Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Pine Lake, Ga., Swiss Chalet


What does Switzerland have that Pine Lake, Georgia, usually doesn’t? Fondue? National Healthcare? Yes. Yes. Also snow. Except for this past weekend.


I have lived in Maryland, which is still among my favorite places. One of the main reasons was the snow.


For a while, I lived on a farm in Poolesville, about an hour plus outside of Washington, D.C. I rented the 100-year-old farmhouse in Montgomery County. The acreage was leased to neighbors who raised cows and grew hay. I looked at the cows and hay for free. The regular winter snows covered everything with that special beauty and peaceful quiet.

My dog Sam, a big, black, Bouvier des Flandres lumbering fur, leaped across the white fields. At the door, he would appear with his frozen, dripping beard looking like Dr. Zhivago.




Is this a Christmas card, or what? I amlost did not take this picture, because I could tell it was such a cliche. But what's a cliche between friends?



Copyright 2009 by William C. Cotter

7 comments:

Tina said...

I love the pictures ! As for cows and hay, yes it is a lot easier to be allowed to gaze on those owned by someone else.

annette said...

Our little chalet looks very pretty, though I miss the Obama 08 sign. Miss Sam, too. He was a good dog.

pat cassady said...

Your house (oops, chalet)looks real pretty!!!

Sharon on Hemlock said...

Thanks for sharing your photos of the snow storm. Pine Lake is quite beautiful ordinarily and these photos show another side to that beauty.

I lived in Jackson, Mississippi, in the mid 80's. Jackson is famous for it's ice storms but on April 2 we experienced a snow storm. The azaleas were in full bloom. Imagine that.

Faye said...

Beautiful pictures taken by beautiful people. No wonder we all love Pine Lake...

Paw Paw Bill said...

This was the best snow I can remember in the Atlanta area. Real snow. I dread the ice storms and sleet, which are very dangerous. But soft snow is a great joy.

EHT said...

Pine Lake was very beautiful in the snow. This is one of the things I love about Georgia....snow one weekend and the next Dear Daughter and I are laying out on the back porch in our swimsuits getting some sun. :)

 

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