Clouds

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!

4th of July fun 2017

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!

Happy Memorial Day weekend.

What a beautiful day today. The lake water is finally receding and we almost have a lawn agajn. We are still not able to put out the dock but soon.

Our quests this weekend are boating and fishing (one caught a nice 17 inch trout last night) and since our trails opened yesterday, many are out enjoying the ATV trails.

Of course, we are also remembering those lost while serving our country. God bless.

 

Decks done and more

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.

The summer sunsets begin

With our camps facing the west, we always seem to see incredible sunsets here.  Each season offers a different view also.

Last night, the skies lit up in shades of pink, blue, purple, salmon and gray. Most of these colors were to the right of the actual setting sun but none the less, gorgeous.

Spring brings new life

About this time every year, we get to watch our Tree Swallows fight and flurry to get the best house and begin their nesting.

And it has begun!  We have about 11 houses and it seems they all know to come back to play here at Cozy Cove Cabins.

How much fun it is to watch them making nests, fighting over the house, and then playing, I assume.

This one, I think they are having a discussion about who has to watch the nest and who gets to play.

And although they have not arrived yet, soon my finches will arrive too.   Can’t wait.

This is the season to find birds in our region.  I hear many calls and hoots just around here but I cannot see them.  And the only sound I recognize is the chickadees.

We do have a few ducks already but I have not heard the loons yet.  Of course, the lake is still ice but it won’t be long now.