By Mary Tucker
Whatever the season, the view from Cabin Hill Road (County Route 2) is wonderful. In winter the pristine whiteness of fresh new-fallen snow dazzles the eye. With the snow covering the road and the evergreen trees along the way, it’s like driving through a winter wonderland. The coming of spring brings a promise of renewal. Budding trees and bushes along Cabin Hill Road start leafing out; those at the very top are the last to do so. Driving down Cabin Hill, (as most of the residents say), viewing bright green trees, bushes, fields and lawns makes me glad that winter is over as I look forward to summer. The summer’s view is lovely with wildflowers and bushes in full bloom. The Cabin Hill residents’ lawns, gardens and plants add to the view, especially Tony Perosi’s garden at the very top of the hill.
As much as I enjoy the views of all the seasons, I believe fall is the most glorious. After the first frost, the red of the maples appears; the view changes day by day as the other trees color with different shades of yellow, orange, gold, deep reds, even maroon, all against the background of dark evergreens and a blue sky overhead. On cloudy, overcast days, the colors are somewhat muted but still very nice. Even a rainy day does not spoil the view, making it look more like a pastel drawing. Some mornings a heavy mist covers a lake a distance from the top of Cabin Hill, looking like a fluffy white cloud, low among the trees. Could there be a home by the lake? Other days I see flocks of turkeys, many deer, doves along the road, raccoon, squirrels, chipmunks. In farmers’ fields cattle and horses graze. Is it any wonder that I see cars parked, people with cameras taking pictures and some with binoculars just looking at the view?
This has been my view from Cabin Hill for the past three weeks. Now as I drive over the top of Cabin Hill, the leaves are falling and I know that winter will arrive too soon…