Oh summer, how I love it. Last week I had three days in a row completely free (which I managed by doing all of my work for the week on Tuesday), and so I tied my canoe on the car and took off for the Adirondacks. Being a woman with a strong sense of self-preservation, I have never tried solo camping before, so this was my chance to break free from that self-imposed restriction. I went to Forked Lake, my usual favorite camping place, and had a completely wonderful and relaxing time. Me and my book and making good food over the fire.
Well, the one not-relaxing part was the thunderstorm that struck just as I was heading out with my fully-loaded little canoe across the lake to my site. I was completely drenched and unhappy, muttering imprecations under my breath as I huddled under a tree in my "raincoat" (which stopped working last year under similar circumstances) and then had to empty and flip the canoe to get the water out. But after that, I had time in the sunshine to even get a little bored....which is a luxury.
Here are a few arty photos.