Tuesday, July 13, 2010

"Our Canada: Picture Perfect" by Our Canada

When I got back to the cabin last week, Wayne had a surprise for me. Our float cabin on Powell Lake, was featured twice in a new book called Our Canada: Picture Perfect. What an exciting surprise! Of course, our off the grid cabin is a prominent feature in Wayne's Coastal BC Stories, but being included in a book published by someone else is very exciting.

Two summers ago, Wayne wrote an article for Our Canada Magazine called "On the Lake". It was the first story in a series called "Our Dream Home." We were proud to start it off for them, and got lots of great feedback from the magazine's readers.

The article included two pictures of our cabin. The first was a summer scene with my floating garden in the foreground and our floating wood shed tied to the log boom. This is one of my favourite shots. You'll now find it in the British Columbia section of Our Canada: Picture Perfect.

The other picture they chose to include in the book was a winter scene. Because our Campion runabout was tied to the cabin deck, it was placed in the boating section.

Our Canada: Picture Perfect was just published in May 2010. It is 160 pages with 250 photos and illustrations. The stories and pictures show our great country in all of its glory. It's available online at Reader's Digest, Amazon.ca, or chapters.indigo.ca. You can also purchase it in bookstores throughout Canada including our own Coles in Powell River. Thanks Wayne for a great present! -- Margy

16 comments:

  1. What a charming cabin in such a serene setting AND what an honor to be featured in a book that includes “picture perfect” in its title. :)

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  2. How exciting for you, but it had to happen at sometime as your home definitely is 'picture perfect' xx :)

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  3. Margy: They are certainly perfectly beautiful photos.

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  4. OMG that is freak'n adorable! Congrats Congrats! had to say it twice. So happy for ya! Duane

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  5. Congratulations to both of you!! How great is this! Both are beautiful photos...and now I'm off to check the article out!

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  6. I love the idea of the floating garden, but wonder if you feel frequently damp and chilled living in such a moist environment? And if so, how do you counter that? (Don't mean to be a wet blanket here...just curious)

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  7. How cool is that!? I'll be looking for it the next time I'm at Coles or Chapters.

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  8. Margy, I've never seen such a thing - a floating homestead - just amazing! Congratulations on having pictures of it published! That's great! Thank you for stoping by my blog today. It was great to see you. I can see I will have to take the opportunity to peruse your archived posts!! ~karen

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  9. I actually just ordered that for my daughter's birthday next week....if Mohammad won't come to the mountain then the mountain is just going to have to go to Mohammad!" I was delighted by this book and wholly recommend it to anyone.
    Congrats Margy for being featured in it.
    Have a great week.
    Smiles

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  10. What a beautiful cabin. The place is so scenic.

    Congratulations for being featured in the magazine. I am sure tourists will flock your area!

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  11. Thanks everyone for the well wishes and allowing me to brag a bit.

    Carolyn - I am sure you daughter will be delighted with the book. I haven't had time yet to really look at everything and read all the stories. For all my readers, you should head on over to Carolyn's blog to see the new cabin she is building. It's to die for!

    Susan - You asked about dampness. The float is made out of huge cedar logs that are about half submerged in the lake, but there is a raised deck that puts the cabin floor about two feet above the surface. It is open to the air so it doesn't build up moisture. During the summer it is as dry as a land cabin. Moisture can condense under the roof in winter, but our insulation helps. Because we heat with a wood stove, we find that the air gets too dry. For that reason we always keep a pot of water on the stove to act like a humidifier. Thanks for asking. - Margy

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  12. Margy congratulations. Great photos... Linda and I will be heading to Ontario in a couple weeks.. Can't wait

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  13. Both photos are great! It sounds like you are living a dream life.

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  14. Congratulations! It's definitely a picture perfect spot. Love the photos they selected.

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  15. I hadn't heard of "float cabins" and find your home fascinating. Even more so, the floating garden - and what fun to find it all in a book.

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  16. Very cool. Those are evocative photos! Such an interesting and appealing way to live.

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