The Cabin on the Lake~


I have always wanted to stay for an extended period of time on a high mountain lake,

in the Eastern Sierras, far from people,

in the fall,


when the leaves change,


in a cabin,

on the lakeshore.

As the temperature drops each day,


critters have time to prepare for winter. (Golden Mantled Squirrel)


Winter still holds herself back.

Tonite it will be 21 degrees F.

Cheers to you from the beauty, refuge, and safety, of the wilderness (chipmunk)~

267 thoughts on “The Cabin on the Lake~

    • Positive fantasy is more necessary, the more stressful our lives become. Tony Judt described this so well in “The Memory Chalet,” a Swiss Chalet he retreated to in his mind to bring him peace. Thank you dear Sally for being such a wonderful person and friend ❤

      • I am with you 100% Cindy.. I wrote a short story about a house and garden which turned out to be in heaven.. my mother was getting more and more fearful as she got well into her 90s and I read it to her. We then created her own perfect place to go to – with my father waiting for her. We often talked about adding things to it over the next couple of years. It was considerably more palatial than mine.. but it made her happy and as her dementia increased she still remembered it. Thank you for providing us with such wonderful prompts for memories and future dreams. ♥

  1. Cindy, that sounds cold but looks amazing. Those squirrels and chipmunks look as though they’re not bothered by the drop in temperature but I bet they have lots of food stored away so they can hide from the winter when it does finally arrive. Thank you for your wonderful photographs they are just so amazing.

    • Interesting. People probably more one than the other. I grew up on and in the ocean, but now I spend most of my time in the mountains. I think I need them both.

  2. So gorgeous Cindy– and the cabin looks so snug and cozy! But the best is that little critter! So clear and exact– every little fur point standing out. What great photos! thanks! xo

  3. absolutely beautiful Cindy! and the animals are lucky to have much more beautiful place than us to live. I hope humans will never build there.

  4. Superb work!!!you are a very talented photographer 👌👌👌👌loves the beauty of nature ✌

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