Flander's Lane, Washington Maine

Flander's Lane is named after my grandfather, Roland Flanders. It is a short dirt road with a few camps set on Washington Pond. There are tales that Flander's Lane is haunted. At least that's what my grandfather says.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Last Fire

Clay critters fired in pitWe've cleaned up the cabin, and moved all our stuff to our winter abode. Tonight is last fire at Flander's Lane. Grab a blanket and cuddle up with us around the camp fire.

For fun we made a few clay critters from the natural clay that forms the bank along the shore of the lake. Once the fire has coals, we just toss the clay critters into the soft ash, rake the coals carefully over them, and add more wood. It's fun to sift through the ashes the next day and see what we have made.

Autumn has come in rather cold on the lake. The temperature gauge tells me it's 38 degrees when I get up in the morning, and when the sun comes up, it gets real windy out. I often find chairs or other items blown all the way down into the lake. Everything has to be put away and secured. It's getting cold out there.

All along the shore of Washington Pond the boats and docks have been pulled up, out of the water. Summer is over. With only a few scattered "Indian Summer" type days, the hot weather is over. It seems now that we had about 2 weeks of honest to goodness summer weather in between all the rain. When it was hot and sunny, it seemed that it would last forever, but now that it's over so soon, we are all a bit shocked. It's like we all thought there was lots more to come.

We've enjoyed our stay in Maine so much, we don't want to leave now that we're here. We all got some big warm winter Bean Boots, and can't wait to try them out. I want to get sleds and go out on the hill behind the cabin. I love to go out sledding in the snow. I'm hoping it snows a lot just for fun. Setting up our warm winter rental in Camden along the Atlantic is exciting. We're a short distance from Flander's Lane, so we can play in the snow and share Christmas with Grampy Flanders. Spending the winter along the coast will give my wee one the experience of seasons, her first white Christmas, and in the spring, we can all return to the lake.

Until then, stay warm and be cool.


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