Wednesday, 6 August 2014

The Day The Rains Came........









Sunday was the day the family was coming out to the cottage, for a get together...

Not long after arriving...

The heavens opened...

And....boy...did we get a lot of rain...

My daughter Lissa, my SIL Jeff and their Lola, got trapped in the shed!

No worries...an umbrella ws taken out, and escorted them inside! 

The sunporch got drenched, as the rain and wind were coming from the south!




Lola waited patiently in the shed for the rain to stop...

She then had another swim with Jeff...

Love the reflection in the mirror! 
















My daughter Erika and Miss V were the last to arrive... for a late lunch...as you can see...Erika is eating my potato salad right from the bowl!

Good eh, Erika?

Anna looking on......

When the rain stopped...everyone was ready to get outside...even though it was still spitting a bit...and very muggy and damp...

Papa grabbed one of the garden umbrellas, so that Miss V could continue her beach work...

She loves shovelling the sand and stones into her bucket♥️













Soon enough the sun broke through...and started to dry things up...


Miss V and Mommy were getting ready to make the trip home...an alternate route as the bridge was still closed... 

A quick change of clothes...

A drink for the drive...

And off they went...













The rest of us retired to the beach deck...

To enjoy the sunset...

And a piece of the moon...

Had a great day! 

Can't wait for the next time♥️


Hope you are all having a great day...

Still hot here...peaks of sun...had more rain overnite...

I have Miss V napping, so I thought I would get this post done early...

Enjoy the rest of your day......

                                       Cheers!  :o)
                                          linda

40 comments:

  1. Great photos. Even with the rain, it looked like a killer good time.

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    1. I'm happy that you concur with Happy! Hahaha!
      Cheers!

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  2. i feel like I've just had a mini vacation!
    you know how i love the rain... so it wasn't ruined for me in the least.
    and little miss v... how adorable is she... ALWAYS.
    xo♥
    and seeing sweet lola slightly wet... knowing she enjoys a swim with jeff. oh smiles here. big time!

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    1. Hi Tammy.....
      I know you love the rain...I do too...just not when the kids are there♥️
      Lola was in deep thought....how come I'm in the shed? Hahaha!

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  3. wonderful pics, indeed. miss v is a little darling! those clouds look terrific - great shot. just last night while walking through the park with my friend, i picked up some great rocks. but those in your post look ABSOLUTELY fabulous! i wish i had found those. great post! you have such lovely property and well taken care of. cheers!!

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    1. Oh we love our cottage! And we love taking care of it...very rewarding!
      We have PLENTY of stones! Hahaha!

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  4. Quite some rain!! Lola looked very happy in the dry there though just enjoying the view. What a shame that your porch got so wet, I hope that it all dried out OK afterwards. xx

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    1. Ha! Good old Lola♥️
      Oh sure...it always gets wet....no problem!

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  5. Gosh what a lot of rain . . . and your poor sun porch all drenched. Is sun porch a Canadian word for ours, conservatory. I sell those occasionally for a local window and door company - I have been an agent with them for years and very often pick up a sale. Great to see you and the family enjoying yourselves and glad you got some good weather eventually . . .
    Cheers ~ Eddie

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    1. Hi Eddie...
      I guess the difference is, that our sunporch only has screens....no glass...
      I think your conservatory, would be more like our solarium over here...which has glass and usually glass ceilings as well....
      The evening was fine...and...everything before had been great...but that is another post!
      Enjoy your evening!

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  6. Looks like fun even with the rain! At least everything has kept green and lively with the rains this summer. I do hate it when it is so dry the grass gets brown and crunchy!

    I'd eat potato salad right from the bowl, too! haha. Yum!

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    1. Yes...I hate when everything gets crispy, too!
      We do have one section..waterside...that is like that..oh well...what are you gonna do?
      I bet you would Betsy...I make gooooood potato salad!

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  7. Sounds fun Linda but the more sweet, beauty and lovely is ..........
    Tata tan : miss V.
    Lol
    Your daugther is like Esperanza:)
    She is funny!
    ♡♥

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    1. Hi Gloria....yes...she is funny! Hahaha!

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  8. beautiful day even with the rain,

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  9. Ah, you are living the life. A beautiful cottage surrounded by your loved ones. Nothing better.

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    1. You are sooo right, Birdie♥️
      I can feel the love.....

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  10. Beautiful pics and such an adorable kid. You must be so proud.

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    1. Hi Blue...
      Well thank you...
      I do believe I am.....indeed!

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  11. I love the rain too - especially watching a storm come in over the water. So beautiful. Although I would be hard-pressed to live in Vancouver permanently. Love all your family photos, Linda. I am laughing at Lola who is sheltered from the rain and yet then goes in for a swim... ha!

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    1. Oh yes Suza....we love to watch the storms on the lake...
      Especially ACROSS the lake!
      Lightning especially....
      Yes...funny....hide from the rain...go for a swim!

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  12. I keep thinking I should take a good rain walk, but it keeps not happening instead.
    I have two boys for two days. Jake got us up in the middle of the night and he and I ended up crawling into the big bed with Josh. Here's hoping tonight is better.
    :0)

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    1. Make time for that Martha....
      Hope your night is quieter.....

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  13. Didn't it pour?!! I have the plans for the Ark..just yell if you need them.
    Jane x

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  14. I love the way your photos tell your story. Lovely post, Linda! xx Pam

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  15. Nice family photos. That Miss V, is she a doll or what. I love the way she just struts around all the time without a care in the world. haha! Some of my best memories growing up was when I spent time at the cottage and it poured rain. It was always exciting, especially if it included thunder. You asked about the reno, Linda. May I just say that NO, I am not good with renos and right now I feel rather homeless because this place is upside-down and will be for awhile. The more I am somewhere else while this goes on, the better for everyone. Deb

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    1. Hang in there...it will be lovely when finished!! right? hahaha!

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  16. Linda..good for all of you to make the most of it despite the rain. Eating from the bowl just shows how good it was

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  17. Looks like it was a fun get-together!

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    1. It always is Debra...thanks for visiting!

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  18. Rain or shine, it is always a big time at the cottage!!! Loved this post!! Full of family goodness.
    XO Kris

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    1. Hi Kris...have you been out to Big Bear this summer??

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  19. That looks like a lovely day together. I'm glad nobody let the rain slow them down. :)

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