Big Wood is getting ready

Here is a snapshot from our Webcam this evening. Big Wood is setting up for the 2018 ice fishing season. There is a nice glaze of ice over the pond today even with all the rain we had last night and temperatures today in the 30s.

We have had some really cold temperatures this past week and lower chill factors. The lake actually glazed over a couple times, then the wind broke it up.  So we were quite surprised to see the glaze today.  YEAH!!

Personally, I think our fisherman do best in January so make your reservation soon as our lakeside camps are filling up.

As a reminder though, February 18 and 19 is free fishing days.

Deer season 2017

Here we are, mid deer season and so far, only one of our hunters got his buck. It’seems hanging on the pole while the other 3 in their group are out looking for their tag.

With the cold temperatures, any snow in the forecast will begin to coat the woods.   Hunters will be happy with that.   Good luck guys and gals.

Yosemite fixes

I have too many photos to post but in September, Steve began work on the last 2 exterior walls on Yosemite.   This week, he is finishing up exterior and I will finish up interior walls and window trim.

As some may know, it is part log cabin and part add on.  SO when he removed all the old board and batten siding, we found none of the logs had insulation and the add on part, well there was insulation but no Tyvec or other barrier.  Sometimes we wonder…

So anyhow, we got everything insulated, replaced a couple sills, replaced the windows, put up new siding and trim.

I will get photos into the album in the cabin so if you stay there, you can see what was involved.

NEXT!

Sunset on the first day of Fall

Not only is Autumn the season for beautiful colors as the leaves change from green to red, orange, and gold, but it is also a time for colors in the sky.

I am not sure if it is because of where the sun now sets over the lake or if another reason but some of my best pictures are of sunsets in the fall.   I cannot help it. Every night is different and just incredible colors.   Please do not tire of me sharing sunsets pictures.

The other night, we got home from dinner around 730 and the sky was perfect.   I took 2 pictures. This one is real.   What I mean to say is that this is what the sky really looked like. I did not use any filters or enhancements.

This one is the same e moment but using a sunset filter. I think ithe is still pretty enough to share but I prefer the real thing.

More sunset pictures to come.

First of fall 2017 pictures

Warm days and cool evening, autumn is here and our colors are beginning to show.    I know this is one of my favorite seasons as the foliage comes to life with all the colors of orange, and gold, and red.    Here are a few from this weekend.

My favorite photography scene is Moose Point Tavern.

The reflections of Hog Island on the lake.

OK no foliage here but this is Sally Mountain/Sally Mountain.   A perfect reflection on the water with just a touch of fog along the shore.

As the season progresses, I hope to share more foliage pictures with you.  Or check out our facebook page also, as many go there too.  See you soon.

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Kayak at sunset

It seems we have an Indian summer going on this weekend.  The days are clear with blue skies and sunny.  The temperatures are hitting almost 90 in the sun but our evenings are dropping into the 50s.

As always, the sunsets have been incredible on Big Wood.   This weekend, with the clear skies, just before it sets, it has cast an orange glow right over Hog Island on the waters.   We captured Sean taking an evening kayak ride.

 

 

Natural beauty

The end of summer is upon us and yet still, so much natural beauty surrounding us.  The only way to really do this is to hike the trails, ride the back woods or just open your eyes.

One of our guests found cold stream falls on their hike.   Cool clear waters and simple serenity.  A beautiful site!

Big Wood Lake

I am not sure why but the sunsets this week have been incredible.   Personally, I think it is related to the solar eclipse coming soon.

I, as well as many guests here at Cozy Cove Cabins and in town, have captured the most amazing skies and sunsets over Big wood this month.

This one I took from a “secret place”.  Friends took us out for an evening ATV ride and from this point, we could see all of Big Wood Lake, something I had never seen.    It was awesome.

Family Reunion 2017

What a great day by the water today.   This is a webcam shot of a family reunion, I think 4 generations out there.  Sunbathing, tubing, boating, fishing….what a day!

When the group first arrived a few days ago, Russ moved the picnic table seen in the foreground.  I had to remind him that he was in direct line with the webcam, so no funny business on the table.  I hope he knew what I meant.

SO just good to see a family enjoying each other and all that Jackman has to offer.