Monday, February 01, 2010

The Cabin

I have a group of friends that gets together in a cabin in the woods of Pennsylvania every year on the last weekend in January.  It has become a constant in my life. It is 3 days of peace, quiet, laughter, tears, firelight, reading, walking in the woods, unbelievably good food, hot cocoa, love, support, venting, solving problems, and a host of other things. This year was just lovely except for the fact that three days goes too quickly. Maybe I'll have to start going up on Wednesday instead of Thursday. I did forget to get photos of my secret crafty project, but it was felted bowls, made from my own stash of yarn. I might get some photos when others share their shots from the weekend.  It was wicked cold but there was very little snow on the ground, which was different than past years. I didn't get my Amish quilt yet, so that means I will have to go visit my friend who lives in the cabin again sometime in the next few months.  Here are a few photos:

Turkey Tracks in the Snow. We've seen flocks of turkeys making their way through the woods some years, but not this year.

A lovely creek with icy branches

Ice crystals on a local lake

Another view of the creek. The woods there have a primeval quietness about them, even here by a campground in a fairly run of the mill state park near my pal's place. 

An ice formation on the creek catches the sun for a moment.

This is a pool of crystal clear water with a bubbling spring in the center-the lightest area there in the middle. Can you see the suggestion of a heart? 
 A view of Friday's Wolf Moon-the biggest and brightest full moon of the year. 

 Out for a walk before we have to say goodbye. 
This one has me in it. I'm second from the left. 


  1. I envy this trip every year! How wonderful it that!!?!??! I love your heart... I do see it! and all your pictures are beautiful.

  2. Beautiful photographs! I love the turkey tracks, and the ice in the creek. I knew that shadow was you, and it made me smile.

  3. I love hearing about this trip! What a wonderful tradition! The shadow picture is awesome!

  4. Such a great trip for you. I want that tradition too . . .

  5. I want to do this. It sounds so nice and relaxing. Plus I am having so much fun knitting that I want do that with you too. Glad you had a great time. I love all your pictures!


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