Winter Snapshots - Part 2

Continuing with the theme I started last time, this blog is a collection of miscellaneous shots from our winter.

Winter weather tends to keep us a bit more 'lodge bound'. While I've heard folks speak of 'cabin fever' - in fact, I've had guests ask how I avoid it - I have never experienced such an ailment. Sure, there are times when I'd like to get outside, but the weather is not cooperating. However, the weather soon changes, and I'm good to go.

A plate full of winter projects probably has a lot to do with not minding a few less days out-of-doors. Each year holds something different. This year I've enjoyed putting together a few 'quilt' projects to add a little color and character to various spots in our decor. This elk panel is part of a project I've yet to complete.

This moose wall hanging is destined for the wall in our 'Moose' theme cabin. The pattern for this wall hanging and the appliques for the panel above came from a delightful quilting book which focuses on the outdoors - and specifically our 'local' wildlife. I've enjoyed it thoroughly!

Of course our guests keep our lives from getting stagnent. In the winter, most guests come for lunch. After a long break and with full bellies, they typically head back to the other side of the mountain for a warm shower and bed. However, each year has brought a few more adventurous souls who have chosen to spend part of their vacation in the best Montana backwoods get-away spot!

Guests and projects are the 'predictable' parts of winter. However, this winter brought a few other interesting events. A fox on the roof (covered in a recent post) and a dead cat in the yard added a bit of spice to our lives.

However, as usual, the weather is the most talked about and, perhaps, the most interesting aspect each winter. This winter has been no exception. Lots of snow and wind gave us icicles in the oddest places!

And - SNOW! My oh my the snow we've enjoyed this winter. Even as I write, the snow continues to reign supreme. While down the hill the ground is beginning to bare, I suspect it is going to take awhile for the wall of snow at our local post office to disappear.

It has been a winter to remember. They all are. Winters to treasure. Memories to store away. A special place. A special time. Wonderful adventures. We truly are blessed!

Lady of the Lake

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