Our life living off the land in our log cabin, breathing fresh mountain air, and getting back to basics.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Lichens, Wildflowers, & 365 Days!

Today marks the 365th day that we have been living our Log Cabin Life and tomorrow will mark our 1 year Anniversary.  Time has flown, life has been good, and to celebrate with you today, I share interesting lichens and wildflowers (ha ha, maybe not what you thought...tomorrow, on our 1st Anniversary, I will share more of my personal thoughts about life this past year).

Yesterday, while we were felling trees, Johny noticed these Southern Soldier Lichen, which, if I understand correctly, have been newly identified for the Southern Appalachian/Blue Ridge area.   They are interestingly beautiful and teeny tiny (these are about 1/4" - 1/2" tall).

I also came across this interesting little lichen type growth on the trees we felled, and thought I should share, in light of the logs we cut and our life here.

Then there was this interesting little wildflower (what you are looking at is about 3/8" max in diameter), which I just discovered in our yard; it's the very first flower I've seen so far this spring, and as such, a celebration of our life here.

Today, ABCWednesday highlights the letter 'L'...in addition to lichen, Lise's Log Cabin Life is a perfect association for the letter 'L', and I hope those of you who visit this page will visit my blog and love what you see.  

I am publishing a little early, as we are off to begin our 1 year celebration of living our log cabin life (seems we've been out more lately than ever!)

Thanks for reading my blog, you are the best f/f/r/s/f's, see you tomorrow (for my Log Cabin Life anniversary post),


Anonymous said...

Lovely tiny flora today for letter "L"!
Congratulations on the year of cabin living , brave and also rewarding I would think!

A Colorful World said...

What an awesome place to live...a beautiful cabin with beautiful views! Love your lichen shots too.

Roger Owen Green said...

and it's accessible!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Reader Wil said...

Congratulations on your first anniversary of cabin life! Thanks or showing the photos of the lichen. I saw a lot of lichen growth on trees in Tasmania and New Zealand. Very interesting for we don't see this so much in my country.
Have a great time in your cabin.
Wil, ABCW Team.

Powell River Books said...

The red topped lichen was so beautiful. I have a little matchstick fungus that grows fruiting bodies with yellow tops adhering to the float logs. I comes every spring and then disappears until the following year. - Margy

Malcolm and Ciejay Burgess said...

Lise you've done good

Lise said...

Thank you everyone, we really are fortunate to have lived this life...and so far, no decisions to do anything differently!

Carver said...

Beautiful shots. Looks like a great place to live.

Dad/Pepere said...

Great photos of plant life that we probably would not notice if it were not for you.
Ma tante Pauline and I wish you and Mountain Man a wonderful anniversary celebration. It doesn't seem possible it's been a year already. As they say, "time flies when you are having fun"
and follow your dreams...emphasis mine. Hugs!

photowannabe said...

Happy anniversary of a wonderful season in your lives.
I love the lichen and flowers.
We live in an amazing creation.

Reader Wil said...

Thanks Lise, for your visit. We had a woodstove, but that was not enough, for it couldn't heat the whole house, and it was a lot of work to clean every morning. We had a good time though!

Chubskulit Rose said...

Very pretty!

Las Vegas

Catching up with L entries. Oh Lord, I am LATE again.
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team.

MaiThreeBoyz said...

Congratulations on your first year at the log cabin, Lise! I love what I see here everytime I visit. I envy you for living in the cabin with all those beautiful elements of nature around you. Enjoy your day and thanks for visiting us.

Lise said...

Thanks to all who visited since my last comment!