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

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Nature's Little Delights

It's been one of those days that has been busy, but not back breaking...happy day for that!  Besides taking care of a few of our regular but slightly neglected indoor chores, we spent some time today designing our garden planting plan.  There are so many things to consider, including how much space everything needs to grow properly, what was planted where last year (crop rotation ensures the grounds nutrients aren't stripped), what the reach of the sun's rays will be over the next 6 months, and I'm sure other things that I don't recall right now.  We aren't ready to put anything else in the ground yet, but we are getting there.

The rest of the day was filled with nature's little delights....I thought I'd share some.  Spring is everywhere!   

This cute little bunny stayed put on the edge of the woods for the longest time, seemingly unaffected by my presence.  I love his coloring!

This is the same nest I shared with you back in December.  The fresh forsythia flowers are making this empty nest look like a very cozy home for some lucky bird!

This fox was strolling around the cabin early this morning; we've never seen a fox "in person", just images captured with our critter cam, so this was a pretty exciting moment!  The fox was in a hurry though, it never stopped moving!

We were also really happy to see this black snake near the cabin.  This is the first time we've seen one in over a year (we used to have 2 that literally hung around the cabin, but we didn't see any during our 1st year of log cabin life!) and they are very good snakes to have around...they eat all the bad snakes!

My first blue jay this season...such vivid coloring...welcome to the cabin blue!

My last little delight for the day is that Mountain Man has gone into town this evening and I am here by myself.  Can you believe that I have never (I'm not exaggerating) been here at the cabin in the evening by myself?!  So I am signing off to go and enjoy the solitude of the evening as a storm begins to roll in over the mountains...let there be thunder and rain!

Thanks for reading my blog, you are the best f/f/r/s/f's, see you tomorrow,


Powell River Books said...

That may be a good snake, but it looks pretty intimidating. All we have ever seen are garter snakes. But the are a bit disconcerting when they are swimming in the water where we normally swim. With all that space, a plan is probably a good thing. My space is so tiny it is pretty easy to plan and plant on the fly, but I do try to rotate crops as best I can. - Margy

Dad/Pepere said...

Love all the nature photos...the rabbit brought back fond memories of "Cupcake", Marc, Biltmore Road...good times from long ago. Big hugs!

Lise said...

I know how you feel Margy, any snake in the water is intimidating! I think your floating garden is really cool, even if it is small...

Thanks dad, fond memories for sure! Big hugs back:)

A Colorful World said...

Oh to be in a mountain cabin, sitting on the porch by myself as a storm rolls in...I would LOVE that! Enjoyed this post! Great photos of all the critters. Sorry I was away for over a week and hadn't been by to thank you for your comment. I didn't post this week, but will be back in force this week!

Lise said...

Thanks Marie, I'm glad you enjoyed it. Sounds like you needed some time away from all this blogging and internet business...good for you that you took it:) Thanks for visiting!