Saturday, February 21, 2009

Live from the Snowman Cam!

I have a little addiction I need to tell you about! I am addicted to the live streaming Snowman Cam in Gaylord, Michigan. This isn't too far from our log cabin. This live streaming snowman cam originally started out as a way for a gentleman named Ken Borton to keep his family informed about the weather conditions in his area. This web cam has now become famous and has been featured on ABC, USA Today as well as receiving many awards such as the Top Nature Cam. His web cam is focused on his wooden snowman, his goose statue and a thermometer. If you check it out sometimes - you'll see bear, turkey, deer, birds, squirrels and much more! I check it almost every day (this photo is from this afternoon) and I love seeing who visits his yard. Sometimes you'll see the goose and the snowman dressed up. Overall, its just a fun site to visit!

P.S. We weren't able to make it to the log cabin this weekend - there were just too many winter warnings for us to risk it. So now that my crying is under control, I am going to do a little shopping and find some cool items for the cabin. Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Holding the log cabin together

I love this log post in our cabin! I keep looking at it thinking we should carve something on it - but the hubby muttered something about this being "load bearing" and do I want the whole cabin to collapse. Can we paint it? No! (Sometimes I like to ask Greg questions I already know the answer to. It makes for a very fun day!)

We are going to watch the weather this morning and make sure there isn't a blizzard before we we try to drive up to the log cabin. If we are unable to make it up there, I will be sobbing uncontrollably. (Afterwards I will need to go shopping to BUY something for the log cabin cuz that will make me feel better.) What do you have planned this weekend? P.S. I will be having another giveaway soon! It's time!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Experiencing nature at the Log Cabin

One of the biggest joys of where our log cabin is located is all the beautiful nature that surrounds us. Whether it's out our cabin door or in the next county over - Northern Michigan has a wild beauty all its own.

Nature can be so peaceful......

Like water running over snow covered rocks in the Ausable River....

A beautiful Doe frolicking in the woods....

A group of Mallard Ducks swimming soft circles.....

Or it can be vicious like a cougar attacking your arm!

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!

Monday, February 16, 2009

"F" is for Flight

Welcome to A-Z Mondays, where Jen at Unglazed is our host! Please visit her site to participate and visit other participants. Today's letter is "F" and my "F" is for "Flight" as that is what happened when I scared this Bald Eagle! Greg and I went driving down to our secret eagle viewing spot with the hopes I could get some good photos. Well the eagle was there - unfortunately I had 3 things going against my potential National Geograhic submission:
  1. He was far away - even for my zoom lens to get a clear photo.
  2. I had telephone wires in my way.
  3. He was testy! As soon as I made an ever so quiet move to get a little closer - whoosh! He was flying off into the vast sky!

That's okay. He was still magnificent to see!