She looks so innocent, doesn't she. Don't believe it for a minute. She may only have a vocabulary of three words but she's smart as a whip. This is what the bedroom looked like after I tore my bed apart -- mattress, box and all. Of course, by then she had bolted into one of her hidey holes in the bathroom.
After trying to decide if I should find a cat care person and just leave or go get her, I managed to get her into the dreaded box and off we went. She gave me the evil eye all the way.
I have to say the color all the way north was fabulous and when I arrived, it was no less so. This is one of my walking roads.
And this, the morning view.
A friend of Rick's (George the Cyclist) camped out in our yard on his cycling journey to Carnegie Libraries in Michigan. (George is an interesting fellow and writes a great blog on his bicycle travels around the world.) We had a lovely distanced dinner on the porch in our jackets. The next morning, Rick and George went on a long bike ride.
They had a perfect day for it.
While they were gone, I went to my teeny-tiny post office (one window) and mailed some packages and then took a ride to the other side of the lake. That's the cottage -- from afar!
When they got back, George took off. I settled in with a book. After the stress of the ride the day before (plus, on that day learning of the terrorist plot to kidnap our governor and overthrow the capitol, just another day in these weird and wacky and wretched times) it was pure heaven to sit on the couch with my book, occasionally glancing out to see this.
When RIck finished work we went on a color ride. Oh, it was spectacular. He knows all the back roads from his rides and we saw some pretty stuff. But nothing topped the view at the ski lodge.
Everywhere I looked, it was like a painting. All the fall colors -- reds, oranges, yellows, even some browns and of course, green. If the sky had been a little more blue, it would have been the most glorious spectrum!
But to be honest, I don't think it could be much more so than it was.
It was a windy day but of course we had to record the moment for posterity! Because that's what I do.
Then we had a beer on the patio, overlooking the loveliest view. It was relatively warm -- high 60s -- and so quiet and peaceful, even though others were about.
After getting home, a quiet and delicious dinner -- Rick's homemade pizza. A new episode of "Great British Baking Show," and just enjoying the peace of the lake (that finally descended after next door's lawn and leaf-blower guys left!)
And still enchanted by the magic of fall's beauty!