From the guestbook of Sophronia Cottage...
"Our 10th anniversary was Oct. 6th. we came here looking for a quiet, relaxing, secluded weekend without kids and we got it.
On Saturday the deer came down the hill behind us and one little fawn walked right over to where we sat. Then we watched them run to the open ground and play.
We so don't want to leave. Going back to reality will not be easy. Thanks for sharing your home and nature with us."
Beth and Scott Oct. 7th, 2011
Today, after doing some fall cleaning in the flower gardens at Excelsior Cottage, we took a nice, long hike into the hills. The foliage is at its peak---beautiful.
The fall colors are peaking this week, which makes it a great time to work on our newest trail-Stoner Run Trail. We hope to have the sings up and trail marked and ready for hikers next week.
Taken from Sophie's yard. The bridge over Bear Creek is in the background
The colors of Fall are beginning to creep into the valley and the old meadow by Excelsior Cottage is filled with waist high Goldenrod Flowers. Bill's Trail takes you all around the old meadow and through the waving Goldenrod. I think the beautiful and bright Fall colors help ease the pain of a Summer gone by...........