Monday, October 12, 2009

End of Summer--My World

Fall has come to our canyon and winter is close on its heals.
A storm is due and the community water is to be shut down next weekend. It was time to say goodbye to our cabin until spring. Summer seems so short, we have running water for less than five months though we often extend the season a bit and "camp out" in it once the road is plowed the end of April.
The fresh water and water heater are drained, non-toxic anti-freeze in the drains. I defrost the refrigerator and remove any cans from the pantry that might burst when they freeze. There is water stored and firewood for early opening. The deck railing has been removed so the snow can not slide off the roof and remove it in a more destructive fashion.
We roll down the shutters and say good-bye, until next year.
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15 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous shots, such gorgeous colors, I can understand that it must be hard to leave such a lovely place even for the winter months. Great place!

Have a great week!

Sylvia

J Bar said...

Top shots.
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Barb said...

Hi Martha,
So sad to say goodbye to the cabin! Those fall leaves sure look beautiful. I've had deck railing "removed" by falling snow, so I know what you mean. I'm back in Breckenridge - the ski trails are white and there is snow in my yard.

Ebie said...

Hi Martha, that looks like a lot of work, I think, but maybe not for you! It is also getting cooler now, but I missed this year's Autumn leaves, but something to look forwrd in another year.

P.S. I work the early shift so I can do photo shoots in the afternoon before the sun sets. And no more shopping(fashion) on the weekends.

Diane AZ said...

I suppose with those chores to do you can really notice when the seasons change there. I can't get over the colors in the first one. Bright gold against dark green against clear blue sky...so beautiful!

Cheryl Ann said...

We were just up your way (Bishop) this past weekend. I can understand why you have to close up your cabin! It is indeed beautiful country up there, but, yes, a storm is coming! Have a good winter! I'm glad I found your blog.

Ginnymo said...

Fall is beautiful but I know how you must hate to leave camp. Camps are a lot of work when you first open them and then when you close them but sure enjoyable in between and you have had a great summer up there Martha! Hope the winter won't be too rough. Take care.

happilyretired said...

How fortunate you are to have such a wonderful place in the mountains ... leaving must be difficult. I'm sure hoping for rain where I live, but I'm worried about potential mudslides in the recently burned areas in the mountains here in Southern California.
Hugs and blessings,

Photo Cache said...

It's raining cats and dogs around here. The closer you get to the bay, the heavier the downfall it seems.

I can't wait for the fall leaves.

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eileeninmd said...

It does seem sad to close up and leave the lovely cabin. It looks like a wonderful place to enjoy your time.

PERBS said...

Wow! I thought you had a little cabin in the woods. I would hate to leave it also -- no matter the size.

Martha (Menagerie) said...

Gorgeous Martha! I know I would hate to leave!

Carolyn Ford said...

Lots of work but worth it I am sure. What a beautiful fall scene...the yellow aspens are gorgeous!

Marites said...

sounds like you're all set for winter. I love the colors of the fall! Gorgeous! My world entry is here.

Arija said...

How sad to shut up shop for the season and leave the wilds behind.