Last year around this time, I took a week off to enjoy some solitude in nature. I rented a cabin on a quiet lake a few hours away from home and stayed there the whole week. Except for the few times when I drove to a small town nearby to get groceries, I was all by myself, alone amidst nature.
It was so relaxing and reinvigorating to be totally immersed in nature for a week. I saw deer along the lake shore early in the morning. I heard the cry of loons and wild dogs barking and howling in the distance. There was a woodpecker who would make such loud noises just behind the cabin even before sunrise. (At first, I thought it was the owner of the cabin doing some work on the property!) What a precious experience.
Regrettably, I didn't take as many photos as I should have, but I do have a few that I can share. I will group them into different posts, and in this one, I'll start with a few close-ups that I captured around the cabin.