January 30, 2011

Nothing but snow!

We're tired of pictures of the snow! Though still beautiful and magical, the photos really don't capture it. The tracks interweaving around the cabin are the most fun to follow---trying to guess what creatures are making which tracks. And in nature, there is no such thing as a straight line.

January 23, 2011

"It's a snowy place," said Meryl.

It certainly has been a snowy season. It's beautiful! Only one month into winter and we have had four snowfalls, three of which were one foot or more. We've got a great snow plow guy who lives right down the road. Without him we'd be snowshoeing it up there!


Tonight will be 8 below at the cabin!



Some of our neighbors:


The view from our upstairs (loft) window. That's overlook point, looking bald and frozen.

Travel pics

Ever see the Hudson river frozen?


The Whitestone bridge

Our private road leading to the cabin

January 20, 2011

More winter wonders

Trying to figure out who these tracks belong to.

Deer tracks.



She likes the snow.


What do you think?

We are experimenting with Tumblr, which is a more "multimedia" version of Blogger.  It's much more picture friendly.  We haven't found the right theme for the page yet, but what do you think of the slide show thing instead of the pics running down the page?

http://coheeries.tumblr.com/

January 17, 2011

Squatters!

Sorry for the delay. We're experiencing some technical difficulties with blogger. . . experimenting with other sites.

As for the title of this post, we had a couple of squatters last weekend--squirrels! You wouldn't believe the damage they can do in a couple of days! It was like something out of a bad '80's movie with Chris Farley and David Spade or something. I think those little rodents piss and shit their body weight every day or something. No pics of that, but here is what they did to just about every window in the place. Wonder if they use their teeth or claws for that?



Anyway, what promised to be a relaxing day in our cozy warm cabin watching the snow falling turned into a day of cleaning and figuring out how to lure our guests back out into the world. We figured that they came in by sliding down the chimney (Mike could see the streaks of their little claws down the length of the chimney) and couldn't climb their way back out.

We went back this weekend and are relieved to see that they did not return. Another experience in country living!