Saturday, August 6, 2011

Alone in the Woods....

Earlier this week, I decided to go spend the night at the cabin all by myself....was hoping the silence & solitude would help me think....  The decision was made at about 6:30 in the eve & by 7 I had my cooler packed with supplies, a book, & was in the truck on the road...
It was so nice to get out of the heat... I pulled in at about 8; just as it was starting to cool down a bit. (My familiy has a cabin near Idaho City that we built & all share)

As the sun was starting to go down, I had a lovely dinner cooking on the fire outside...a bit of pasta with fresh herbs from the garden...

I raised my glass jar of wine in a toast to the setting sun...


And as I waited for the stars to come out, I enjoyed the smell of pine trees & the sound of nothing but birds & chipmunks--there is a rather spunky little one that hangs out near the cabin; he chattered at me from the tree about 10 feet away :)
As usual, the sunset was lovely...

The moon was so bright...
Almost like you could pluck it out of the sky & make a necklace out of it :)

Although it didn't result in any grand ideas or revelations, the trip was well worth it all the same.... I enjoyed coffee in the morning (with the chattery chipmunk) & then packed up & headed back to Boise--in a much calmer & happier state of mind---I think a bit of solitude is good for us once in a while...

Amber