After a delightful Saturday at Squam Lake and Squam Art Workshops, Monday morning is challenging.
The lake, the trees, the peace and quiet are but a distant memory.
SAW is held at Rockywold-Deephaven Camps, a retreat center that was founded in the late 1800s. Today the center includes numerous pine buildings and cabins situated in the woods along the lake. The center is a model in self-sufficiency. Every winter they harvest ice from the lake to use for refrigeration during the summer months.
We had beautiful weather on Saturday and just enough time to enjoy our surroundings before the Spring Art Fair in the evening.
As we made our way through the woods there was evidence of knitters everywhere.
Yarn bombing must have been a popular retreat activity.
This little one was hiding in the trees - a fun splash of color.
I took a few minutes to sit on the Long House porch and admire the view.
Just enough time for a few rounds of mitten knitting.
Just enough time to get our feet wet.
I could have lingered longer at the lake, but it was time to set up for the evening event. The Art Fair was bustling with activity. It was fun to meet so many enthusiastic retreat attendees. In the blink of an eye it was over. We made our way out of the woods, away from the lake, leaving the peace and tranquility behind.
Added: Thanks to an astute follower I was notified that the website is down. I have someone working on it, and the site will be up and running in a day or so. If you have a yarn emergency, leave a comment or send me an email at dirtywaterdyeworksATgmailDOTcom (replace the AT with @ and the DOT with .). Yes, it's a Monday.