Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Our Little Cabin in The Woods

Our little cabin in the woods. A wonderful weekend was had with the Cousins and sister Kathy. The cabin was on the way up to Mt Hood, just out of Zig Zag. This was a perfect get away. Thanks Tanya and Donna for making this work. I can't wait for another chance to do it again.
This wood cook stove was right up my alley, we did not fire it up, perhaps it is used when the power goes out in the winter. I have one in my own Cabin Studio, oh how I must get in there and gut that cabin out and use it this winter.
Belated birthday celebrations for Donna and Kathy were celebrated this weekend. Love this bag that Donna got from Kathy, I am on the search.
Kathy sharing her "sister" charm that I had actually bought her many years ago, just thought I had already given it to her, I think she was happy with it. Kathy and I have been sisters for 39 plus years, thanks Kathy for being the BEST sister-in-law ever.
With the coffee brewing and a fire in the fireplace we created our own natures scenery through a steamed window, how cool is that?
Donna supervising me on coffee making 101, I had forgotten how you make coffee the old fashion way. When I got to the cabin, I was unloading my groceries, I said to Donna "is there not a coffee pot?" she said yes hun it is on the stove. I look and I say" oh Donna I don't remember how this works." Of course she gave me a quick lesson. Yummy.
I am hooked, I need to drag out our old camp stove coffee pot, just for weekend coffee, this coffee was delicious. Who needs the fancy espresso machines?
A Saturday afternoon adventure took us to this camp ground, just down from our cabin. I could just spend every weekend in the woods. How about you? It does my soul good!
The trails in this park were awesome, as you can tell the sun was about to go down.
Kathy and Donna.
This park had lots of trees loaded with Usnea and moss. I learned during my days working for a Naturopathic physician that they would use usnea in a UTI tea. If you pull a piece off and pull it out it will be stretchy. Magic I think!
Usnea close up. Sometimes referred to as "old mans beard".
Cousin Rose and Donna.
I told you I am a nature girl, I am having tooooo much fun. Love the out doors.
Cousin Donna brought bubbles for us to celebrate life, thanks Donna.
These bubbles are way too much fun, not just for the little ones.
This river is just down the bank from our cabin, with a steep path down to river, off Kathy and I went. You could hear the river roaring from inside the cabin, now that is a "calgon take me away moment." Don't you think?
Myself, I am so glad I have woods in my own backyard, I just wish I had the river close by.
You can't keep Kathy and I away from this water.
Cousin Rose tending to the fire, Rose had been here many times with her sister Sharon. I asked her what she and Sharon would do and she said they would just read, and watch movies. Rose brought us "Dragon Fly" to watch, if you haven't seen it, it is definitely worth the time to watch. Thanks Rose for sharing.
It is dark outside, so whats a girl to do but have some "Bitch" Bubbly, there is story behind this, Cousin Sharon whom we lost unexpectedly two years ago in December, used this word freely, always when I was around in "FUN" this cabin we are staying in belongs to Sharon's old neighbor, so what better spirits to have to celebrate her life, than "Bitch" Bubbly? Donna, her sister had decided to bring some of Sharon's beads for us to create with. With beads to play with I taught them how to make light catchers and earrings and so Sharon's spirit lives on. Thank you Sharon for blessing us with your love.
Donna and Kathy showing off their creations of light catchers that I taught them how to make.
Donna sharing her pumpkin light catcher.
This log cabin quilt belonged to Cousin Sharon whom we lost two years ago in December, the quilt was made by her mom, Aunt Edith, whom I dearly loved. She was Roger's mom sister. I have been yearning to make another log cabin quilt, well this finally has made my decision to get with it.
Cousin Rose, Cousin Donna and myself in front of our weekend Cabin in the woods.
Cousin Rose and Cousin Donna and my sister through marriage Kathy, Roger's sister.
All in all these girls know how to have fun. We are all nature girls, love to be out in the woods or take us to the ocean and you will find a well contented group of women. Thanks everyone for the wonderful weekend.


  1. What a wonderful trip you had. Love the look of the cabin and all the out doors pictures. We are so fortunate to have such great places so near to where we live.

  2. So glad you found me, and I am glad now that you shared about your adventure in the woods. It looks like it was a fantastic time. The woods are so nice and all of the pictures are wonderful, I could almost smell the pine. :)
    I bet you came back feeling rested, though I still sense your loss of your dear friend. I am sure she was there with you in spirit.
    I love log cabin quilts and I think that one in the picture is beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. I can see the fun you had through your pictures. I absolutely love the cabin!!! Always a good time when girlfriends are involved!

  4. Florence what wonderful pictures. Do you care if I use the pictures of the woods and lichen for school. It will work perfectly in life science unit.

  5. Looks like you had a wonderful time. I love that bottle....How cool is that. I need that for a gag gift :)
    YOu are looking mighty thin girl....
    Hope your having a good week

  6. So this is where you were hiding out during the Vintage Gathering sale! I missed you! I'm thinking I need to see your cabin studio. I've been dying for Randy to get a barn built, and I wanted to have my studio in it, to do all my stuff, including having a kitchen/guest room in. THEN I got the idea of a backyard studio, really light and airy, that I could play in. So now you've got me dreaming again lol! Also, I am a huge fan of that kind of coffee. My friend teases me b/c we go camping in our trailers and although I have an electric one, I only want to make it with my percolator. It's the best, sitting around the fire with camp coffee.
    Looks like you had a ton of fun! Love ya, Karen

  7. Boy do you ladies know how to have fun! I've really enjoyed my long visit here... So many beautiful pics and cute ideas. Thanks for taking me along on all your trips!

  8. That looked like a blast . . . fun times! You all look like little pixies hiding behind those trees :0)

  9. Mrs. Florence, not sure what took me so long to find your blog! I love your cabin in the woods!

    ~Junque Couture Home

  10. What a blessing! Your sweet little cabin is adorable. The best part is that it is a gathering place for those you love.


  11. Wished I had a cabin to escape to! It is always so "soul refreshing" to get away for awhile. I think the simple things, such as blowing bubbles, and drinking camp coffee, are always the best! Thanks for sharing..

  12. Hi Florence,
    It looks as though all you nature girls had a fab time. What beauty in the woods with you all appreciating nature at its best. I love posts like this, as I call them field trips, it's always fun to go along for the fun.
    Wish we had the hanging moss or old man's beard as you called it in the close up, it's beautiful.

  13. you girls scoot over for one more guest! that coffee pot is a hoot. haven't seen one of those in uh...um...well, a looooonnnnggg time. lol.

    blowing bubbles - way cool.

  14. Looks like fun! I can smell those beautiful trees now!



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