST
Name: AnjL/Annmarie
CA Sierra Mts
Nice!

Here is our 'mini' deck right after I pressure washed it Hilarious!

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Image1AnjL
Mar 23, 2010 8:19 PM CST
Name: AnjL/Annmarie
CA Sierra Mts
and the 'view' from the deck

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All Things Hobby
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Image1AnjL
Mar 23, 2010 8:21 PM CST
Name: AnjL/Annmarie
CA Sierra Mts
and our view from the yard

I wish I could decorate the deck more, but would have to store it all in the basement off season and that's just too much work for me!

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ImageHollyAnnS
Mar 23, 2010 9:06 PM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
That all looks really nice. What great spots to hang out in the summer. Love the painting over the bar. I pressure washed and stained my deck a couple of years ago. Boy it looked almost like new when I was done. Here are a few pictures of my deck.
The upper area comes out the back door and straight out to the pool. It is just an old above ground pool but when we put it in we sunk it a little so that it doesn't seem so high and it is set to sit just under the edge of the upper deck. The upper deck is 12ft wide and 20ft long. Then a year later we added the lower deck. It was just put in as a landing pad. I liked the idea of coming down to a lower deck not just the grass and it seemed to tie the deck in. I would like to put an outside shower on the wall right about where the pool brush is leaning against the wall. I change the plantings in the deck boxes but there is usually Ornamental Sweet Potatoes hanging down and Morning Glories climbing up. Ric built all of this.

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ImageHollyAnnS
Mar 23, 2010 9:16 PM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
That is my Box Pond sitting at the corner of the lower deck. We have several other sitting areas one is a raised brick patio that wraps around the other back corner of the house. The Box Pond use to sit on that patio but when we redid the deck a couple of years ago we moved it and I like the way it fit in. Last year I added a small bed around the one side and behind the Box Pond. Helps hide the pool pump, too.

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Mar 23, 2010 9:30 PM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
This is from the other side of the deck. This area is a fenced dog yard. You can see the fence Ric built for me years ago. It is in pretty bad shape and in need of a refurbish. Most of the lattice has broken pieces where Buddy in his younger days tried to chew his way out. LOL I wanted a curved deck on this side and mapped out what I wanted and Ric turned it into a reality.

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Image1AnjL
Mar 23, 2010 11:50 PM CST
Name: AnjL/Annmarie
CA Sierra Mts
Holly, I love your deck! your yard is beautiful!
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ImageHollyAnnS
Mar 24, 2010 5:50 AM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
Thanks Anjl, I was thinking how nice your house in the woods looks.
We have a lot of work to do in the backyard. We are planning to put in a Greenhouse and a large pond sometime in the future.After those features are installed we can extend the flower beds to fill in.
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Image1AnjL
Mar 24, 2010 2:30 PM CST
Name: AnjL/Annmarie
CA Sierra Mts
We were going to add a second lower level to the deck, and then a patio under that. Our original plans were to move to that house after retirement and turn the basement into a master bed/bath with sliding glass doors to a patio. The problem now is....well you realize as you age just how stupid it is to live on a hill LOL! My DGS loves sledding down that hill, but my body hates the climb back up! Hilarious! so now it will be sold along with the city house and we'll look for flat land in WA instead Smiling
All Things Hobby
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Imagehaighr
Mar 24, 2010 4:15 PM CST
Name: Candee Gaye
Western Maryland
Been there, Done that!
Beautiful setting Anjl and great ideas for the stepdown deck, but I agree, once stepped down, must step back up! I am sure you find just as inviting a setting in the country setting in WA when the time is right!
Holly love your lawn and gardens, love that pond deck situated off the side, great placement. Love that water can fountain and I can just see you chasing them around the pool screaming "shark"!!!
Power washing is what we need to do next before too much starts coming up around the edges. This is the only glimpse I can find right now of the hottub deck. It was just going to be a 4' walk round to get around the hottub, but then I got ideas LOL! It wound up being angled as well facing the center island (which came later) - it is a walkout from our bedroom and the opposite end of this photo then is a one-step up to another sitting area all facing the field of deer which is on the opposite side from out sun garden.

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ImageHollyAnnS
Mar 24, 2010 6:51 PM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
Anjl, Oh yes I know all about the steps. We have two bedrooms upstairs and two bedrooms downstairs. Right now the master bedroom is up but we can move downstairs when we need too.
Candee that is just beautiful.
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Imagehaighr
Mar 24, 2010 7:11 PM CST
Name: Candee Gaye
Western Maryland
Been there, Done that!
We have already moved down! Guess I am ahead of you both considerably in age !!! We have 2 bdrms up and then convered two rooms down into a master suite on the main floor which is the room that opens to the tub. It certainly is handy. We seldom go up but still have a rec room downstairs and laundry room so still have flights down/up! Gotta figure a way to reconfigure that one of these days???
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Mar 24, 2010 8:48 PM CST
Name: AnjL/Annmarie
CA Sierra Mts
I know what you mean. The problem with the cabin is its built into the side of a steep hill. We climb down a bunch of stairs from the street, then stairs to the main level and deck, then more stairs down to the walkout basement. and when you walk out the basement....its just a steep slope for the backyard. nothing flat at this house at all! LOL

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ImageHollyAnnS
Mar 24, 2010 9:28 PM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
Candee, Don't think you would be much older than I am, if at all. My oldest daughter will be 40 in a couple of months.
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Imagehaighr
Mar 25, 2010 5:45 PM CST
Name: Candee Gaye
Western Maryland
Been there, Done that!
Perhaps not, guess we are just getting a head start as we have some slight mobility issues and need to be prepared for what the future holds.
Looks steep Anjl, but great for sledding long as you have a tram to get back up lol!
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Mar 26, 2010 7:54 AM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
Yes since we retired a couple of years ago I have had to have a knee and shoulder surgery it does slow us down a bit. Right now I am having PT for a hip problem that started last summer when I was water skiing. I thought I was 18 and my body let me know that I'm not. Big Grin But hey I think if I lose 10lbs and build up my muscles just a little more I can get back in the swing of it so I will be trying it again next summer. Thumbs up
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Image1AnjL
Mar 26, 2010 9:35 AM CST
Name: AnjL/Annmarie
CA Sierra Mts
Holly, have you ever tried acupuncture? I know it sounds horrible and scary, but it is not. PT wasnt working for me, my doc sent me to acupuncture and after 8 sessions my body really did feel like that of an 18...er okay maybe late 20something year old Hilarious! I was absolutely amazed!
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ImageHollyAnnS
Mar 26, 2010 1:16 PM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
No I haven't tried acupuncture but I don't think of it as scary and I would be very open to trying it. The hip is pretty good now almost done with PT. I had a water skiing tumble last summer and pulled a few muscles/ligaments, I was pretty gimpy for a few weeks but didn't think too much about it. Then a couple of months later I realized that I didn't have much range of motion in that hip but still didn't put it together until I pulled the same set of muscles/ligaments bowling with the grandson. That started me thinking so I went into to see my Orthopedist and he did a few x-rays and said nope the hip is good and I probably tore a lig last summer and he sent me to PT. I have my range of motion back but I still have this nagging lower back ache when I get down on my knees to work. Like weeding, scrubbing floors that stuff I noticed that starting back at the end of the summer and I think it is tied to the hip injury. That is getting better, too but it is still bothering me some. I bet the Acupuncture would be good for that. I'll check it out. Thanks for the suggestion. I keep saying that I want my 30 year old body back. Not that I care if I look like an old Grams but I want to do the same things that I use to and not feel like I have to crawl into bed when I'm done. Big Grin
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