11.12.2008

Monochromatic Closing

Last Saturday we went up and back to the cottage in one day to pull out and winterize the boat and "wrap" the cottage in its protective shutters. On our previous trip a couple of weeks prior there was still colour - muted yellow, burnt orange, deep purple and burgundy still clung to many branches. Some years its necessary to close up while the fall "show" of colours is still on but it never feels right to do so.

This year, we were able to see the colours through to their conclusion as the views last weekend clearly demonstrated. Once I downloaded the photos I saw just how monochromatic the scene really was...

Silver black water (every bit as cold as it looks)...

Grey trees...
Floating docks at the marina out of the water, stacked and stored until next spring...

Even a shot of sun couldn't coax anything but a bit of grey blue out of the view and again, its just as chilly as it looks...

"Colour" in such conditions becomes a relative thing (inspiration for a knitted tam anyone?)...

Finally, this shot sums up the trip. Its the last hook on the last plywood shutter that covers the front door...

And so the 20th season at our simple little place in the woods is done. As the scene around the place demonstrates - its time.

4 comments:

Acorn to Oak said...

What is in the second picture from the bottom? It's really pretty.

Sandra said...

beautiful! Althought the sadness at closing up makes me appreciate our winterized place all that much more. We may not get up much in the winter, but it's nice to know we can, especially at New Years...

crazyknittinglady said...

That is a beautiful shot of the water! I love crisp fall weather like that.

Brenda said...

Although some would say those are 'non-colours' I love them.