Sunday, October 23, 2011

One Last Time

Today, I made my last visit to the cottage for this season.  It's a bittersweet time, closing up the place in the fall - by this time of year, I'm ready to stop driving to the cottage every weekend and stay home in Toronto and do a little hibernating at home.  At the same time, I will miss being up there, especially after another nice day like today.  It was sunny and warm, with no wind, so that makes it so much easier to do what needs to be done this time of year.  I raked the same piece of the lawn for the third and final time this year, although there were a lot less leaves today than the past two times, thank goodness!  My sister filled 17 bags, bringing us to a total of 50 for this year so far.  My sister will go up at least one more time, to finish raking and to turn off the water and then that's it until next May.  In the meantime, the mice will have the run of the place and it will be darned cold up there.  No chipmunks around today, they might already be sleeping in their nests, but there were lots of chickadees around - winter is definitely getting closer!

No photos from today as I am staying overnight at my mom's place and don't have any way to download photos from my camera but here's one I found on the Internet (thanks to The Graphics Fairy!), a beautiful fall collage.


kate mckinnon said...

I'll bet your laptop has a card reader slot? For your camera card? I was surprised to discover one on my Mac one day when I didn't have my cable.

Cynthia of Cynful Creations said...

It does and I use it all the time. Only problem was, I didn't have my laptop with me. :)