Thursday, December 10, 2009

Changing of the Seasons in the Adirondacks

I finally got around to downloading the last two batches of pictures from the cabin so I thought I'd share them here.

The first bunch is from the weekend in October when my mom came up to spend the weekend. The foliage was still pretty good then so she got to see some of the beautiful leaves, although it had started to go by a bit.

The next several are from last weekend when we got our first real snowfall and we realized our weekends in the cabin had to finally come to an end until spring returns.

Below are two views of the pond, one from the other side looking across at the cabin, and the other looking away from the cabin.

Me and Mom on the deck of the cabin - first close, then farther away. And no, she doesn't always wear that hat. Ironically the pictures I posted from the Cape also had her in that hat!

Diva and me, ready to go for a walk, with me in my Red Hat Society hat. Since I dropped out of the Society after the first few meetings, I'm glad to have a new use for it - to show up in the woods so that hunters won't shoot me thinking I'm a deer. Knew it would come in handy some day.

Sunset at Hulett's Landing on Lake George.
A view of the snow-covered pine tree in front of the cabin during last weekend's nighttime snowstorm, and the snow-covered Adirondack chairs on the deck.

Dawn over the pond the next morning, followed by more views of the winter wonderland. Note the frozen pond.

Wouldn't that last picture be a good ad for Jeep?

So, we are now back to spending our weekends in New Jersey until, perhaps, mid-April. We'll see how the weather goes. We may spend a weekend or two over the winter at Starry Night Cabins in Schroon Lake, and take a drive over to check on the cabin, but until spring it is unlikely that we'll spend a night at our own place.

While I will be missing our weekends away from it all, at least we have something to look forward to in the spring. And in the meantime, it will be nice to finish putting away the summer clothes that are still lying around in the laundry baskets, hang out with our friends on weekends, and be able to have my family over for Sunday dinner again!


splord said...

Beautiful in both the Autumn and Winter settings!

Fran said...

What lovely photos!!!

Oh that Saturday snow was so pretty and it was gorgeous so early in the morning on Sunday, such great light.

Now it is so cold you wouldn't believe it.


Stay away until spring!!

Life As I Know It Now said...

I like the hat! You got some tude going on there gal!

And now I'm jealous because I DON'T have a cabin to look forward to returning to next Spring :P

S.W. Anderson said...

What beautiful scenery, beautifully photographed. Your cabin truly is an idyllic retreat.

Unfortunately, an early October deep cold snap fixed it so that most trees in my area turned to dull colors, instead of the brilliant hues of most years. But, there's always next year.

BTW, there's beautiful scenery to be found in northwest New Jersey, in the High Point area. It's especially pretty in the fall.

MRMacrum said...

Nice pictures. Looks like a sweet location. Too bad you couldn't live there year round. But then it wouldn't be a "getaway" anymore would it?

lisahgolden said...

The pictures are gorgeous. What a wonderful place for a weekend retreat! And I love the photo of you and Diva. Way to repurpose that hat!

giggles said...

Yes, indeed. It looks beautiful up there.... I know what I'd be doing with all my time if I had a place like that!!!!

(Since I don't, I've just frittered all my time away. Frittered, I tell you.)

Fran said...

A veritable Currier & Ives 4 seasons scene.


TomCat said...

Great pics, Maui. No wonder you hate to leave!

susan said...

The photographs are wonderful. I grew up in an area in Southern Ontario that looked similar but in winter we stayed. The transition from swimming to skating always seemed too long.

Nice hat.

Mnmom said...

How lovely!!! Especially the sunsets.

Mauigirl said...

Thanks all, glad you enjoy the pictures. I am having such withdrawal from not going up there. But I hear it's like 0 degrees there tonight so I guess it's for the best...for now.

S.W., I think that early frost in October affected the foliage up by the cabin as well. Although these pictures are lovely, last fall the colors were much brighter. I really noticed a difference this year.

Anonymous said...

Lordy, that pond is gorgeous. Especially in Fall. Terrific season pics - sort of nice to see Fall right up there with Winter, seeing the changes. That last one WOULD make a perfect Jeep ad!

Distributorcap said...

so currier and ives and so beautiful

just like the dirty snow of NY

Mauigirl said...

Thanks SmallPines! I love looking at your pictures too!

DCap, you're right, so much like NYC! ;-)