Tuesday, October 6, 2009

What's happening outside...

Autumn is coming a little later this year to northern Michigan. The fall colors are only about 1/3 of the way. I imagine it will be another 2 weeks before they peak. Let's check out what's happening outside the log cabin...


Here's a view from the deck.





Looking out at the lake.






Greg needs to do some trimming around the dock. Looks like we're walking out into a rain forest.





Look at these mushrooms I found. Don't they look like 3 marshmallows you want to pop into your mouth?











Scout is taking Greg for a walk....








Would you like to take me for a walk? I promise to be good...

34 comments:

Mom2-2goodboys said...

Beautiful! I love the fall time of year in Michigan. Hoping to get up north to see the color change soon.

Constance said...

I love the colors of Fall. Since we don't get that beautiful artist palette of colors here I have to live vicariously through others! Thanks for giving me a glimpse.

It's actually been decent here lately, lots of rain again but I have been able to keep the windows open for a few days. Today is humid since we're supposed to get T-Storms. Back on goes the A/C!

Today, my youngest moves out of our house and in with his sister who only lives 5 minutes from where he goes to college. Big adjustment time for me! I went grocery shopping yesterday and got SO sad! For the first time in almost 32 years I shopped with no kids in mind! No diapers, Lucky Charms, Pizza Rolls, Mt Dew, Ramen Noodles and so on! Weird!
Connie

Busy Bee Suz said...

Oh, this looks just marvelous. Even the marshmallows. :)
I would take scout for a walk any day. I mean, I would let Scout take ME for a walk any day.

Sandi Keene said...

Beautiful photos! Can't believe how big Scout is getting!

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

The colors are looking beautiful in Michigan! We have barely started fall leaves here. We peak usually the 3-4 week of October, but this year they might be a little early.

I would love to walk Scout!

Goat Creek Grandma said...

Beautiful! I love fall but this year allergies are getting the best of me. Guess it can't be helped when your surrounded by corn fields and their harvesting.

I couldn't believe how much Scout has grown. lol That girl is all legs!!!!

Take care,
Debbie

Mildred said...

Hi Shelley, What pretty, tranquil scenery today. The lake is especially beautiful.

Scout seems to have grown so much each time I see a new photo of her. She's really adorable.

Can't wait til you get lots more color in the trees - looks like it will be a lovely Autumn in your area.

Goat Creek Grandma said...

This may be a repeat as I didn't show it go through the first time.

I love fall too so thanks for sharing the fall pictures. Around here I've had to deal with fall allergies thanks to the corn fields I'm surrounded by. The past week the farmers have been hitting them heavy to get them in.

I can't believe how much Scout has grown! That girl is all legs!!! I would love taking her for a walk.

Take care,
Debbie

Cedar ... said...

Scout is getting bigger! That closeup of the red leave is a nice shot!

Sheryl said...

I would love to take your little puppy for walk - what a cutie.

I love fall, it's so pretty with the color changes. I just am not real fond of the cold that is going to follow.

ctlogcabin said...

Good Morning Shelley ~~ Beautiful Fall Pictures, and what an adorable puppy Scout is, sweet, sweet face. Love the wild look of the dock, just a little piece of heaven you have there. Hugs ~ Connie xox

April said...

If that's any sign of what those fall colors are going to be like, you're in for a real treat! Scout's face melts my heart!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow--has Scout grown!!!! Goodness--you must be feeding him his "Wheaties"...

Love your Fall colors--even though they are late. We still have very few here. SO--we probably won't peak this year 'til November.. That's late for us too.

Hugs,
Betsy

grammy said...

Scout is getting big (o: I love the red...we just don't have red. Look at my latest post 'Not enough leaves' and see how brown and shriveled everything is. Love the picture of the red leaves.

New England Girl said...

Gorgeous colors. I too agree that you're looking at a few more weeks until peak! Our colors are further along, but I think we still have some time as well. I love the areas surrounding your cabin; it is so beautiful!! And my, Scout has grown. What a gorgeous little lady you have. :)

Kelli said...

I just want to curl up with a hot cup of cocoa and look through your autumn pictures for hours. What an idyllic scene. Your blog always brings me such peace. :)

-Kelli
www.ournewoldhouse.com

Ginger said...

Ahh, Scout looks like she is giving the "sad look", begging to go for a walk.
The colors are beautiful there.
The mushrooms look like toasted marshmellows.

George said...

You have more color than we do, although it is definitely starting to look like autumn here as well. If autumn is late hopefully that means you can enjoy it longer.
It was good of Scout to take Greg for a walk. Does Scout do that often?

The Retired One said...

We have been going out in the woods a lot over the last few days, despite the rain...to try and get some photos..and it is so weird..five miles down the road from one spot it will still be all green and around the corner, all color.
Sure hope the rain lets up and the wind doesn't get too strong so we can all get some better pictures soon!
These of yours were great....the lake looks like it is down despite all the rain?

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

I really like your pictures this time. The single red leaf, the overgrown dock, and the fall colors just peeking through all the green. And of course your hubby and scout. Nice shots!

Madison said...

I love your log cabin! And your dog! And Fall! I love a lot more but this would be the longest short comment EVER!LOL

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

We're a little bit ahead of you--our peak may be this weekend.
Your Fall colors are beautiful!
I enjoyed each and every one of your pictures! Scout is wonderfully beautiful too! Charming capture!
Blessings to you!
Claudia O.

NCmountainwoman said...

Lovely unfolding color. And Scout looks so sweet and innocent! I'm sure she never gets in trouble.

Rural Rambler said...

Shelley that walk to the dock is awesome! Beautiful Autumn pictures and a wonderful deck to view them from!

Jane In The Jungle said...

I think the color is late here also.
Those pics of her walking Greg are hysterical!!

rosemarie said...

it sure looks beautiful,you have more colors then we have,tell scout i will take him for a walk..lol im going to michigan this week ,cant wait to see the colors up by frankenmuth..

Catherine Holman said...

The colors are gorgeous! Hope we have a colorful fall this year.

John Poole said...

It looks like Scout was high-five'ing Greg! Love all the colors, too! ;-)

reliv4life said...

oh it is already beautiful! so does she not like the leash or was she just jumping around playing? those big puffy round mushrooms are poisonous by the way - found out at a class at MSU the offered - lots of people collect their own mushrooms up here in the wild - after that class I decided I would just continue buying mine at the store thank you very much!

74WIXYgrad said...

Looks like I need to come up for a cup of coffee sometime.

janicole said...

I really love the color of nature come autumn. Very relaxing! Thanks for giving us a glimpse of your place.
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Charli and me said...

Good afternoon Shelly, The pictures are all beautiful, and that little Scout, well she looks so sweet. I hope you are having a beautiful day ♥

Denise said...

The leaves are beginning to change here, too! I love the fall colors.

XXDenise

Scout is getting so big!

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