Saturday, June 12, 2010

A beautiful moon

“The night walked down the sky with the moon in her hand.”

Frederic Lawrence Knowles quotes

From 2010_05_27

A few weeks ago we had a full moon shining brightly through the cloud covered sky. It looked so beautiful and mysterious at the same time. It's nights like these that I enjoy sitting on the cabin deck (after being bathed in mosquito repellent) and listening to the peeper frogs and watching the moon go by.

I won't spoil the moment with the joke my husband told that night about the planet Uranus. :-)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Log Cabin Projects

We've had our log cabin for almost 3 years now and there's still many projects to complete. But here's a few things we completed recently......(after I promised Greg I'd make his favorite dinner and have a cold beer waiting for him!)

Greg painted our plain ole door a nice hunter green. Now I want to dress up the side and front deck with adirondack chairs, a bench with pillows and a margarita machine.

We have a sloping lot so we wanted to make it simpler to get to the lake side. Greg is installing some stairs. Scout said it doesn't matter to her, she'll still pole vault them and land a perfect 10 on the ground!

Oh, and did I mention that our resident chipmunk is doing some landscaping of his own?!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

No thank you.....

My stepson offered me a present......

...but after seeing it pee all over the road and almost on him, I said no thank you!

*P.S. No turtles were harmed in the posting of this blog. Stepson saved the turtle from certain car death in a middle of a rural road and set his course on a creek nearby. I'm still scratching my head wondering how turtles are able to pee that much!!

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? :-)