This past weekend I did a little getaway to the cabin. I left Thursday mid-day and made great time up to the mountains! Willy and Jon were there, too. It rained a bit on the way up, and that evening we got a nice shower. I mostly relaxed and began a puzzle. It was of a Debbie Mumm piece of art with lots of flowers! I took a quick walk too, and snapped some penstemon along the road.
We went down to Murphy’s on Friday, walked around a bit, visited some shops, and had a wonderful hamburger at the Murphy’s Historic Hotel Saloon. Not usually my choice of venue, but it was fun for a change, although quite loud. I would have preferred to eat in the garden, but the boys had other ideas.
Willy and I took walk that evening. It was cooling down, and was a good workout (the area has its “ups and downs”). There were spots of wild sweet peas, but no lupine left.
Jon had to leave Friday night, so Willy and I headed to the lake early Saturday morning. There were already quite a few cars there and spots taken in our usual area, but we found a good place to plant ourselves. The lake was so still and just beautiful. I took a few photos before the boaters, kayakers, etc. took to the water.
Before long, the shores were packed and the lake was filled with children and adults enjoying the cool water and fresh mountain air. It really did not get too hot that day. It was cloudy with the sun trying to peek through most of the day. Of course, I took a walk around to see what I could see…. wildflowers!! Here’s a few more to share with you…
I took a walk across the road and up the little hill to the creek and waterfall. You never know what you’ll find there. I could hear the water, so I knew there had to be some water! I was kindly met with several flowers still in bloom and a small waterfall. I could have spent the day here, but there’s not really a comfortable place to sit for a long period. I just climbed around, took some pictures, enjoyed the sound of the running water, and made a few rock sculptures. They are so meditative to create, and so peaceful to reflect on when you’re done.
Dark clouds were on the horizon, so perhaps another thunderstorm was on its way. We left early afternoon to miss it, and to relax back at the cabin.
Sunday morning, it was up early to pack up and head out early to beat the traffic. We got home around noon so I had plenty of time to take a nap, get some food, and work in the garden. It was quite warm, but it felt good to get some weeding and clean up done.
Again, why don’t I make the time to go up there more often? Things always get in the way… or I let them get in the way. Not sure. In Murphy’s, I found this little wood carving that said, “The cabin in my happy place”.
I hope you all have a “happy place” you can go to when you need it. My happy place at home is my garden. I love the beach, too, but for a quiet, peaceful retreat, the cabin is perfect. Thanks again to Willy and Jon!!
Have a sunny day!