Now you might think that since Gary and I have very different views of how a Cabin Vacation should look (projects vs novels), there might be a bit of stress during our time there. Actually, the system works quite well. Gary’s preferred work style is to do it himself. He worked alone for most of his previous lifetime (i.e. paying job), and he’s very used to figuring out how to do most things without additional help. Since he needs those extra hands very infrequently, I try to make sure I’m available when he needs me. But in the meantime, my time is largely my own. This year I was a pretty big part of our two Wilderness Projects, but when I wasn’t wearing protective gloves and schlepping through blackberry bushes, I was thoroughly enjoying myself doing the Cabin My Way.
Oh, there was a bit of cleaning to be done and I did get a little over-zealous sorting through and organizing our game and toy collection.
I’m sorry, but do we really need THREE sets of Pick-up-Sticks?
But odd assortment of entertainment options and other miscellaneous chores aside, one of the things that I love to do at the cabin is wander around with my camera. (Shocking, I know!) Let’s face it, there’s always something interesting to discover at the Cabin!
Looking low your might find these delicate seeds, ready to take flight.
Or maybe this will catch your eye as you pass by!
To help with the size perspective…..
and from a slightly different angle-
(I think is one of my favorite shots of the batch!)
Maybe at mid-range you might notice the path that leads to the pond –
Or this falling camera shot! I don’t even know when I took it, but I think it’s pretty cool!
Let’s pretend I took it on purpose, OK?
Remember the vanishing outhouse view? If you go a bit higher on the ridge, you can still see those patchwork fields –
and don’t forget those sunset masterpieces –
(We R.E.A.L.L.Y. need to do something about those big trees in the valley!)
And then there are the clouds –
White and puffy against their azure background
or all lined up in a row, signaling the beginning of a perfect Vermont day!
And when you get down to the pond, there’s the classic cabin shot that needs to be framed each year.
Do I go landscape and catch the reflection of the pond’s edge
Or portrait, and just showcase the cabin?
Or maybe pull in a bit tighter….
Or just stick with the perfect reflection on the perfect Vermont day?
So you see, Gary & I are quite the compatible pair at the cabin. I’m there to be his helper when he needs one, but meanwhile I get to soak in all of the wonder of this, my most favorite of places. And clean out a couple of cabinets along the way!
Thanks for coming along on this year’s end-of-summer time at the Cabin. I think this will be the last post about the Cabin for this year, since it’s about time I moved a little closer to the present. But it’s always hard to say that last good-bye.