Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Early Spring at the Log Cabin?

"If I had my life to live over, I would start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall. I would go to more dances. I would ride more merry-go-rounds. I would pick more daisies.” - Nadine Stair


I really think I'm beginning to see signs of an early spring at our log cabin. Maybe it's wishful thinking but I submit the following as evidence.

My Black-capped Chickadees have been investigating the nest boxes I set up.



The creek has gotten wider.



Our lake ice is starting to break up.



And Baby has asked me where the patio furniture is. Psst! Jen - Baby says hello!

32 comments:

*Jingles* said...

It's a beautiful sight, Spring! Your photos are lovely :)

Constance said...

It's no surprise living in Texas, that some of the trees are beginning to bud and that the daffodils down the street are in their blooming glory! Spring is lovely but doesn't last nearly long enough! We go from Spring to Summer in about 3 weeks! BLECH!
Connie

Baby is TOO cute!

Charli and me said...

Oh I hope your right! I love the pictures you posted! I hope you have a lovely day :>)

SandyVTW said...

I think so, early spring is beautiful and fun!

Judy said...

Isn't it interesting that we both focused on "Spring" today? It must be coming soon. Love your photography!!!

The White Bench said...

Your animal pictures are always GREAT, Shelley!
Hope Spring is just around the corner- in the garden, this mornig I discovered snowdrops and hellebores...
Monica x.
P.S. A BIG thank you for your sweet comment!!:))

Dawnie said...

your right,,i see signs to. i think our excitement is coming to an end here though--winter storm warning tonight thru tomorrow night--9 inches!

Pam at Antique or Not said...

Shelley, you take the BEST pics!

dAwN said...

yeah...break out the patio furniture..WAIT HOLD UP...was that snow...hold off a few more days..

Brandi said...

You are so lucky you get to have four season! We just go from hot to cold to hot!

Love the pictures.

Screen Door said...

Positively my favorite bird.... Tough little guys, think of the winters they make it through. Thanks for sharing.

Bobbi said...

What a cute squirrel!!

I'm so ready for spring! I'm still trying to clean out from the huge ice storm of 3 weeks ago - we had no electricity for 8 days! I lost several large trees. :(

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Brrrrr---doesn't look like spring to me up there yet.. There's still alot of snow around...BUT--maybe it will gradually melt!!!! You obviously know the signs!!!!

We have some daffodils popping up along with some crocus and hyacinths.. That's our signs of spring!!!!

Has your Baby got a 'thing' for one of Jen's squirrels????? I've got some old gray ones here --if you want to introduce Baby to them. Well--on the other hand, I guess we have enough squirrels (pests) here... ha ha

Have a great day.
Hugs,
Betsy

American Way Farm said...

Love your quote by Nadine Stair. As I get older the list of things I'd do more of, or do differently, grows longer. Guess I'd better get busy doing them. Love the pictures. -Sandy

Jen said...

Oh you've done it now...I don't want Spring Fever yet, well actually I got some in WalMart today.
Tell Baby if he doesn't want to come here in that box, I am willing to get him a plane ticket; coach of course.

Shellmo said...

Jingles - thanks so much! I think I'm going to "wish" spring here!

Connie - I can't wait to see daffodils again! I'm so jealous!

Charli - Glad you liked the photos! Can't wait till I can post one of blooming flowers! :-0

Sandy - Winter has worn out its welcome with me! lol!

Judy - great minds think alike!

Monica - you're the sweetest! :)

Dawnie - shall I call you the GRINCH of spring?! LOL!!

Pam - thank you - I'm trying to improve!

Dawn - I checked the extended forecast at the cabin - it's suppose to snow wed, thurs and friday. Um...I guess I'll hold off on that patio furniture. Drats!

Brandi - I love the 4 seasons - just wish winter was 1 month shorter!

Screen Door - I'm amazed at the Chickadee's resilience!

bobbi - sorry to hear you lost some trees! And 8 days of no electricity?! Poor thing!!

Betsy - I'm envious to hear of all those flowers you have! Baby squirrel is looking for warmer weather!

Sandy - I just found this quote and it really reminded me of more things I want to do before I leave this earth. Glad you liked it!

Jen - Baby says to send the plane tickets. But i would like him back come June.

Ginger said...

I wish I could see some signs of spring here, but I haven't seen a thing. We had a little snow again last night and today the wind is blowing. But before long I will be complaining about the heat!! lol

Darla said...

Yes Spring is closer than it was. Great photos, looks like that snow will be gone in a bit, better run get those tulips!

John Poole said...

Here in Connecticut, we had about six weeks of consistent, sub-freezing temperatures and a lot of snow. Now, it's just a little warmer! Saturday was a veritable spring day. But now temps are dropping again.

Nice to see "Baby" still visiting you!

grammy said...

I guess spring is closer...we have had a mild winter, so I know we will get a big storm this spring. Loved the eagle picture.

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Do you think it might be wishful thinking on your part. I was sweeping my front walk thinking the same thing. I think there is a liitle snow in our forecast. A girl can dream can't she!
denise

Powell River Books said...

By the time I get back to Powell River next week I will have been away for over two weeks. I wonder what I will find. We have no snow, but my signs will need to be the plants and birds. I hope there are some good signs. - Margy

Shellmo said...

Ginger - I think we're getting some of your snow tomorrow!

Darla - I would love to see tulips blooming right now!

John - I think my early spring is become a faded reality! Baby says hello too!

grammy - you're probably right about spring storms!

Denise - yep - I'm dreaming! Then I wake up to a HARSH reality! LOL!

margy - I hope there are good signs for you when you return!

country gal said...

I love Spring! I wish we had those signs...but....We still have a lot of cold weather but now snow. It's no fair!!! lol!

Love, Joy =D

JyLnC said...

That little chickadee is so cute! Did you pass their inspection or will you have to redecorate for their nesting needs? :>)

Cassie said...

What wonderful powers of observation you have! As usual, fine pictures.

MindyLew said...

Thanks for giving me some HOPE!! I am so tired of this cold weather!!
Loved the picture of your chickadee!!

74WIXYgrad said...

Spring training has begun. That's another sign.

Catherine Holman said...

Great photos and I still love your squirrel! My computer is up and running again, so I just wanted to stop in and say Hi!
Hugs,
Cathie

Catherine Holman said...

Great photos and I still love your squirrel! My computer is up and running again, so I just wanted to stop in and say Hi!
Hugs,
Cathie

A. Joy said...

What a cool looking squirrell! We don't have squirrells like that around here - great photo!

Sandy said...

Oh..you're thawing...great and had to laugh about that cougar up above.