Sunday, January 24, 2010

Winter from the Cottage

I posted a rather lengthy and tedious, narrated tour of the cottage after a visit last March, and I'm sure that no one, including me, could manage to sit through a sort of repeat, so I'll just share a few photos with short notes, this time around. Both then and now, however, I begin at the gate looking toward the house. I must take this picture on every visit in every season, and that is pretty well true for the rest of the photos too.



A plough has knocked the sign somewhat askew this winter, but you can see that the place has been named, Riverwood, which is certainly appropriate as a river forms the eastern boundary, and there are acres of woods throughout.



Looking southward: on a typical winter day, we'll stack our snowshoes in the space between the house and the shed. The remainder of the photos are more or less taken from that same space.



I turn from facing southward to northward, and see a gate beyond which a slope leads up to the woods. Our quaint snowshoe tracks lead off in that direction although they really represent out reutrn route in our treks of this last visit.



The snow was falling when I took the next photo just to the right of the one above. It's the garage/workshop.



To the right of the (almost looking east now) is a little shed that isn't really used for anything but always waits patiently and contentedly to lure the next amateur photographer into its picturesque snare. In this case it catches the low morning light.



The next photo looks southward from behind the house, across the backyard, toward the field that was possibly ploughed or at least grazed a few times in days of yore. There has been frost in the trees that morning, and there is still some remaining on the little trees in the middle of the photo (which you might see if you click through to the larger version).



Panning a little right from the above photo in a more southwesterly direction we see some of the backyard, including a red humming bird feeder, which, for some strange reason, was not attracting too many hummers last week.



Maybe I'll post another set further from the homestead in the next few days.

15 comments:

Barry said...

Beautiful pictures. No wonder you enjoy gong there in the winter. I especially liked the shot between the house and the back shed, with the snow shoes ready to go.

Garnetrose said...

I love the last shot. Very nice, indeed.

Bachelor said...

Oh my! Great pics, AC! Thanks for sharing your cottage views!
The Bach

Mara said...

I wouldn't mind spending a quiet week in that cottage, you make it look so idyllic!

Bernie said...

Breathtaking A/C....you do take wonderful photos but I think you were in such a beautiful spot it would of been very hard not too.... :-) Hugs

Diana said...

So beautiful AC, I can certainly see why you love to go!
Love Di

Queenmothermamaw said...

Gosh A/C that is more than cottage. Looks like a big homestead to me. Your pictures are just great. The snow looks so pure when it is deep like that, not sloppy and muddy like the light falls we got.
QMM

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

Lovely pictures. There does not seem to be very much snow. I think we are having another Winter drought. In our area we only had one snow storm about a month and a half ago and very little since.

You are lucky to have such a place to retreat to. So much nicer than the wasteland we call suburbia.

Ruth said...

That red shed would snare me too. Lovely winter scenes.

Lorna said...

Even a dyed-in-the-wool winterphobe like me would have to love that place.

Donna said...

Love them All! But beware...I Think I see Bigfoot in the last one!
HAhahaa....That's a LOT of snow!
hughugs

PBS said...

Beautiful photos, especially the snow. I DO like it better in pictures than in person, though.

JunieRose2005 said...

Love your snowy pictures!

Junie

Mary G said...

I almost feel that I have been there; lovely shots. Particularly like the hummingbird feeder one.

Andrea Frazer - Pass the Zoloft said...

Beautiful pics! I, too, have a cabin, but I don't take nearly as good photos as you do. Plus, mine is much smaller from what I can tell. I found you through Pam's blog...do you know if she's okay? I think I might have seen you on Tami's also. Take care - Andrea