A Day Around the Cabin
Yesterday was a lovely day, with the rain shower holding off until the end of the day, so I spent some time at the cabin for some quiet time. I did some swimming, picked some berries and tried to obeserve the flora and fauna as closely as possible. I find it is in the small things, the details, in which the little mysteries and joys are revealed.
I took a few pictures too.
I like this picture of the cabin framed by the foliage. I have my back to the river. In front on me is the place where we pass through the grass and other plants to go to swim.
This is the full frontal view of the cabin. It is lovely to sit on the porch swing and watch the river and listen to the birds.
The "guest house". If a camp had inside plumbing it would just be another suburban house.
The outhouse is a good place to sit and ponder the meaning of life in all it's ordinariness.
This a view from the top of the trail down to the river. The fire pit and the picnic table is the center of a lot of activity for the young at least. I prefer to sit on the verandah where I can see what is going on around the river. This year as usual there is a family of American Merganser ducks who often swim buy. Occasionally, canoeist slip past and we exchange waves.
If you enlarge this photo by clicking on it you will see my house about 1/4 mile away across the field. From the cabin, you are not aware of any other homes. Occasionally, you can hear a vehicle pass along the road in front of the house to let you know you are not far off the beaten path.
We have had record rainfall this summer so the river remains swollen with water. Perhaps, the Great Lakes will recover a little this year, filling up with water. After several years of some drought, summer and winter, the Great Lakes have suffered from lower water levels.