Autumn's Loft: Honoring Creativity and Trees


Last week I made a stop at Autumn's Loft on Highway 57  by Priest Lake. I found a woman with passion for photography, a love for her roots in north Idaho, and an appreciation for the fine woodworking creations her parents have built and have on display (and for sale) in the shop. The loft was also filled with the beautiful work of other artisans from the area. 

 Arriving at the shop I was greeted by Autumn and was immediately struck by the beauty of the loft itself. With sun streaming in through the windows I took in the rustic shelves loaded with local wares and was drawn to Autumn's many photographs displayed artfully on the walls. Being near Priest Lake, there was a lovely collection of huckleberry products also. 


Whether a buyer wants candles, a wood easel, photo greeting cards, or rustic signs for the cabin all of this plus much more can be found here. It is worth the stop. You can enjoy espresso and free WiFi also.

 Autumn's Loft is at 204 Rosemary Loop Priest Lake, Idaho. All the products and her photography can be found at or If you are in the area, visiting her store is a must. Check out her website also. 

Autumn returned to her roots in the Priest Lake area and has a deep appreciation for the scenic beauty, the northern Idaho trees, and the lake. The poem I am found today seemed fitting as I also celebrate the beauty of trees.


Trees Need Not Walk the Earth 
by David Rosenthal

Trees need not walk the earth
For beauty or for bread;
Beauty will come to them
Where they stand.
Here among the children of the sap
Is no pride of ancestry:
A birch may wear no less the morning
Than an oak.
Here are no heirlooms
Save those of loveliness,
In which each tree
Is kingly in its heritage of grace.
Here is but beauty’s wisdom
In which all trees are wise.
Trees need not walk the earth
For beauty or for bread;
Beauty will come to them
In the rainbow—
The sunlight—
And the lilac-haunted rain;
And bread will come to them
As beauty came:
In the rainbow—
In the sunlight—
In the rain.

Thank you Autumn for your hospitality, photography tips, and tour. I look forward to returning. 

1 comment:

  1. I grew up in Wallace, Idaho and I never made it to Priest Lake. Maybe this summer will be the one where I finally make it there! Your pics are making me homesick for Idaho!


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