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.
I asked my guests to share their photos with me...and I've discovered that they're not only wonderful people who treasure their time at
Green Valley Cottages,
but they're also pretty good photographers!
The magic's all around us.
If only we take time to look.
Sometimes it's right outside our window on an icy winter's day.
Or can be found on a
Thanks, my special guests for sharing with me...for sharing with others.
Please come back soon to
capture more of those
Green Valley moments.
At Green Valley Lake Cottages--We Aim To Please, and sometimes even the wildlife help us by greeting us guests as the arrive.
Jan. 13-17, 2019
"Can't remember the number of times we've stayed at this place, but it's always like the first each time.
Always something to discover!
"This place never disappoints!"
"This time we arrived with the snow.
We saw a dozen deer on the lane on our way in as if they were our welcoming committee."
"Even got to sit in the hot tub in the snow--a Bucket List"
It's always great to read my guests' log entries.
Why don't you come to Green Valley soon.
Maybe the friendly deer will be there to greet you.
We Say, "Welcome 2019".
It's A New Year with New Moments for the making of memories.
The New Year is open to us, like the pages of a book.
"Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book.
Write a good one.”
― Brad Paisley
I hope that your Book will include the making of wonderful memories at
Green Valley Cottages.
Winter solstice is almost here.
December sings with the merriment of the Holiday season, and the proclaiming that the end of another calendar year has come.
The possibility of having a snow day and being unable to go to work.
And maybe spending that snowy day at Green Valley.
With its crisp, cool air.
A soft, glistening of fresh snow. Fireside cups of steaming hot cocoa, hot tub time, walks in the snow,
quiet all around!
I could learn to love you!
do you find that in all the dreaming, planning, paying, doing, that you forget the Thanking?
For All the Little things.
And the Big things, too.
We say Thank You during this special time of the year.
Happy Thanksgiving From
Green Valley Cottages!
As long as I can remember,
one of my favorite things
to do has been
"taking a walk"
No matter the season, alone or with a special someone, I love dirt roads and woodland paths.
I love the simpleness of Being outdoors,
away from all that distracts me.
And on such a day as this,
On a walk through the woods,
There are treasures to be found,
If we go Slowly and Look!
And oh, how I smiled when I found These little "houses" built Simply for My Happiness!
Such treasures that have no cost, but can only be discovered if I take the time to Look.
Won't You come look, too?
"A Fallen Leaf Is Nothing More Than Summer's Wave