I truly believe the Berkshires is one of this country’s most beautiful areas. With abundant waterfalls, mountains, lakes and gorgeous vistas everywhere you turn, it might be easy to sometimes take it for granted.
But I don’t. Not for a minute.
We’ve owned our cabin for twelve years, three of those years we’ve been here full time, but we’ve only just begun to scratch the surface of all that our area has to offer.
I’m not a big hiker, but if there’s a waterfall as a reward, I’m in.
It was a gorgeous day when we decided to check out Campbell Falls, located in Sandisfield, Massachusetts. The walk to the Falls was fast and downhill all the way, making the walk back more rigorous, but definitely doable for almost anyone.
This was one outing where the trip to get there was even more lovely than the destination.
I want this mailbox.
I had made some sandwiches, so after our hike, we stopped for lunch at York Lake, also in Sandisfield.
On our way home we saw this adorable baby fox.
I guess that’s why our street is called Fox Den Rd. :).
In other news…
Thank you all for the kind and helpful comments and emails on my last post. In case you’re wondering, I’m still having an illicit affair with my sewing machine. It’s quite strange actually, as I really prefer the tall, dark and handsome type, but they don’t make bags so I’ve moved on. ;). I’m currently making a beach bag from an old tablecloth, which I hope to show you next time if I don’t screw it up. I do that. A LOT. But I’m getting better. (Better at using my seam ripper that is). The most rewarding part of this process is finding ways to use items in different ways. I want to line some bags with water resistant fabric but I don’t necessarily want to pay retail prices, so I’ve thought about using shower curtains and/or liners. It worked as curtains for our porch, so why not? Or how about old raincoat fabric? I also have two dresses I bought from Sahalie (great company!) many years ago that are water resistant which I was going to donate, but I’m thinking of cutting them up and using them as liners instead. Truly, the possibilities are endless, and that’s the fun part. Well, that and the part when I turn the bag right side out and realize, hey, I didn’t mess this one up! Whooohoooo!!