Wednesday, June 18, 2008

A Few Days at the Cabin.............

Warren and I spent five days up at the cabin, so no quilting progress made..but we did get quite a bit of work done around there. I took this photo out the plane window while we were flying back home on Monday. The weather was pretty cloudy, rainy and cool most of the time we were there. The sun did manage to peak out for a few hours everyday, making it possible for us to get some stumps pulled, the fire pit area leveled out, and some of the never ending pile of brush burned.....and...... a head for THE goddess tree............but that will be in a much later post!

People still use outhouses, you ask??? Well, when you have a cabin out in the middle of nowhere............. (I could say something here, but I'll behave). I decided from the start if we're going to have an outhouse, I'm having fun decorating it! I did the tile work quite awhile ago, but finally got around to staining the floor this trip. The final coat ended up being much more amorphous than what is shown in the photo. All it needs now is a protective coat, then it's on to decorating the walls..............yes, this is a continuous work in progress.........and yes, Warren just shakes his head and let's me be..........
On the flight home, I took some photos of the mud flats, which I find incredibly beautiful. The mud flats are the tidal flats along the Knik Arm and Turnagain Arm. I enjoy the view from the plane, as the shapes and colors change with each flight.



It will be a couple of weeks before we head back up there, so it's back to the studio for me.........

4 comments:

Denise Aumick said...

Those mud flats are wonderful. I think terrain viewed from above creates incredibly beautiful abstract images. That outhouse is quite the ticket too. Heck, the whole Alaskan cabin wilderness vision has me thrilled.

Nanc said...

It can be quite an adventure, Denise! Glad you're enjoying the photos!

Deb H said...

That has got to be the prettiest out house I've ever seen! I LOVE it!

I also love the mud flat photos. I've often thought I'd like to do something art-wise inspired by the organic shapes & colors in them.

Nanc said...

Thanks, Deb.
I'm having a lot of fun with this outhouse! And yes..........those mud flats will definitely be a quilt subject!