Cozy at the Cabin (30 Days of Gratitude: Day 22)

A tired dog, a comfy couch, a roaring fire ….

Cozy inside even as the lake freezes over and the snow covers the ground. Gratitude for some time to unwind.

~ Kat

Weekly Photo Challenge: Mirror

Aurora looked into the mirror and liked what she saw, dancing and shimmering along the horizon, with shades of purple and green, as the stars twinkled in appreciation of the sight. Friday night at the cabin on a little lake in the Minnesota northwoods was special, indeed.

Northern Lights Cabin TGE 20160903 3 (1280x853)

Ciao! ~ Kat

This post was in response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge. “Mirror” is this week’s theme. Everyone is welcome to join in the Challenge; further details on how to participate and links to others’ responses are found here: Mirror.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Happy Place

Hiking along the road near the cabin in the northwoods, autumn’s golden leaves crunching below our feet as our four-legged companions gallop to their heart’s content … up north is my happy place.

Hiking up north in the Fall

Up North

It’s the place people go to escape,
a place made of cabins, pine trees and lakes.
But no matter how far you drive,
there’s no sign to say “You’ve arrived.”
So just follow your heart ‘til you find,
your special place that brings peace of mind.
As you breathe in the air and unwind,
your cares are all left behind.
It’s no mystery where the northwoods start.
When you’re “up north,”
you’ll know in your heart.

– Suzanne Kindler, 1996

Ciao! ~ Kat

This post was in response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge.  “Happy Place” is this week’s theme.  Everyone is welcome to join in the Challenge; further details on how to participate and links to others’ responses are found here.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Vivid

While a sunset photo was my initial thought in responding to this week’s challenge, I instead was drawn to another photo taken the same Memorial Day weekend at the cabin.  In an old pallet leaning against a tree, in contrast to the dull brown-gray of the weathered wood and nest materials, was the most vivid blue collection of robin’s eggs.  The nest was diligently protected by Mother Robin, and the eggs certainly have hatched by now, two weeks later.

Vivid blue in the Robin's nest

Mother Nature’s palette is naturally vivid, producing colors that we find ourselves striving to reproduce in our daily lives.

Ciao! ~ Kat

This post was in response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge.  ”Vivid” is this week’s theme.  Everyone is welcome to join in the Challenge; further details on how to participate and links to others’ responses are found here.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Broken

A broken shell of an old cabin … if only it could speak and tell the stories of the memories it holds.

Broken Cabin

Ciao! ~ Kat

This post was in response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge.  ”Broken” was this week’s theme.  Everyone is welcome to join in the Challenge; further details on how to participate and links to others’ responses are found here.