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Cabin in Evening


Cabin in Evening

And that would be the sun shining inside..... A hint at my tropical oasis inside. :-)



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Lovely photo, looks like a xmas card :)

17 Nov, 2008

 

lol, thanks. I do have my wreath up and tree, though thats inside.

17 Nov, 2008

 

lovely I like it!

17 Nov, 2008

 

looks very cosy

17 Nov, 2008

 

How do you survive there ?
I'd have died a long time ago if I had to live in such a plce. lol

17 Nov, 2008

 

Fascinating photo.
Cabin in the snow.
I guess not too many neighbour problems ?

17 Nov, 2008

 

Looks just like a Christmas card Greenthumb....very welcoming lights

17 Nov, 2008

 

agree with Irish..looks so cosy

17 Nov, 2008

 

Looks Beautiful GT :)

17 Nov, 2008

 

Beautiful ....

17 Nov, 2008

 

Very beautiful and cold Greenthumb!

17 Nov, 2008

 

WOW! Like something in a fairy story.....magical.

18 Nov, 2008

 

Thanks so much for all the lovely comments. My little home.
I couldn't explain how I get by, though the light on a timer rising at six and setting at eight makes the winter pass much more quickly than any dark days. I do get out and ski often enough. You wouldn't think it, but I've a neighbor on each side, on cabin right behind mine on the other side of a line of tree's and a house behind me that shares the driveway. I'm also on the access road so everyone passes me going home.

18 Nov, 2008

 

Good to know your not totally isolated Greenthumb.....do you have bears coming closer in the Winter months?

18 Nov, 2008

 

~pleased you've got company~would be a bit risky out there on your own?

19 Nov, 2008

 

Can be risky, though there's many that live on the frontier here. There is still very active native life in the villages, many with only little biplane access. The bears went to sleep with the snow. We wont see them til spring, but these hillsides are filled with wild rasberry and cranberry so common to have them tromping around in late summer.

19 Nov, 2008

 

Wow. It's great to get a better picture of your life in Alaska. You have a real pioneer spirit.

19 Nov, 2008

 

Looks like a delightful home but I could not live without a bright sun shiney day....I admire your ability to do so....How long have you been in Alaska? Are you actually in Fairbanks or on the outskirts? I ask that because you say you haul water...

20 Nov, 2008

 

Thanks Chris, I really do love it here.

I've been here 10 years Skippy. I'm about 6 miles from town, but no plumbing isn't unusuall even in town. Risky to have pipes un the ground and under the floor, expensive to maintain with the cold that comes. Some people have all plumping inside only and have big tanks of water in trucks to pump into indoor tanks that run in the house pipes. I'm on an east facing slope, south facing gets sun every day. I only have six weeks and the sun will be back, at least showing it face. I lived further south in the mountains and there was never direct sun.

20 Nov, 2008

 

I hoope you are keeping nice and cosy looks too cold for me .

When its icy cold I get nose bleeds so not good for me.

I am trying to root cacti now for you greenthumb.

21 Nov, 2008

 

Oh, exciting! :-)

22 Nov, 2008

 

Your cabin looks warm & welcoming - very lovely!

22 Nov, 2008

 

Thanks Grammazoo. :-)

22 Nov, 2008

 

Your cabin is lovely GT. So cozy and warm. But you must have quite some challenges gardening up where you are.

23 Nov, 2008

 

Lovely to see how other people live. you must be tough living the way you do, I am not sure I could do it, have been frozen today and we live in a mild area, but your house looks so inviting, reminds me of a gingerbread house!!

23 Nov, 2008

 

I've a classic little cabin. I'm thinking the warm 'sun' is the most inviting of all.

Outdoor gardening here, Gilli, is a shorter season, but 24 hour sun in green and yellow dominant spectrum so plants grow faster and greener than many places. Blooming must be forced in some and indoor starts vital. With a less wet year, (like last) gardens can be amazing. I've a wild raspberry so I weed blanket under raised beds. The raised bed I can enclose in spring for cold framing and tends warmer than in ground. Most of my gardening tasks I'd have anywhere, though I am out there every waking moment....lol. :-)

24 Nov, 2008

 

Good for you GT. You sound like you have everything under control. I don't think I could take the dark and the cold during winter. I have enough trouble with SAD this far south. LOL.

24 Nov, 2008

 

~how is the weather GT~Once the shortest day comes round do you notice the light lengthening?I always think once January is here it makes a difference!

25 Nov, 2008

 

Oh, I love January Arlene. You can definately tell, the plants have begun sprouting by February, like waking from a dreary sleep. We were very cold there but have warmed to 20F today. Might snow. Real nice, might not go below 0 tonight! This weather! We have been record mild winters and the permafrost is slowly melting. Thats the shelf of ice that the valleys stand on. It is changing things up here. I appreciate this warmth but it dangerous to the ecosystem.
Thanks for the inquiry :-)

26 Nov, 2008



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