Sunday, June 6, 2010

Cabin Surprises

If we are strong, and have faith in life and its richness of surprises, and hold the rudder steadily in our hands. I am sure we will sail into quiet and pleasant waters for our old age.
-Freya Stark

First surprise - seeing a fox for the 1st time in my life. She had a few kits with her too. We definitely locked eyes through my cabin window. I bet she could see me smiling....







2nd surprise was having baby Robins hatch in the eaves of our log cabin. Anytime I made a sound on the deck, 3 little heads would pop up looking for food.







And my best surprise........was my Loons coming back to our lake. I believe they are going to try to nest again. And I'm going to do whatever is in my power to help them. I am looking into getting an artificial nesting raft for my Loons as well as buoys to protect them. More on that later......but can you hear my heart singing once again? :-)

17 comments:

Karen said...

I'VE SEEN A FOX!! i didn't even know we had then in So Cal, and one night - I was driving up an old road we call Bear Mtn. Rd, (cause that's where the bears are - it's really called Golden Hills - not nearly as exciting for the kids!) and there it was! Darted up on the road and scampered along in front of me and then took off back down the side of the hill. Little sucker was FAST!
Anyway - love this post! Love the babies!
How is my favorite Bernese Mt. dog Scout?
HUGS! to all!
:) Karen

Sharon said...

Your little fox looks like he is wearing boots. Love the baby robins and theirsweet bald heads. You know I love the loons and do miss them here. Lucky lady you are. Hows Scout my "little" sweetie.

grammy said...

Love your fox picture
we don't have babies this year...but have still seen one fox. Probably a baby from last year.
Hope you get the raft set up for their nest (o:

Sandi Keene said...

I hear it loud and clear (your heart singing!) and it is a joyful noise.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I can hear your heart sing Shelley. These are wonderful suprises...love your Foxy little Mama, she is beautiful!!

Carol said...

Your wildlife friends are beautiful. Hope you had a great weekend!

Smiles,
Carol

Dogloverzz said...

I love nature's creature :D

Jen said...

Never a dull moment at the cabin! :D
Glad to hear your Loons are back too, hopefully nature will prevail this time.

PatsyAnne said...

Our prayers have been answered! Kits, robins and the sweet possibility of baby loons - peace, quiet (although we know that the only time its quiet in the woods is when a hawk or eagle flies over - lol) and sweet Scout! Oh yeah - and Greg ;)

Debbie said...

I'm so excited for you!!!!

*hugs*
Debbie

Betsy from Tennessee said...

The loons are back, Shelley???? How tremendous is that... I hope they try to nest again there... Keep us posted.

Great picture of the FOX --and of the little Robins...

Hugs,
Betsy

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Oh Shelley, I'm so glad the loons came back. I hope they nest. I loved the fox and baby robins photos too. Thanks for sharing your wildlife with us.
Blessings,
Marcia

Just a little something from Judy said...

You can soon do an entire album on nature's finest. I know it would sell because you put your heart into it. We are happy because you are happy...the Loons have returned. Great post!

George said...

I hope the loons do try to nest again and that you will be able to protect them. Both the fox and baby robins are pretty neat.

Catherine Holman said...

That fox is adorable and those baby birds are so much fun to watch! You should frame those and hang them in the cabin.
Hugs,
Cathie

Denise said...

Hey Shelley! Do you have a lake association and will they allow a loon raft? It's too late for me to ask our lake association, but I fear that my loons eggs get eaten before they hatch.

Shelley said...

Hi Denise - our lake association allows it - but you can also contact the Michigan Loon Preservation Association - sometimes the loon rafts are donated. If the Loons already laid the eggs, it's too late. But, if you feel like they're threatened, you can purchase special buoys (the Loon assoc has a source) that will keep people away.)