Winter Warming Hut
Photograph - Photography
A rustic cross country or ice fishing warming hut by the lake. A nice piece of artwork for the ski lodge, home or vacation condo.
Photography by Edward M. Fielding - www.edwardfielding.com
Location - Close guarded secret.
The warming hut was there beside the lake. Hot cocoa package, a woodstove with a pile of kindling, old books about forests and nature, board games with only a few missing pieces, extra toilet paper for the outhouse, a propane stove for the kettle and assorted furniture to sit down and rest.
It was assuring that if we felt a deep chill, grew tired or needed a rest from the winter weather that the warming hut was there offering protection, safety warmth and conversation.
The old wooden building had started out its life as a summer cabin for a girls camp that nestled against the shores of this remote mountain pond. It was simply constructed on site with chainsaws, axes and saws from pine wood found in the area. It sat on wooden piers and featured a rough saw pine exterior. Originally the window were simply openings with insect screening. Pexiglass panels over the openings provided the extent of the "winterizing". It was simple and it was shelter if needed but the skiing was so good, the weather so nice that we never did seek its protection but it was nice just knowing it was there.
--- Edward M. Fielding
January 15th, 2013
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