|This fall the Oaks shine|
But, alas the days of the tent are over for now. Thankfully, we moved the tent a couple of days before hurricane Irene. Since then our camping has been under the hand hewn beams of DeJoux House. This fall has not had the most spectacular foliage due to the very wet weather. Most of the Maples lost their leaves early without much color but it has been a fantastic year for the Oaks. Not as showy as the Maple, the majestic, earthy browns of the Oaks gives this year's fall a vintage feel.
|The old stove left by June Finer, cleaned up and on the hearth|
|The walk from the garage to the house carrying chopped wood|
The amazing side effect of this early morning activity is that you get to see the sun rise. DeJoux house faces perfectly into the morning sun, maximizing the light and the warming rays. Step outside the front door and this is what you see:
|Red sky in Morning...sailors warning|
|The crack of dawn|
|Mist on the field and the lake|
|or just purple craziness|
When the sun has risen above the trees the light washes through the windows that have seen a million sunrises...actually nearly 100, 000 sunrises but who's counting! When the light shines through the old glass, the effect is spectacular...you can't capture it...you can only approximate it with a photograph.
|Morning sun through old glass|
|An angel at the window?|
We may be sitting on garden furniture and sleeping on an air bed but still this house delights in it's crazy little ways.
|Still a building site but adorable|
|It will be finished one day|
|Restored front door.|