Scenes from a mountain.

First of the Lake Trees

There’s a trio of trees down by the lake and I’ve been watching them start to change. For someone used to the phenomenon, it is probably no big thing, but to me, it’s a little bit miraculous. I’ve never seen anything quite like it.

A little bit of yellow

Every few days, I go take a picture and they are always changing.

A little more yellow

I hadn’t been in a bit, so today was especially shocking.

Okay now we're talking

We’ve been doing all the yardwork. Seriously. ALL the yardwork. Clearing the yard is a huge task – this was the first portion of the first day and only about 10×15 feet of the front of the house.

All the Yardwork.

We’ve filled their slash pile by now, I think.

Our backyard

This is basically what we’re having to clear in places, all the way down to dirt.

It’s not all yardwork, though.


OH so cosy.

Cats enjoy the wood stove

As you know from previous posts… there’s a lot of eating. There’s also walking down to our lake and watching ducks and dragonflies.

The lake on the other side of the three trees.

Watching moss.

Moss on a tree

And experiencing proper weather for the first time in 18 years.


There has also been some re-evaluation of the idea that the cats will be unable to get into the upstairs bedrooms when the doors are closed. They jump higher than we thought and it’s an A frame with walls that don’t go all the way up so that the heat can circulate.

You thought...

Yeah. Totally rethinking that one.

I think we can officially lose the appellation of Flatlanders in about 5 months, after we’ve survived our first full winter on the mountain. Till then we’re “those nice kids from LA, gosh we hope they make it.”

We’re totally going to make it. We were meant to be mountain people.


About Maia Rainwood

Owner and Maker at Maia Rainwood Design. Wearable art for wise women, birth keepers, witches, and world-builders.
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2 Responses to Scenes from a mountain.

  1. Marilyn says:

    Love following along on your new adventure and seeing how you are doing.

  2. Bjo Trimble says:

    We are so enjoying your new adventures, descriptions of the scenery, and especially finding out how your pets adjust to the new house and environment. We note that the cats have found their favorite warm spots around the stove!

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