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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
When the sun is out, I, as most people, where our sunglasses. Do you ever notice how beautiful the sky and clouds look through polarized glasses? Then you take the picture, and it is just not the same. The clouds are not as white or sky not as blue. You all know what I mean.
And yes, I could have gone up and attached a polarized filter to my lens but I took the chance to see what my camera would do. It came out almost as I could see it. Crystal clear blue skies and many white puffy clouds. What a day!
As it happens every year, Celie and Kevin participated in the 4th of July parade for Cozy Cove Cabins. This year, it was Fred and Wilma Flintstone in their Flintstonemobile! FUN FUN. They won “Most Outrageous”
Then, after the parade, many of our guests headed down to the shore and had an old fashioned potluck picnic.
Good food, laughs, and the making of many new friends.
After, many of us went up to the town field for the incredible fireworks. Excellent display!
Carol was just sitting on a rock, catching some rays when this cute yellow duck popped up. You never know where you may see wildlife when you are in Jackman.
YEAH! Beautiful warm sunny day and Steve was able to get the dock out. Time to come on up, do a little fishing, sit on the dock or take a boat ride.
We finally got some warmer temperatures and NO RAIN! I rushed to get the deck boards stained with the nice weather, staining them in the garage, then moving them outside to dry. The staining was not bad but lifting and handling about 55 heavy 16 footers over the 2-3 days was a little tough on the wrists. But I got them done.
As this was going on, We then decided that the lake facade on Cabin 1 needed to be repainted but the shingle siding (original) was so cracked, it will be easier to just take off the old and put up new. BUT before that can happen, we wanted to replace the storm windows for the porch. These are much better, work better and hopefully, snow won’t blow in every winter.
Plus the inside now looks better.
Just some new paint and this will be done. Of course, all of this needs to be done in between guests. Thank you all for being patient with us and our renovations. If we do not get some no rainy days soon, not sure when we will get to the outside work.