there is a place in maine where the deck looks through the trees at the frozen lake.
a short walk away from the water brings you to a ski hill. prime sledding there for free on christmas day.
crunching through the snow for a hot dinner and visiting in front of the fire,
you have to stomp your boots to get the snow off. most of it, anyway.
no ice fishing here yet. come back in february.
the wood is ready, and the pines
smell like the sachets they sell at gift shops. only better, because the air is cold, too.
sold now. but the memories are stored
safe and sound where we can revisit them at any time.
come next summer we'll go again.
rent and make new memories.
i'll post some summer photos soon, too. it's beautiful in those two seasons. note that i do not and never have LIVED in maine. by march 1st, they may be just tired of the snow.
to me, it is a vacation spot filled with joy and special people.
may you make beautiful memories today.