a poem by Edgar A. Guest
“I want to go fishing ! somewhere on a stream
I want to give way to the longing to dream.
Away from the tumult of motor and mill.
I want to be carefree. I want to be still!
I’m weary of doing things; weary of words,
I want to one with the blossoms and birds.
I want to push off from the river-kissed shore
Alone with my dreams and my fancies once more.
I am wearying of reading the books on my shelf
I want to be quiet and think for myself.
I’ve a feeling sometimes of huge things crushing me
And I want to go somewhere and set my soul free.
I want to go fishing! to sit all alone
Where only the purest of breezes are blown;
To visit in worlds that are different from ours,
The world of the insects, the song birds, the flowers;
To question the skies and the waters below
And be the glad youth that I was long ago.”
Welcoming Spring at Green Valley means getting the lake ready for your fishing pole. We just stocked it for the season last week! Is there anything more relaxing than laying back in an Adirondack chair waiting for a bite?
It is almost impossible to explain how amazing it is here. It has been so nice to get away form everyday life and come to a place so peaceful and tranquil.
We spent some time doing things we don't get to do at home, hike, fish, bike, paddle boat, etc., but the best times were the quiet moments on the porch listening to the creek and birds.
We did get to see some beautiful things. A nest full of goose eggs.
Some deer in a clearing or two, and even deer by the creek right near the cottage.
We were so pleasantly surprised by all the little things you provided that made our stay even better, I.e. bird feeder and seeds.
This is our first time staying at G.V. and it won't be our last.
Doe and Fawns feed outside of Sophronia Cottage - August 2011
Some place cool and green and shady ? Green Valley in August ! The "Dog Days of Summer" have settled into the valley bringing warm sunny days and cool starry nights. The deer are either going into the creek or coming out it seems. Yesterday I watched a Doe & fawn stroll up stream and around the bend, nibbling on leaves as they went. Nice way to eat lunch on a hot Summer day ! Fishing has been good this summer and a guest in Lory Cottage has taken a 22 in. Bass to have mounted. Congratulations ! The nights are filled with one of my favorite sounds, Katydids ! When I was a boy, I spent many Summer nights in a sleeping bag by a campfire near the lake at Green Valley. The Katydids would sing me to sleep and the call of the Crows would wake me in the morning. Wow, that's been 40 couple years ago ! Nice to know the campfires are still burning and the Katydids are still singing folks to sleep.....Have a happy dream.............