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Monday, September 20, 2010

Settling in

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

I liked the shadow of the little leaf behind the big one. I just love the shape of aspen leaves!

We are settling into cabin mode slowly but surely. We get up, have some coffee and a bite of breakfast and then take the dogs for a walk. It’s been very windy for the past two days and unseasonably warm. You can tell how windy it is by looking at the dog’s fur blowing in the next few pictures.

Here is Bella posing prettily in front of Bull Mountain.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

And Bella and Alex.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Hailey wanted her picture in the blog too.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Some of the aspens are really turning like this little grove on our property, but others haven’t even started yet.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

I managed to find a photo we took last year to show how it looked before the tree removal took place. Here is the “before” photo followed by the “after” photo.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

And here is what it looks like from inside the cabin looking out.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

We can now see birds flying through the clearing. This prairie falcon visited this morning. It kept heckling the steller jays and swooping around the bird feeding station. We are not sure what it was up to but perhaps it views the newly opened space as its hunting ground and was not used to the jays being around it. He was beautiful to watch and kept us entertained for a good 45 minutes.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Our dear friend Linda drove all the way up from Denver yesterday to visit. It was wonderful to see her again. She is Alex’s breeder, and the minute she stepped out of her car he knew who she was even though he has not seen her for five years. It was so sweet to watch them get reacquainted. We talked and talked, drank wine (maybe a bit too much), and went on a few walks. She got to see Bella’s water dog act in action.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Her stay was short and after a long walk with the dogs this morning, she left to make the 3 hour drive home.

As I type the wind is whipping around the cabin in very strong gusts. I think the sound of the wind could drive a person crazy if it went on for very long. Hopefully it will stop tomorrow! It’s not very pleasant to be outside even though the temperature is 75 degrees F.

Tomorrow we will need to go into Laramie for more groceries since we only bought enough to get us through today. Maybe this time we’ll try shopping at the super Walmart instead of the Safeway even though I don’t like shopping at Walmart for groceries all that much. But, we don’t have a whole lot of choice!

I’ll leave you with this photo that I took this morning of this strange cloud that was hanging over the cabin.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey


I just love your photos.  Always so vibrant.  And your dogs are beautiful!  enjoy grin

The dogs look so happy.  What a gorgeous colour the Aspen trees are - my very favourite time of year.

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