Saturday, January 17, 2009

A snowy morning at the Log Cabin

Well this morning we hit a high of 2 degrees! I think Greg should fire up the barbecue to celebrate! ha,ha! How is the weather in your area today?

Here is the view from our deck. Sometimes I put seeds on the deck posts for the Chickadees to help themself (not counting the other 5 bird feeders we have!)

view from deck

Hope my little trees make it this winter!

snowy trees

Here is my sweet little Downy Woodpecker!

downy wp

Here was our snowy drive to breakfast this morning!

drive to breakfast

34 comments:

wendy said...

The little woodpecker is really cute!
Here in upstate NY we have about a foot of snow and it was -2 this AM!

Dawnie said...

OH Shellmo--your like us! We are lightly snowing and probably about 2 whopping degrees also. I'm outta bird seed and that is one of my chores today! I cant get enough of bird watching. It drives the cat crazy but hey--it gives em something to do.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

How beautiful it is there! We are about 20 degrees here now. Our pump to our well froze and we have no water...It is being fixed right now.

TWB said...

Simply breathtaking

Bobbi said...

At least you have snow with your 2 degree weather. We're having sub-zero weather in Kentucky, but no snow! If it's going to be cold, I'd like to enjoy it with a little snow!

Lady of the Mote said...

as pretty as it is,I am so tired of winter,already,lol!!!!
still, going to be a will for spring melt yet.

Charli and me said...

Lovely pictures. Stay warm. It's snowy and cold here.

Jen said...

-1 this morning but it is on the rise.
We grilled the other night, we do year round. Well, my husband does. He does anything for a good steak!

Riet said...

Love your log cabin and the birds are all beautiful

Sandi Keene said...

Sunny and 59 here. Love the pics! I would cozy up next to the fireplace with a good book if I were there.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Well I'm still waiting, Shelley... I keep waiting on your to get in your private jet and bring me some snow. PUH-LEASE!!!!!

No snow here yet--other than bits and pieces flying around in the air.

Great pictures form the Log Cabin. But I do have a question... How hungry were you in order to get OUT in that mess to go and have breakfast??????? Yipes!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Cassie said...

Okay, today's high in Phx is 79 degrees.I'd trade you the sunshine for some snow any day.Patrick says it's my turn to be depressed :>( being here since he is the whole time I'm in Idaho without him. Mean hubby. Love the little fluffy woodpecker. You take such pretty pics.

George said...

Great pictures, Shelley. We're almost as cold as you are, but no snow. I think it would have to warm up in order to snow here.

grammy said...

pretty snowy pictures. It is still unseasonably warm here in the Denver area. Sixties! Stay warm. are you totally recovered from the flu you had. Hope I am not having a senior moment...think it was you with the flu (o:

Shellmo said...

Wendy - We are expecting 5-7 inches tonite! Let's see who can build a bigger snowman! lol!

Dawnie - I hope the weather isn't too bad for you to drive out for the bird seed!

Penny - Sorry to hear about your well - hope it gets fixed soon!

TWB - thank you!

Bobbi - I hope you get some snow!

Lady of the Mote - even me being the snow lover that I am - I'm ready for spring!!

Charli - we've got the fireplace fired up!

Jen - our charcoal grill is buried in a snowdrift - hubby is sad! lol!

Riet - thank you and glad you came by!!

Sandi - I've been baking like crazy!

Betsy - we get used to driving in this weather and I was craving the pecan crusted french toast at our favorite breakfast place! lol!

Cassie - I cannot remember what 79 degrees feels like! lol!

George - Our snow hasn't stopped!

Grammy - it was me on my deathbed w/ the flu - lol! Thanks for asking - I'm much better! Now I'm craving warm weather!

City Mouse said...

This cold snap is something else, isn't it? I'd been thinking about how unusual it is - it is hitting such a large area of the United States. Pics are gorgeous, though!

Kathy Feightner said...

Very pretty pictures I like the birds.

reliv4life said...

isn't is so weird how when it has been below zero for awhile and suddenly it is above zero and it feels warm?!! I have still not figured it out! We have been having unbelievably warm weather! today is 40.

April said...

Oh, it's pretty cold here, too, but certainly not 2 degrees! Wow...now that's COLD!!!

I love the pic. you took of the Downy Woodpecker! I can just feel the frigid cold air when I look at the one of the snow-covered road. Brrrr!!!

Shellmo said...

City Mouse - I keep wondering when its going to end!

Kathy - thank you! They are wonderful to watch!

Michele - you are right! Now I'd be grateful for 10 degrees even!

April - glad you like the Downy - they are plentiful here by our cabin.

Cedar ... said...

Fantastic shot of the woodpecker! Love it!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Hi Shelley,
Discovered your blog via Betsy and George down in Crossville, TN....
I'm just a piece down the road, closer to Nashville.
What a lucky lady you are, living in a log house is a dream of mine, one I hope to fulfill one day, and surround it by those Great Smoky Mountains.
We have a log cabin builder here in the County, they seem to be very popular, I wish I could help represent them, but they are never hiring :(
Old Timer Log homes is their name.
Hope to visit you often, keep warm !

Judy said...

You have just been tagged by me. If you visit my blog you will get the fun details.

Loagan Ranch said...

Looks gorgeous! I'm wondering what has happened to MY winter!! We've had 58 degrees now for 2 weeks! I'm ready for some more snow!

A. Joy said...

Well your chickadees are adorable all fat and cuddly looking! You feed them well! We were just wondering how you get such gorgeous bird pictures - if you have feeders up etc..
Your little trees are darling too.
Our big freeze and snow storm is long gone and now we're just really foggy around here.

Constance said...

I always enjoy your birdie pictures! The little "woody" is especially cute!

We are back in the 60's again today, nice and sunny. While I am sure that sounds really appealing to a lot of folks, I sure do miss having an actual winter down here. Our winter is more like fall and I miss having snow and crisp cold mornings!
Connie

Art said...

It was 4 degrees at our cabin this morning. My neighbors water line froze and we had to use a heat gun to thaw it out.

Goat Creek Grandma said...

I just discovered your blog today and have enjoyed the writing even though I wasn't able to see any of the pics. They were all x'd out. :(

My DH and I have a dream of building a small cabin someday and I think your blog will help inspire us!

Thank you,
Debbie

Leedra said...

It is very cold here, below zero Friday night, just not sure how low. Depends which station you listen to.

No snow!!! Betsy and I keep looking.

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Mona at Cabin and Camp said...

Great pictures, as usual, Shelley. The woodpecker shot is fabulous!

But I love the chickadees, too.

74WIXYgrad said...

Tell Greg to throw on a couple of racks of ribs. I'm on my way.

Ginger said...

That is way too cold. I would imagine you have 4 wheel drive to get around there, don't you?
We are thawing out. Still cold, but the snow is melting in patches.
About the time it is gone, it will be time for another storm.
Stay warm

Shellmo said...

Cedar - those woodpeckers just make great photography subjects!

Brit in Tenn - thank you so much for coming to visit me & I will visit you too! Hope your log home dream comes true - I know Tenn is very beautiful!

Judy - I'll be over!

Loagan - it's almost fall over there by you! lol!

A.Joy - thank you! I do have a lot of bird feeders up - especially on the trees near our deck.

Connie - glad you liked my birdies! I imagine you get beautiful ones in your area!

Art - When I left our cabin today - it was 8 degrees - felt like a heat wave! lol!

Goat Creek - welcome! I hope you can see my photos next time!!

Leedra - I hope you post pics once you get your snow! Betsy too!

Mona - there's just something so sweet about the chickadees!

Wixy - we'll be expecting you!

Sharon/primthyme said...

Shelley,
I just love all of your photos.We have been having this same weather all last week.Saturday are pipes froze !!I hope it changes soon.We had light snow again lastnight.
Prim Hugs & Blessings,
Sharon