First snow 2018-2019 season

This seems way too early for this much snow but here it is.  We measured about 7 inches and it is still snowing.The forecast though for tonight and tomorrow is high winds, blowing snow, and temperatures below 20.

It won’t be long before the snowmobiles are running and the ice fisherman are fishing.  Are you ready?

The lake rose last week so it is well beyond our shoreline. This morning, we could not even see anything from the webcam with the snowfall and fog coming off the lake. You can almost see the island now.

Of course, the first thing Maggie did was bury her nose in the snow, but in the air, I think looking for the grass? Or maybe just to play.  But how cute is this?

End of October note:

As you can tell from my post title, I do not know what to call this!  It is October 21st, and I just wanted to post a not about the month.

We started out pretty warm this month, making peak foliage come a bit late, which in turn, did not help our bird hunters.  Then we had a freeze and things started to rapidly change.

We have had mega rains and wind changing peak into past peak in about a weeks time, barely able to enjoy the colors this year.  We went for reds, oranges and yellow to mustard and brown.

As for our bird hunters!  Once it got cold and the leaves fell, they, well those who were here this past week, said this has been the best bird season for them!

We have had temps in the low 30s this weekend and chill factor of about 28.  Even some snow flurries.

What an odd autumn.  Well, it has been an odd year for weather in general.

Hopefully, we will have a snowy winter.  Get those sleds ready!

Turtle update

Remember the post in June about the Mamma Turtles making their nest?   We have had it taped off all this time, hoping they did not get trampled by our guests.

And as of today, we see no evidence that the baby turtles hatched yet:  Not shells or tiny prints or disturbed gravel.  Gestation is supposed to be 69-90 days and we are beyond that.  We;ll keep an eye out for a few more weeks.   Seems like last time we saw babies it was in November so maybe it takes our turtles longer.

Favorite Fall photo

As I look to the right of our cabins in the Fall, I wait to see the peak colors, blue skies and crystal still waters just to capture this image.

Finally got it this morning.

On the right of the image is the old Moose Point Tavern. On the left side of the image is the beginning of the outlet to the Moose River.

We hit peak this weekend I think and already, many of the orange maple trees have dropped their leaves so it won’t be long now to see browns and then white.

Winter is on its way!

Peak foliage 2018

I chose to update this post as I believe now, October 5th, we are at Peak color.   The drive up 201 has to be incredible right now. Here are a couple photos of our cabins and one of the mountains across the lake from us.

September 29th

It has been a slow start to the colors of Fall this year.  Of course driving up US route 201, I believe the changes started a bit sooner since it is a higher elevation.

Then earlier this week, we had a couple hard frosts and then rain and wallah! It started changing seemingly overnight.

Our favorite red maple in front of Zakopane is almost full bloom as are the oranges and yellows that I can see along the shoreline.

I estimate peak foliage to be by the end of next week.

If you are looking for some awesome photos as the colors change, check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/cozycovecabins

 

Fall colors have begun

Driving back from Skowhegan today I notice the change in fall colors are really starting to begin

Our red maple in front of Zakopane cabin started to turn about a week ago so I knew it was coming but when you drive up 201 to Jackman, you notice the changes more.

.There is very little color in SKowhegan, but just past the Forks, I started to see the reds pop, then as I hit Parlin the orange and yellow colors started.

YAY!   Looking forward to Autumn.

July weather is crazy

I am sure most of the east coast, as well as the country, agrees that this has been a crazy summer.   Hotter then normal and here in Jackman, we have had more humidity then normal.

One thing that stays the same here at Cozy Cove is the incredible skies especially as the sun begins to set. Rain or shine, what a fabulous view.

4th of July 2018

Once again, Celie and Kevin did a float for the parade.  Jurassic Park

It did not go as planned though.  The T Rex intended to run after the jeep but Kevin found that the legs of the costume were just too short to run in.  We also planned to have T Rex sounds coming off the jeep but due to some technical difficulties, it did not happen.   OH well, they still won best vehicle.

The rest of the parade was fun as usual and the best clown?

Looking for a snack

This pretty bird rambled onto the yard strutting around like he owned the place.   Walked up to a couple cabins then back.  I think someone was feeding him and he wanted another snack.   Pretty though.

Mamma Turtle

Over the weekend, our guests staying in Jester, told us they saw a mamma turtle laying her eggs by the boats.  What a treat for his boys to see nature in action.   Dad told me that after the Turtle finished making the nests, she went into the water, turned around, as if to be sure her eggs were OK, then swam off into the lake. He said he took pictures but has not yet sent to me.

Earlier today, we found another mamma turtle laying her eggs.  We saw her in one spot digging the hole: just fascinating to watch as she digs the hole with her hind legs.   Then we left her alone to give her some privacy.  About an hour later, we went back down, she was gone and it looked like she made 3 nests.

Of course, the first one made the nest right by our boats.  We put a marker there.   And this gal chose to make the nests in the walking path to the water.   We chose to mark the areas with yellow tape.

Mother nature will do what it does but at least, the areas will not be stepped on by us.

Snapping turtles lay from 15-50 eggs and they can hatch from about 60-90 days.  SO sometime late August or September, maybe we will see the babies running to the water.