Saturday, December 26, 2009

HANCOCK POND

Christmas Eve Day has become a tradition for me and my DH to travel to Hancock Pond located in Denmark Maine and check in on the " family" camp. Thursday was a beautiful sunny day with highs in the thirties and not a breath of wind to be felt. Everything was in order, just how Annie and Paul had left it October.
The view out the front door looks towards an island and as you may be able to tell the lake had begun to freeze over. We were able to traverse along the edge of the pond but farther out the ice was deemed unsafe by year-round lake resident and camp "checker" Davey. Should we receive the cold weather that is predicted for our area next week the ice conditions should be perfect for skating.
The view out the back door looks out upon Sand Pond. The snow covered White Mountains of New Hampshire spring forth in the background.We sat on a log in the sun and enjoyed the view and the silence which this lake and its surroundings had to offer. When ice conditions are ready the pond will be dotted with ice shacks, snowmobiles, skiers and skaters.
A perfect way to enjoy the day. I hope we return soon with skates in hand, oh and a thermos of hot chocolate!







9 comments:

Gail said...

Beautiful and what a wonderful tradition.

God's country!

Cedar ... said...

What a beautiful place! How lucky your family is to have such a cabin. Enjoy that hot chocolate!

Razzberry Corner said...

So beautiful, so serene!

Eve said...

Dare I say you wouldn't get me to go skating with you Julie, but I sure would love to sit on the porch and wave at you slipping by!
Beautiful post!

Rural Rambler said...

Beautiful, peaceful. Did someone say chocOlate? I have not skated in years. Possibly pictures of skating?

Vickie said...

Your cabin and lake are beautiful. It's hard to imagine it being to frozen that you can skate and ice fish out there. Living in Texas all my life, we would NEVER see snow and ice like that! Skating would be great fun!

dog trot farm said...

Today we are experiencing rain and forty degree temperatures, I am afraid the skating will be put off for a while. If infact the temperature dips below zero, (which is predicted this week) then the skating will be perfect. RR, I will post a picture of this "old lady" on skates (should be a sight to see!)

DayPhoto said...

I would like to see you on skates also! It's been years since I've skated, so I will enjoy watching you!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/

the primitive country bug said...

What a beautiful location, perfect for that wonderful cabin to rest in. It looks so peaceful there. I haven't been in ice skates in years either. I'll join Eve on the porch and wave as you glide by.
Blessings to you~ Birgit