Friday, April 9, 2010

Morning at the log cabin

Morning is my favorite time at the cabin. The lake is calm. The air is crisp and clean. The birds are chirping. (Never mind that Greg is snoring like crazy and the dog kept licking my face at 4 in the morning to go to the bathroom.)






Ah yes....I wasn't quiet enough on the dock so these Mergansers ran for their lives. Seriously, I won't hurt you! Though I do have visions of capturing you and putting you in my bathtub to be permanent pets.....no, I'm kidding! Really! Come back...

32 comments:

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

Beautiful Shelley....

Brandi said...

Lovely photos!

I love mornings at/on the lake! Frank and I always feel sorry for people that miss God's beautiful sunrises while listening to the water lap at the boat. It's just a calming time of day!

Darla said...

I am a morning person too. I like the newness of the day....

bennie and patsy said...

Now that is a wonderful view to wake up to.

Rose Haven said...

It looks so peaceful and gorgeous. Thanks for sharing...

Jan

Catherine Holman said...

There's nothing like the fresh outdoor air at 4 am in the spring!
Hugs,
Cathie

George said...

What a wonderful way to start the day! (I'm talking about the view, not the other things). How can you stand to leave the cabin?

Carol said...

It's so wonderful that you have such a peaceful place to retreat to! Enjoy the weekend!!

Smiles,
Carol

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Greg snoring????? My hubby can do the same thing --but luckily, most of the time his snoring is not loud (thank goodness).

Great picture of the Mergansers.

Where are the loons now?
Hugs,
Betsy

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love sipping my morning coffee on your deck overlooking the calm lake watching the ducks flying/swimming for their very lives.
What a great way to start the day!

Sandi Keene said...

I want to have oj on your deck and talk about life in a cabin!

grammy said...

I am sure everything is coming to life there
noisy and pretty (o:

Just a little something from Judy said...

Early morning hours...cups of hot coffee...and a view like that. You have it made! That is one beautiful view. How do you ever leave it? I know quite well the sound of snoring. I rings in my home too. I quess I would miss it if it wasn't there.

Wishing you a fun weekend!

The Retired One said...

I love seeing all the wildlife and birds coming back in the spring on the lake, don't you? Nice captures, Shelley!

Powell River Books said...

I love the late morning in at the cabin. Like Greg I'm snoring until sunrise (9:00 over Goat Island). But I do love to lie in bed and listen to the birds while I'm being lazy. - Margy

Calming Scents said...

Hi Shelley! Your photos always rock. Morning is my favorite time also, I cant sleep in on days off anymore, its weird but i get to excited to get up and start the day.

There is a lake and cabin show in Milwaukee next week, I hope to get there.

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Very beautiful and peaceful Shelley:)

Rondell

Star said...

Glad the weather is picking up and you can start to enjoy all the delights of the spring wildlife Shelley.
Blessings, Star

Cassie said...

Peace and quiet for me usually includes Patrick's snore and a dog or two whining to get out! Funny huh? Your photos do reflect a peacefulness. The soft swishing of the ducks wings against the water. Ahhh. Can't wait to get home to N.Idaho!

Tami said...

The view is lovely....what a wonderful place is sit w/a cuppa and marvel....

Ginger said...

Hi Shelley:
Long time, no see. lol. I haven't been blogging much, but I 3wanted to come by and say hi.
You sure live in a beautiful part of the US. What a view!!
I have that early morning problem too...snoring and dog wanting out.
It must be universal.

The Creative Hare said...

First, your cabin is gorgeous.

Second, love the critters!

Third, Love the little critter loves the bigger critter.

Fourth, never apologize for taking pictures of ANY critters. They are too much fun to look at!!

Thanks for having me.
Tammy

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I guess you know we all wish we could visit your beautiful cabin, but since we can't, we soooo enjoy you sharing it with us!
Blessings,
Marcia

Jen said...

HA- the ducks must have caught sight of your PJ's.
Great pictures-glad you are getting to spend some time at the cabin.

Jane In The Jungle said...

Gorgeous....perfect place for coffee!!

Monica@The White Bench said...

Pure beauty! The lake looks so peaceful in the morning, Shelley! I love going out for a walk, too, when all is calm and quiet.
Hugs to you both, girls!;)
Monica xx.

Rosewood Cottage said...

you make me yearn to go "up north"...what gorgeous country and beautiful creatures that surround you. thank you for sharing! :)

elvira pajarola said...

Just GORGEOUS and "out of the world"; just paradise...!!!!
Wonderful photos and a great fabulous place to live...!
I took a long look at your magnificient blogs, met Scout, saw your wooden lovely home....fantastic!!!!
Have a wonderful week!!!!!!!
ciao ciao elvira from Tuscany

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Hi Shelley,
I just wanted to thank you for your kind comments to my anniversary post. I really appreciate them :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

Sharon said...

What a way to start the day.! Beautiful!

Charli and me said...

What a beautiful place to wake up too. I love all of your photos. I can almost hear the birds and the gentle rummblings of the water.

JNS said...

We too have a log house in the not-so-wilds of Canada. Morning is a special time. In summer we wake up under our bedroom skylight and watch trees swaying, birds passing by. Heavenly!