Saturday, December 11, 2010

Winter Weekend

Made it up to the cabin last night. It was 32 degrees and plenty of snow on the ground. Scout could barely contain her excitement - I think she ate half the snow in our backyard! And of course she kept "faking me out" all night pretending she had to go outside to the bathroom and as soon as we got out there she ran around wanting me to chase her. Not fun at 3:00 in the morning!

The birdwatching was phenomenal this morning. We had Chickadees, Hairy, Downy and Red-Bellied Woodpeckers, Gold finches and a Tufted Tit-Mouse. The more birds I see, the more bird feeders I want to buy. So this afternoon I'm dragging Greg over to Bosmans to pick up more birdy food and another new feeder. Later on we are going to go snow shoeing. I'm debating about taking Scout - cuz I know she'll be pulling her leash so hard that I'll be water skiing on top of the snow! What have you got planned this weekend?


Rose Haven said...

Hi Shelley....

Your cabin looks so cozy and pretty decorated for Christmas.

Our dogs can surely fake us out any time they want to, can't they? I know ours do, too! It's funny though...they only do it when dad's on duty call - they NEVER do that when I am!! LOL!!! NEVER!!

I love bird-watching, too. But, on our small lot, the bird seed everywhere made too much of a mess. And now that we have the enclosed 900 square foot patio, there is almost no place to put a bird-feeder. :(

Happy Holidays,

Rural Rambler said...

Shelley look at all that Christmas festive inside the cabin! It looks beautiful! Scout, she is just such a sweet pup. Nothing like a snowfall to bring out those birdie butts to the feeders. Enjoy your festiveness and give Marvin the Cat a scritch for me :)

Sandi Keene said...

The cabin looks so festive and warm. Love it. It sure helps to have a Christmas Scout lying by the fireplace! Enjoy your weekend.

Daisy said...

Hi Shelley! Scout looks so happy in that picture, loving the snow, I think!! Your cabin is so lovely and inviting. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and see lots of your little bird friends! :D

George said...

Your cabin looks absolutely beautiful -- it looks perfect for Christmas. Water skiing on top of the snow would be a new experience. You don't want to hurt Scout's feelings by leaving her behind, do you?

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh how neat to be at the log cabin for Christmas... AND with snow on the ground, what else could you want????

I'm sure the birds are thrilled to see you... I think they all depend on us during the winter... Great pictures.

Love your tree and decorations... Are you all staying there through Christmas???? I'm sure that Scout will be THRILLED.

Good Lucky SNOW SHOEING ---or whatever Scout has you doing!!!! ha


Anonymous said...

A 3am romp in the snow, huh? YiKeS! Sounds very very cold out of that nice warm bed... heheheee! =)

Have fun today!!!

Just a little something from Judy said...

What more could you possibly ask for at Christmas, than to spend time at your cabin? Really, you have it looking so beautiful, cozy, inviting and fun. Scout could be a dog model:) He is so handome! Thanks for sharing. My mother would be so excited if she saw a bird like yours, at her feeders.

KentuckyFarmGirl said...

Beautiful!!! We just need snow here to complete our Christmas decorating. Christmas in our log cabin is one of my favorite times of the year. We are supposed to get a little snow tonight but no accumulation.

My sister and husband are considering building a log home and I sent her a link to your site.

Prim2Pink said...

Your home is beautiful all decorated for the holidays!
I hope you are all warm & snuggly cause I hear that you are going to get a bunch more snow tonight up there. That should make Scout real happy.


Busy Bee Suz said...

Doesn't Scout know Santa is watching her every move??? She might be on the naughty list...sorry to say.
Enjoy your day/weekend!!!
I am not snowshoeing, but I might go shoe shopping. :)

Debbie said...

The cabin looks so warm and inviting and I can relate on the four-legged fur baby wanting to go out to play in the wee hours of the morning. Sasha is good at that too! So far we have not had any snow but it has rained all day here.

We ended up having to go to the laundromat to dry towels because our dryer went out and can't get it fixed right now. Was doing well until we were done. Wendell opened up the back of the jeep but the window didn't pop up all the way and I ran smack dab into it. I haven't cried like I did in ages. I could not stop. We ended up coming straight home instead of running the rest of the errands I needed to do. Now I have a nice bump and a monstrous headache.

Hope you have a great rest of the weekend!

Debbie K

Calming Scents said...

your dog is so beautiful Shelly, amazing face.

I never thought about that,,but it makes sense-to fake that they have to go lol...

Powell River Books said...

You cabin Christmas Tree is gorgeous! Scout is a smart dog - I would love to play in some snow (as long as I didn't have to drive in it). I just bought my Mom a bird feeder for Christmas. I am hoping that it will attract some birds to her porch for easy watching. - Margy

Anonymous said...

Hi Shelley, Your cabin looks so lovely with the glow of the Christmas lights. What a beautiful place to get away to. Scout looks happy as can be. Hope you enjoy your time. We are having snow flurries in GA today!

Patsy said...

It sounds like so much fun to be at the Cabin. Love your tree.

A New England Life said...

Shelley, the cabin is beautiful! I'll bet it even smells good too ; )

I too just love, love, love the birds but my husband says their driving us to the poor house. LOL! With two teenage girls and 4 animals I can kind of see his point. Still, I cannot stop feeding them. Birds are such a source of peace and tranquility in our hectic lives.

It sounds like your life has been very busy and full of change. Hopefully it has brought you joy this holiday season.

Hugs to Scout!


Anonymous said...

I love the thought of you freezing at three in the morning just to keep Scout happy. Have a wonderful holiday and your tree looks does Scout.

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

beautiful photos.....this weekend we are having our first snow. i am taking it easy with my injured shoulder and watching white christmas on tv.

Catherine Holman said...

Your cabin looks so cozy with the warm glow of Christmas! Scout sounds just like our dogs. It's been freezing outside, yet they still want to stay outside and play in the snow.
Merry Christmas!

Monica@The White Bench said...

Hi Shelley,
your bird pics are simply stunning! Hope I will have room in the new garden for some bird feeders too ;))
And look at your girl! She's oh, so cute! Belly rubs from me!

Constance said...

The cabin looks so warm and inviting! I am sure it is a safe haven from the hectic world around us. Have a perfectly lovely Christmas surrounded by those you love (both the 2 legged and the 4 legged kind!)

Jane's In The Jungle said...

The cabin looks beautiful Shelley....and all that snow...tell Scout we're envious!!

Little Biscuit said...

Well Hello Shelly. We met on a while ago, and I've just now stumbled upon your blog.
still a nice looking place your have there.
We're down to 0 this morning. Michigan must be frozen solid!

Mel and janie Lane

Little Biscuit said...

well Hello Shelly. We met on a while ago. Your place is still looking nice.
We're down to 0 this morning. Hope you're staying warm by a fire.

Mel and Janie Lane

cindyzlogic said...

Beautiful shot of the Downy, Shelley!!

Anonymous said...

Your cabin is just beautiful all decked out for Christmas! It's been a pleasure to blog with you. I have enjoyed following the antics of Scout and watching her grow into the fine young dog she is. Many blessing and lot's of joy to you and your family this Christmas and New Year ♥