Along with all the good things (Thanksgiving, beautiful views, deer season) this time of the year brings it also brings cold weather. Winter clothing is out. Gloves are nearly a necessity in the early morning. Fuel must be purchased & burnt. Babies are bundled warmly. Darkness comes soon after work. It is nice to sit down & look at vacation pictures & remember. Wondering why being hot on a 90% day with high humidity was so miserable! My husband & I try to get away at least once during the late summer - to me that is the most beautiful time of the year, everything is so vibrant, full of color & of life. Mountains in West Virginia are a favorite spot. This past summer we stayed in PA & traveled north to Bald Eagle State Park. We stayed in a beautiful camping cabin. The park was even equipped with a beautiful lake to keep Andy busy chasing fish while I was lazy & reading in a hammock. We made a side trip to another of our favorite spots - Benzette in Elk County hoping to catch sight of a few Elk. The guys must have been busy elsewhere, but a few of the ladies were more than happy to pose for us. Thought I'd share a few images from those days so you too could enjoy a little summer.