This bit of wisdom was discovered on an Appalachian Trail marker.
"We do not got to the green woods and crystal waters to Rough it!
We go to Smooth it!
We get it rough enough at home, in towns and cities."
Nessmuk, Woodcraft, 1884
I kind of like that...time in the woods, beside the water does make life seem a little "smoother" to me.
"Every leaf speaks bliss to me.
Fluttering from the autumn tree."
The Colors Of Fall Come To The Valley
It's time to celebrate family and the blessing of living in these United States of America on this 4th of July, 2019.
A day of Spring cleaning at my
Green Valley Cottages.
Window washing, deck staining, porch painting, scrubbing and shining
Letting the Spring breeze and sunshine cheer me along in my work.
Getting everything ship shape for
Green Valley's Summer Time Guests.
I'm accomplishing a lot, but it's time for a break, Time to take a walk down the lane.
Time to enjoy what these last days of Spring have to offer me!
Won't you come along?
If you truly love nature.
You'll find beauty everywhere.
Goatsbeard or Bride's Feathers
Such beauty just a stroll along
Green Valley Lake's lane,
But by far, the best treasure found
during my jaunt
Only a few hours old.
Welcome little friend to Green Valley.
I'm glad that for a few minutes I walked away from my work--and I'm happy
that you joined me.
Making Memories Is What Green Valley Lake Cottages Is All About!
And during this family's stay at
Lory Cottage, the kids make a lot of lasting memories with their
Dad and Mom.
Why not let 2019 be Your year of making memories at
Green Valley Cottages?
It's that special time of year when everything is fresh and new again.
Happy Easter From Green Valley Cottages.
It's almost here!
Only 16 more days until it's officially Spring.
"All winter, snow had covered the ice; the pond lay cold and still under its white blanket. Most of the time there wasn't a sound to be heard. The frog was asleep. The chipmunk was asleep. Occasionally a jay would cry out. And sometimes at night the fox would bark--a high, rasping bark.
Winter Seemed To Last Forever."
"But one day a change came over the woods and the pond."
"Warm air, soft and kind, blew through the trees. The ice, which had softened during the night, began to melt. Patches of open water appeared."
"All the creatures that lived in the pond and in the woods were glad to feel the warmth."
"They heard and felt the breath of spring, and they stirred with new life and hope."
"There was a good, new smell in the air, a smell of earth waking after its long sleep."
The Trumpet of Swan
a good time for reading,
and for dreaming of Spring.
Feb. 12-15, 2019
"We had a fantastic time at Green Valley and cannot wait until we can make time to get there again. The cabin was beautiful and having the added feature of the hot tub was the finishing touch.
We hiked the trails even with the snow and ice and had a great time.
Here are some pictures of our stay."
Green Valley is oh so special no matter what the season or weather.