very welcomed to take a getaway arm chair tour.
As the trees lining the long driveway give way to an open expanse of lawn and buildings, you almost expected a Hobbit with pipe in hand to wander down the path to greet you. Or a talking billy goat or two.
|First glimpse on a bright August day|
|The cabin on a misty Spring morning|
|Back porch leading into the kitchen|
The fascinating hand-built oven/grill/smoker right outside that kitchen entry
Cabin in late Autumn mantle
A quiet, peaceful morning on the back porch after a new fall of snow.
|The cabin with a teasing view of the little barn behind it|
Although I have owned and restored or enhanced many eccentric or whimsical properties in the last 35 years, I realize that this one will remain my personal snow-globe when I move on, much the way that Heidi treasured the snow-globe that reminded her of the idyllic Alpine cabin and life that she had shared with her loving grandfather.
This place deserves someone who can gently restore the grounds to its builders' intent; perhaps an artist, a writer, a photographer, a new Thoreau on a new Walden Pond.