Last Friday started out looking like this!!
So....after putzing around 'til nearly lunch time...we headed out!!
First we had lunch at Harveys in Port Colborne, then we headed for Welland, as they have a mall there...with a Winners!!
When we returned to the cottage, around 3 pm, things were looking much brighter!!
I took a stroll down to the beach...
The Milkweed has begun to produce its flowers...
Very pleased with this, as the Monarchs and the Hummingbirds love this Native plant...they grow wherever the seeds drop...and I could not be happier!!
The Perennial Lunaria, are starting to form their Silver Dollars...the seeds are inside...you can already see them...I will get a picture in the Fall, when they are in their glory!! A very pretty specimen...again, they grow where the seeds land!
these all happen to be on the beach...
You can see that things are beginning to brighten up...
These Coleus, in a planter down by the beach deck, are almost Neon!!
I hunted around, and found a few things for a Kitchen Porch Arrangement...
Ferns...Hosta leaves...Gout Weed flowers...a few Chive Flowers...and...I think a Yellow weed!! hahaha! But...the flower resembles an Evening Primrose to me!!
And...of course...a Bee!!
While dinner was in the oven, we found a sunny spot at the road side of the cottage...this is where the sun sets...in the West...a nice spot at the end of a day..
We were also able to eat dinner on the sunporch, as the sun was streaming in there...almost the longest day of the year!!
Saw this adorable Dove up in the branches of one of our Evergreens...
This is for you Deb!!
Just had to add another shot of that amazing Begonia!!
And the Sunset over the Lake was pretty impressive too!!
Hope you are all having a great day!!
A beautiful one here! Plenty of sunshine, and a lovely breeze...
Did a Costco run, and nabbed 2 rotiserrie chickens!
One for the cottage tomorrow...and one for the freezer!
Such a good deal...we can never resist!
Chicken soup on the stove...also for the cottage...love soup for the weekend!
Gonna have panko crusted crispy pork chops..with roasted yams, carrots and onions...and some fresh asparagus with parmesan cheese!!
Perhaps we will dine by the pool again tonight...did that last night, and...oh...it just makes the meal so much more delicious!!
Don't you agree??
Have a great evening...
I will wrap up LAST weekend tomorrow...geesh...I have a one track mind lately...cottage....cottage....cottage!!
Can you blame me??