Saturday, October 8, 2011

Girl Camp, in October--Pretend You're Here

Greetings from Girl Camp, where the October morning mist is hung with woodsmoke and the scent of apples begging to be picked.

A couple of us are here to do some of the pre-winter button-up chores, like putting the umbrellas and other outdoor furniture away.

The hillside grasses are in their autumn colors, but the trailer parking areas look like verdant putting greens (until you get up close--then they look like deer have been using them for personal potty stops--which they have been). The deer trails up the hillsides are well etched.

One of our tasks will be to cut down the vines and perennials that grow in the Girl Camp garden. Always something of a bittersweet day, but still a good feeling when all done and ready for heavy snow.

Cuz believe us, in these parts (Girl Camp is in the midst of the Clearwater National Forest), we do get snow.

No snow today, though, as the sun's now out and starting to burn off the mist. Lots to do, but then there's no such thing as a bad day at Girl Camp!


  1. Awwwh...a bit sad but just will all be ready for the very first Spring day. Hopefully that won't be toooo far off! Enjoy your beautiful fall day!

  2. Spring comes slowly at Girl Camp but it makes the summer at that much more worthwhile. Thanks for joining us this year!