Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Decorative Stumps

Stumps play an important role at our float cabin. They help cut down wave action from wind and passing boats. They also provide an attractive and colorful addition to our water lot. Here are a few treasured stumps on duty in front of our cabin. A small alder tree, moss and salal plants give them lots of character.

This stump is named Bede after the BD-5J homebuilt jet from BedeCorp. If you go to their website you might see the resemblance. This year Bede has a large lupine growing out of his well watered crevices.

Thanks for looking at my stump pictures. If you would like to see more about float cabin living, click here. -- Margy

21 comments:

  1. Betty5:57 PM

    That is so cool to have the plants growing in the stumps it looks like they were planed.I bet your birds did it.

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  2. What a fun adventure and interesting info on the logs importance and with plants growing out of them. I love learning new things!

    Thanks for being the first to visit my entry after I was so late in posting it!

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  3. Beautiful photos... I have noticed a lot more of these magnificent stumps have washed ashore after the snow has melted this year...

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  4. What a fun way to live. I love the photos!

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  5. you've captured some lovely stumps here!

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  6. Hi Margy- hope I got the name right. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Oh Margy, these are spectacular photos! I love how the green reflects in the water. Thanks for dropping by! :D

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  8. Beautiful pics! Thanks for sharing them. Lake living sounds like an extrememly enjoyable way to spend your days, I am green with envy.

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  9. Didnt know pics of stumps could be so beautiful! ;) Nice shots! Thanks for stopping by my blog! :) Have a nice day!

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  10. Aloha Margy,
    I like the creative origins of the stumps in the water.
    Nature is so subtle with her decor and to place these in interesting poses is a work of art.
    It fascinates me that humans always compare items we've made to mother natures perfection.
    Even in death comes renewal..
    Peace, Kai

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  11. Do you live on the boat? If you do, I am so jealous!

    Okay, either way I am jealous :O)

    Gorgeous pics! I will absolutely be back for more!

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  12. Beautiful stumps, it's weird, they alway give e a lonely feeling, but thewy'er beautiful. Oh my gods, I wasreading your blog... It must be really cool to live in a floating cabin like you do. Refreshing, natural, rewarding! I'm going to keep readng it. Thanks for stopping by at my place wih your sweet words.
    Kisses from Nydia.

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  13. The stump is special!

    Thanks for stopping by to see my Snowy Santa

    :-Daryl

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  14. Thank you to everyone for visiting my stumps post. To answer a few of the questions, we live at our float cabin about 75% of the year. That is in all seasons. While summer is really great, we enjoy the gentle snows of winter, the misty mornings of fall and the green sprouts and bird songs of spring. Not to mention, there are fewer visitors to our bay in the off season. Stay awhile and check out some of my other pictures about float cabin living, nature and atv rides into the back country. -- Margy

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  15. Margy, I love how these stumps are so 'available' for new and beautiful (lupine!)plants to take up residence. Also enjoyed reading about your swallows. How cool are they, making nests out of mudballs?!! Lovely posts, as always.

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  16. Great photos of your stumps and interesting to read about them.

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  17. Well, I am stumped over your stumps! LOL Thanks for commenting on my blog. I posted a response after your comment.

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  18. I loved reading about your cabin....what a great place it sounds like you have!!!and you have some wonderful pictures as well....I don't know how I missed some of them! Your stumps look fabulous! I am so intrigued by all of this I am going to get the book you mentioned. I will let you know if I like it!

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  19. Those stumps are so decorative, I love them.

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  20. Margy shalom! I had never even heard of float cabins. Now your blog opens my eyes. It looks like the next best thing to heaven, to live in one. Lucky you!

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  21. The reflection of that first stump is so cool, I had to take a larger look!

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