With our first hard freeze at camp last night and several more in the forecast in the coming days, the remnants of summer (wistfully referred to in the previous post) have pretty much withered away. Most of the leaves are down and Joe and Steve, in between rainy days, are frantically trying to relocate them off the lawns to compost in the woods. But even with the falling of the leaves, WeHaKee remains a beautiful place with the lake becoming visible throughout camp.
Back here in La Crosse, the foliage is reaching its full, colorful display ~ particularly striking on the bluffs overlooking the city and the Mississippi! The weekend will be offering plenty of opportunities to, well … finish painting the house and raking the leaves that have dropped over the past few days. And I’m guessing there’s still lawn to mow underneath that maple leaf carpet! Well, it still is an opportunity to be outside and perhaps we can have a family moment together (if I can round up enough rakes!).
It’s remarkable that it was just over two months have past since campers and staff were populating the northwest shore of Hunter Lake. Well, that means two months have been whittled off the wait for next summer ~ that’s right, less than 8 months to the beginning of Summer 2010 at WeHaKee. Just 253 days ’til camp!!