Thursday, 21 September 2017

Lovely Last Days of Summer & Welcoming Fall....🍁🍂🍁










It is officially Fall today...can hardly believe it...we have been having a very unusual heatwave here in Southern Ontario...very nice indeed!!

Hope you are all well...

We found out that our cottage rental in Florida escaped the wrath of IRMA...

Thank goodness for that!!!

Thanks to all for your concerns....

Nothing much else to say...just wanted to say HI!!!

Miss V is visiting on Monday, so I am sure I will have a sassy post next week!

Pool is still open, and with this heatwave, I am sure we will be splashing around! hahaha!!

And some gorgeous photos of the last day of Summer 2017 at the Lake!!

            Enjoy your weekend... 

                       Cheers!    :o)

                              linda ♥️

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Weekend Skies.......






The drive to the cottage last Thursday, proved to be a cloudy one!!!

Drove thru downpours...

Sunshine...

And when we reached the cottage...

This beautiful sight!!

The day went from bad to worse...to beautiful again!!

We were able to sit on the sunporch, and watch the most incredible lightning across the lake!!






Early Friday afternoon, we decided to take a run into town...

More fabulous clouds on the way...and some rainfall...

By the time we got back, the skies were clearing up a bit...

And we were able to enjoy a wee bit of late day sunshine...

But...

The BEST was yet to come!!!




This was Saturday morning...

G O R G E O U S !!!!!

To celebrate our anniversary!!!

It was a fabulous day, indeed!!





And the S U N S E T !!!!!

We got the firepit loaded up...and enjoyed the evening...with this fabulous view!!

What could be better???



This was the lake on Sunday afternoon, when we were leaving to come home...

But...

Never fear...

Thursday is right around the corner...and we will be back in P A R A D I S E !!!

                                         ***************

Hope you are all well...

We are a bit concerned about our cottage rental in Florida...

We have been unable to find out if it is still standing!!!

I had emailed the owner on Friday...she lives in Tampa, not at the cottage...and she said she was evacuating her townhouse...but the cottage is right on the beach in the Gulf...so...not sure how it faired IRMA....

I cannot even imagine what those people are going thru down there...

I do not think I would be very good in this type of situation...

Scares the hell out of me!!!

Anyway....sending good wishes to all affected...chin up...and all that...♥️ 

                                         *****************

   On the menu tonight...

     Stuffed red and green peppers...{the house smells delish}

         Fried Basa { a fairly new Fish to us...quite Delicious}...coated in Jerk      

                                   seasoning...

                             Greek Salad...

                                     Enjoy your evening...

                                             Cheers!   :o)
 
                                                   linda ♥️



 

Thursday, 7 September 2017

A Short Catch-Up......






The 2 days leading up to the long weekend were picture perfect...

Unfortunately... On the Saturday...when the kids arrived...the winds picked up, and the rain started...we headed inside....and even enjoyed a small fire inside...
 

This Tuesday and Wednesday...Miss V spent the days with us...she swam and did a few crafts...she started SK this morning...we will miss our days with her...
Of course...there will be PD days to enjoy with her ♥️
 

We are all packed, and heading to the cottage...

Weather looks iffy...but I sure can't complain...

Good wishes to everyone in the path of IRMA...geesh...what a time the United States has had with their weather the last few weeks...

Devastation in the Caribbean....horrible...:o( 

Saturday marks the 45th wedding anniversary for the boyfriend and I...

Where did all those years go??? 

We are so lucky to have 3 beautiful kids...a wonderful SIL and DIL...

Of course Miss V...and our next Granddaughter due in December ♥️


        Hope you are all well...

                 Cheers!  :o)

                       linda ♥️

 

 

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

It Was A Very Nice Week...Hope Yours Was Too!!



 This past weekend at the cottage was stellar...

Calm water...plenty of sunshine...and of course storm clouds that just drift down to the US on the south side of the lake...

The Hollyhocks are incredible this time of year...I think they like the cooler temps...and the bees were plentiful...thank goodness for that!!!

I hope my Obedient Plants are blooming this weekend...the Hummingbirds and the Bees love them!!





The Canada Geese are planning their strategies over the Lake...

They gather in huge numbers...and practise their flight path!!!

We love when they fly right overhead....honking and flapping...

Nothing like it!!

Even the Sea-doo doesn't phase them...

The Monarchs are still loving the Milkweed plants...

We are lucky enough to be on their migration path down at the cottage...

I laid out 3 more driftwood hangers, and got them put together... 

I have another basket collected for my boyfriend to drill for me...

Wish I could convince him to try drilling the beach glass we find...would love to make something with them!!

 





We eat pretty darn well when we are at the cottage too!!

This was chicken Ceasar salad...with added corn from the night before...

It was delicious!!!

And...breakfast on the sunporch is the best!!

 




Back here at home...the burgers were excellent...and more corn!!!

The Grasses are putting out their Fall plumes...

And the best little swimmer came for a sleepover...and swam ALL DAY LONG!!

                                              ♥️♥️♥️♥️





Hope you are all well...and enjoying these last few days of August...

Thinking of the people in Texas...such a horrible thing... 

I follow a lovely blog from Texas...hope all is ok with her lovely family...

Sending good wishes to you Tanna...


            We are off to the cottage in the morning...

                Chili all made...ready for all the kids on Saturday...

                     Have a great long weekend everyone... 

                          Stay safe...

                                 Cheers!  :o)

                                       linda ♥️