Monday, September 30, 2013

Are You Ready for Change?

A quick visit up to the Chilcotin reminded us that Fall was fast approaching.

A quick rest stop at the tiny Chilcotin Visitors Information.
It was closed for the season, but we knew our destination.
After a two hour drive west from Williams Lake, along Highway 20,
we discovered the sign, posted on a tree,
'Pyper Lake Road'

And here we spent a few days, looking breathlessly at the emerald
green lake ahead of us with snow capped mountains in the back ground.
John's sister and husband had just completed building their little dream cabin on the lake.

New traces of snow, capped the mountains tops.
One could feel the crispness in the air.

Groves of aspens were beginning to show off their splendor.

One last dip?
Not this time...we just enjoyed the sunny deck with a view.

The marshy wetlands were covered with bull rushes that were gently blowing in the wind.

One last moment to soak in the sunshine.  She knows about the long cold winters.
Pepper spray and fog horns accompanied us always on our walks.

 We both loved to walk along the shoreline and scout any potential properties.

The early morning mist on the lake assured us that the seasons were changing,
while the clear evening skies told us that the temperatures would dip below zero.
There was even a hint of snow one evening.

Are you ready for the seasons to change?
What are your winter projects?


  1. Sounds like you had a relaxing visit to the lake. I enjoy reading the posts written in a colder clime; it gives me a chance to enjoy the changing of the seasons, albeit from a distance!

  2. What a lovely spot for a cabin! Such glorious views. Hmmm about the pepper spray and horns. :)

  3. What a gorgeous spot. I've only been up to Williams Lake once and only for a choir tour which certainly did not include any tours of marshlands. That view of the lake is just perfect and I can see why searching for potential properties would be a wonderful way to spend an afternoon.

  4. That lake must have been tempting! I like to visit a lake at this time of year when there are no BUGS, but the bears....well, your sister in law is brave!

  5. What a lovely last of summer get-away! I love this time of year, but dread the really cold weather arriving too soon. Fall could last forever for me!

  6. I'm not sure what happened to my comment-it may be that you get two from me. Your get-away looked so lovely and relaxing. This is my favorite time of year and I'm not ready for the cold weather yet. You live in beautiful country!

  7. Beautiful....relaxing.....I would love to lounge on that deck and take those walks.

  8. Oh how absolutely beautiful! I can almost feel the chill and the fresh air as you descibed it. Fall really is on our doorstep here too, though it's been feeling more summery these last couple of days. Winter projects .... seems they never get done but hope to work on a few from winters past? Enjoy the season Marg!

  9. How beautiful! Alone with a retreat center. Glad you had a chance to slip up there for a few days.

  10. Winter projects?? Winter??? Nooooo! I'm barely focusing on the Fall projects.

    However, I would agree that lake is the perfect place to rest and relax for a few days. Did you take knitting?


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