Monday, October 26, 2009

End of the Season

Sunday we made the trek
back to my favorite spot
Dorchester Cape
and the cottage.

It was time to close it up for the season
winterize...drain the water tank
bring home groceries
strip the beds.

It was such a nice day
sunny and warm
it seemed a shame to be closing it up
for another year.

While Trevor was putting on the shutters
and Mom was puttering
Sam & I took Molly for a walk
down to the beach.

the leaves have fallen
making way for winter's
white blanket of snow
they are ready for it
even though we are not.

every spring
we check on "our tree"
she hangs precariously on the edge
and sadly I know one year
we will come down
and she will be gone

Sam and Molly looking for rocks
this is the perfect spot

silhouettes in the sun
waiting for the tide to come in

going to look for a stick

we need one that is just right

in order to do this!


Sam's self portrait
I loaded this twice
and it came in sideways both times
not sure WHAT is up with that!

We look up the beach...

and down...

and say good-bye to another season.


The landscape is changing on the cape
The existing road will soon be closed
as the erosion is making it dangerous to drive on.

Trev trucked through the woods
to the new road
it won't be long now
and our back yard will soon become
the front.

We picked the spot where we want our new driveway
back in the spring

They have not yet started the clearing
but I imagine it will be done before it is time
to open up again for another season.

So the picturesque drive along the shoreline
will change to a drive through the woods...


Cathi said...

What a lovely day you had, such beautiful pictures....thanks for sharing, Lori! XXOO

Unknown said...

Oh Lori what a glorious place to spend some time! You are truly lucky to get to spend summer time's just so beautiful!!

:) T

Fifi Flowers said...

Such a pretty day outside!

Farmgirl Paints said...

Gorgeous pictures. Looks like a wonderful place to spend some relaxing down time. My pictures load sideways too sometimes. I have no idea how to fix it either.

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Oh Lori, it must be a little bit sad, shutting up your cottage, although there will be plenty of wonderful times to be had next year.
Can you not go there in the winter ? Is it all snowed in ?
Fabulous photographs of some lovely scenery. XXXX

cindy@cottageinstincts said...

Such beautiful pictures....I'm so not ready for the winter. Each year I dread it more and can understand why so many head south after the holidays. :o)

Lissa said...

what a peaceful, relaxing day! Lovely!