Saturday, January 2, 2010

Cold temps at the cabin



Time is just flying by! Happy belated Holidays and New Years to all of you my dear blogger friends! Did you see the temperature above on my weather thermometer? It was -5 when I first woke up - ouch! Greg is hanging this up today. Ever since we've built our log cabin, we've become obsessed with the weather. Or maybe it's old age....

The birds have been flocking to our cabin like crazy. I love feeding the chickadees out of my hand - sometimes I want to close my hand on them and bring them inside and make them pets. (No, I'm not going to do this, I just THINK about it...ha,ha!)



Tomorrow I head back downstate, back to reality. I look forward to catching up with you on your blogs. Please let me know of any special posts I might have missed. Also, I need to announce a belated giveaway. Let's start the New Year with a bang!

45 comments:

Sandi Keene said...

Happy New Year Shelley (and Greg and Scout)!

Darla said...

That's freakin' cold Shelley!! The snow is so beautiful though. I think conversations about the weather and all of the gizmos that go with it are age appropriate for us, LOL.

Sandy@American Way Farm said...

Chickadees are my favorite bird. They're so friendly, always happy to see me. Love the pic.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I would also love to make all those critters my pets. I am sure Marvin would be happy to help you with the birdies.
Weather obsession=Old age. Sorry, but that is your warning sign. ;)
Happy New year to you and Greg...and the furry ones too.

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

Brrrrrrr! It is cold here in NC today too. We are at 18 degress...very cold for this area.

Your chickadee picture is so crystal clear! What a great shot.
Have a safe trip.
Hugs,
Penny
p.s. I put the vintage chandelier up in my master bath...posted a couple of posts ago.

m&em said...

Just wanted to tell you that you have a beautiful cabin and blog. You also take wonderful pictures.


Erlinda

joated said...

Jeez, I thought you'd fallen off the edge of the Earth. Instead you've just been snowed and froze!

Hope you all really enjoyed the holidays.

(Now you've got to go crack those books again! Go get 'em!)

New England Girl said...

Chilly!! Happy Holidays and the New Year to both you and your hubby. Hope you're both well and looking forward to the year at hand. :) Have a safe trip back home!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

It's cold here too, Shelley, but not quite as cold as Northern Michigan.. It was 10 degrees when we got up this morning and a little bit of snow (not much but some).... That is COLD for TN.... Brrrrr!!!

Our birds have been flocking to the feeders the past few days here also. I have some great pictures which I will post next week.

I've posted "My 2009 Favorites" this past week--but have taken a few days off from blogging . Will start back on Monday morning

Happy New Year..
Hugs,
Betsy

dj said...

hi shelly........happy new year!.......we are having the same temps here....terribly cold. having to refill the feeders almost everyday. hope you enjoyed your vacay at the cabin.

dj

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

we're all about the weather :-)
we know the outside temp, inside temp, and humidity. Have a safe trip.

bennie and patsy said...

That is a perfect photo, love the sunflower seed in his little beak.
It is cold in Arkansas but not that cold. Have a safe trip home.
New Year hugs
Patsy

Monica@The White Bench said...

Happy New Year to you and your family, dear Shelley!! As for the weather thing, I fear it is old age....HA! That happened to hubby and me too ;)) and we don't have a log cabin!:((((((
Hugs to Scout and you,
Monica and Kimxx

J. Moses(Tri-State Media Watch Editor) said...

For Cincinnati, it is the coldest start to a new year in 33 years (January 1977, the average temp over the first 5 days was 27, they're expecting us to average around 24 degrees...OUCH is right!

Daisy said...

-5 degrees! Yikes! Hope you're staying warm, Shelley! That chickadee is a real cutie.

Carol said...

Hi Shelley!

So good to see a new post from you! I love your cabin birds.

Warm wishes for a wonderful 2010!

Hugs,
Carol

Jane In The Jungle said...

Whoa...and I thought it was cold here!!!

Michelle Dawn said...

Wow that is cold. It's been getting pretty cold here too. Love the bird pic.

KentuckyFarmGirl said...

Happy belated New Year to you too! It's cold here also but not that cold! Love the chickadee shot!

grammy said...

It is cold there!!
we are warming up some... probably gearing up for the next snow storm (o:
Reality... not so bad really. Kind of nice to have a regular routine for a change.

♥Mimi♥ said...

Woke up yesterday to -15, today -3. You want cold? Come on up to the SOO!☺

The Early Birder said...

BRRRrrr...that sure is cold Shelley. The garden birds are frantic at the feeders over and it's 30degF warmer than at your cabin.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Happy New Year to you Shelley. I posted a link to your blog in one of my posts last week. I hope everyone visited you!
Blessings,
Marcia

Calming Scents said...

Oh man your right its cold! We are about the same...its unreal.

The birds are eating tons here to.

Charli and me said...

I love that photo Shelly. It is COLD!! Happy New Year to all of you.

Caroline said...

Happy New Year to everyone at the log cabin (Furry & not LOL!!)Thankyou for following my blog this past year.

Rural Rambler said...

Shelley, A Very Happy New Year to You!! It is cold here in Missouree too. Your chickadee picture is a beautiful capture. I know you are a busy woman and you gotta do what you gotta do BUT I miss ya!

Just a little something from Judy said...

Somehow, even with the CRAZY tempetures that you are experiencing, your photography still is beautiful!!! These pictures are amazing!

I am so happy to hear that your friend is moving to my part of the world. I would like to welcome her to it if you think that would be okay with her.

Wishing you a good week as you head back home to reality. I look forward to many more visits to this special blog.

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

A very Happy New Year to you! Beautiful bird photos as always")

Rondell

Deb said...

Happy New Year Shelley!

NCmountainwoman said...

Very cold here as well. I've had to break the ice on the bird bath several times today. Might have to get a heater.

Happy New Year!

Madison said...

Were having some cold temps too in north fl(we live in central) at 18 this week.

The Retired One said...

Awwww, he is sooo cute! We have some here too, but we haven't tamed them enough to have them come in our hands, you will have to share your tricks!
If you missed my posts, then you have to read ALL of them because they are all special. :-}
I have missed your posts big time!

Constance said...

Happy New Year to all of you up North! I have started posting my pictures form our Christmas in Yellowstone trip if you wnat to take a peek. I am glad I have warm weather clothes, in West Yellowstone the day we drove back to Texas it was -26!!!! Brr!
Connie

Ruthie said...

Brrrr looks cold. But the birdies are warm and such great pictures of them.
Blessings to you in 2010.

Jen said...

Happy New Year Shelley!
Greetings from Tucson; a Sunny and a nice 70 degrees
here today. :D Keep Warm.

Cassie said...

Yup, that's a bit cool! Back in AZ now so our lows aren't close to yours. I have thought of another reason to be happy in Phx: wi-fi in my own place where I don't have to sit in a cold (or hot) car to go online...and where I can bloghop for hours. Yes!!

Happy New Year Shelley!!

Denise said...

It's cold and snowy here, too. We have been enjoying all of the wildlife and birds coming to our feeders! I have a sweet little female squirrel that eats out of my hands! Rocky doesn't like that very much!! LOL

XXDenise

George said...

I think it's neat that you can feed chickadees from your hand -- we've never tried that. I hope you keep those negative temperatures up there in Michigan!

Karen said...

You've been gone a LONG time! Missing your posts! And cute pictures of Miss Scout!
Have a safe trip! Hugs. Karen

74WIXYgrad said...

Ahh yes, my little chickadee.

So I guess we have been having a heatwave here in the buckeye state.

April said...

When I got up this morning, it was 17 degrees and I am FREEZING my tail feathers off! Happy New Year to all of you. I think 2010 is going to be a great one for us all!

yukonmusher said...

Happy new year! -5 lol I wish it was so warm. We have been at -40C already! A few times, we are still living in a tent to boot! cant wait to have a warm place with space! lol. can I room in your cabin till our place is down ? lol
have a great new year!

Powell River Books said...

You have been having a real hard time with the cold weather. We are having record highs here on the coast. I just keep waiting for a big change, but it hasn't come yet. I worry about the snow pack for summer water. Glad you cabin time has been good. - Margy

Dawn said...

oh brrrr!!!
that chickadee is so beautiful!