Friday, August 22, 2008

Outside the cabin

More scenes from the cabin. The driveway is open and welcoming. It used to be much more wooded, until a tornado marched right down the middle. Thankfully the storm hopped right over the cabin.
The back of the cabin faces the driveway, so it doesn't look like much as you enter.
But I love the stairs leading to it. I could run up these stairs in my sleep. In the winter they make a great sled run.
On the way up the stairs there's a welcoming committee of turtle and toad:
The front of the cabin faces the lake.
Perhaps most important are the stairs to the beach.
If you're lucky, thimbleberry season isn't over yet. The berries grow wild on the slopes near the beach, and also along sunny verges. I haven't seen them anywhere else. If you find a lot you could make jam, but usually there's only enough to eat them one by one. They're more tart than raspberries, but of the same family. The leaves are much bigger, and they have no thorns.

If the water is calm, you can take a kayak out. But I usually prefer to stay on the beach, wading in the shallows and looking for pretty rocks.


  1. I have SO enjoyed your visit to Wisconsin. These pictures of the cabin and the surroundings are beautiful! And I loved the little bed in the cabin. I would have fought a sibling for that spot too. Thanks for taking all of us along on your fabulous trip.

  2. Your photos are spectacular.
    Your cottage looks so warm and cozy and the woodwork everywhere! The door latch looks like something my father would have crafted.
    How often do you get up there?
    If you have to fly, it must make it less often.
    I like the goats further down too, I have a soft spot for goats and sheep.

  3. This reminds me of Maine and the fact that we didn't make it there this year. I miss it. Especially lazy mornings on the coast and secret beaches.

  4. I am sooooooooo jealous! These pictures are just unbelievably beautiful. I want to be there!!

  5. Hi Kitt,

    Thanks for leaving a comment in Schedule future post and for alerting me to its availability in Blogger in Draft and now in regular Blogger.

  6. Oooooooh it looks like a wonderful dream!!

  7. What a great looking spot Kitt I really enjoyed your chipmunk post too. They are so cute!

  8. What a nice place! I love the fact that it faces the lake. Must be so lovely to be able to sit back and relax there....

  9. I've always wanted to vacation in a place like this, but the closest I've been is Tahoe. Not quite the same. Love the photos!

  10. Thanks, everybody! I'm feeling the love (even from you haters). I do feel very lucky to have such a wonderful spot to visit every year.

    And it is only once a year now. When I lived in Milwaukee it was just a 2.5-hour drive, so we went there often, but now I have to fly to Milwaukee, Chicago or Minneapolis, then to Green Bay, then drive an hour. Mom is there much of the summer, though.