Squirl's Nest

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Training was grueling, but the training site wasn't

Well, last post was fall colors. Now we've had snow. Looks like it's not going to stop my using my camera. This is the place where my training last week was held. This place is gorgeous year-round, but I hadn't really thought about how great it looks in the snow.

This is overlooking the lake.

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The main house, in the old days, before it was used for meetings.

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And the training room buildings, one of which was a boathouse in the old days.

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As always, they look better when viewed in the large size.

25 comments

Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

At least you got to train someplace purty. I go to a place in Orlando for training sometimes that has a nice, natural layout like this one.
Your snow pictures make the fact of the snow suck a little less...just a little, mind you. ;)

Sat Nov 19, 10:31:00 PM  
Blogger eclectic said...

Love, love, LOVE the pictures!!! Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving, Squirl!!!

Sat Nov 19, 11:28:00 PM  
Blogger August95 said...

Hi Squirl, you pictures this week (as always) have been wonderful. Looks like a nice place for a training session.

Sun Nov 20, 01:37:00 AM  
Blogger hellokittn said...

The 'Lodge looks beeeeeeuuuuuutifullllll in the winter!

I've only been there in the summertime where I'm teased by the water. Kinda hard to jump in when dressed like a prep school dropout.

wuedv - Yes, I'm a woooed V

Sun Nov 20, 04:35:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Yes, Bucky, just a little. :-) The drive down was terrible. The highway was down 30 mph most of the way. And it's just starting for the season.

Eclectic, thanks! You have a great trip and a great Thanksgiving, too!

August, thanks! It is a nice place to train. They also serve very good food there. :-)

Chia, you need to see it in winter some time. Especially when they decorate the lodge for Christmas. It's gorgeous. Believe me, I wasn't inclined to jump in the water that day.

Sun Nov 20, 08:04:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

DSCN1020 for my money. But still, brrrr.

Sun Nov 20, 09:31:00 AM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

From the gold and red of autumn to the snowy white of winter. I forget how quickly the breathtaking splendor of nature can change. Thanks for the superb photographs to remind me.

Sun Nov 20, 02:59:00 PM  
Blogger Von Krankipantzen said...

Beautiful pics as usual.

Sun Nov 20, 05:04:00 PM  
Blogger tshsmom said...

I know a lot of people hate it, but I LOVE those cloudy winter days where everything looks like a black and white photo. Any splash of color seems out of place. OK, I'm weird; I admit it.

Sun Nov 20, 05:05:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Mr B, brrrr is right.

SS Nick, thank you. I hope life is going better for you.

Kranki, thanks!

tshsmom, there is beauty in it. I just don't like three to four solid months of gray skies and snow. :-)

Sun Nov 20, 07:21:00 PM  
Blogger Susie said...

You have such a way of taking us where you go. Unpretentious, but always striking, photographs. I feel like I'm right there. Brrrr.

Sun Nov 20, 07:38:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thanks, Susie! I like to tell stories through pictures. Go get some tea and warm up now. That is, if the VBD hasn't spilled all your tea on the floor again. :-)

Sun Nov 20, 07:50:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Time for the long undies and hot chocolate.

Mon Nov 21, 07:05:00 AM  
Blogger judypatooote said...

I love snow pictures....;you took some great ones.....thanks

Mon Nov 21, 07:57:00 AM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Squirl, I love your photo essays...but please don't ever take us on a journey to the bathroom.

Just a request.

okojurl, rhymes with "Durn it, girl!"

Mon Nov 21, 08:17:00 AM  
Blogger Effie said...

I think it would be even lovelier with about 2 ft of snow...teehee! I love your pics!

Happy Monday!

Mon Nov 21, 08:55:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Mr B, you ain't kiddin'. brrrr

Judy, I guess somebody has to like snow. :-) Glad you liked the pictures.

Bucky, of all people you're the one requesting that I NOT take you on my journey into the bathroom. hmmmmm Durn it girl.

Effie, you're probably right, but then I wouldn't want to be driving down there. How much snow do you guys have?

Mon Nov 21, 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

You know, I viewed them in the large size and the 2 that really caught my eye were 1019 and 1020.

One of those is the one with the tree trunks and limbs. I always love the shape of trees, and the limbs can be so striking.

The other one was the one walking up the path to the building where you see a little bit of someone's head in the bottom. I always like pathway pictures, and this one looks neat with the way the sun is coming through the trees but there is still snow coming down.

Mon Nov 21, 10:52:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Danielle, I love how you go into such detail to describe what you like about pictures. You make me take a closer look.

I like the shapes of trees and limbs, too. That is something that's easily seen in the winter.

Mon Nov 21, 09:36:00 PM  
Blogger JessicaRabbit said...

Oh our snow didnt stick, maybe I need to ship Hermione up to you so she can play in yours.. hehe.. shes not barking as much anymore.. no really..

Tue Nov 22, 07:03:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Jess, our snow didn't stay either. But tomorrow we're supposed to get 2 to 4 inches of the fluffy white crap. She could have some fun in that. :-) No way to de-bark her, huh?

Tue Nov 22, 10:51:00 AM  
Blogger Effie said...

The snow went away--hopefully we won't have any for a couple weeks--just in time for Christmas---maybe a week prior so I feel like shopping!

wuplblp

Tue Nov 22, 12:02:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Effie, that Alberta Clipper is heading our way so we're supposed to be getting more starting tomorrow. I don't need snow to get me into the mood for Christmas. But then I am, originally, from the South. :-)

Tue Nov 22, 06:39:00 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

happy thanksgiving

Wed Nov 23, 08:13:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Hi, Blogaholic. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too! I was just coming in to put up a Thanksgiving post and saw your comment.

Wed Nov 23, 09:51:00 PM  

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