Thursday, 13 August 2015

Cottage Bits & Bobs....












Another wierd weather pattern at the cottage last weekend. Lets start at the beginning...My Tiger Lilies were few this year, as the Lily Beetles destroyed most of them. I just can't keep up with them! This year they were particularily destructive...perhaps all the rain...I am loving the White Yarrow...It really pops out! and is very drought resistant!!The Geese like it too!!
More Tomatoes, which we ate right out of the bowl! My boyfriend always finds beach glass...so smart!! The Golden Glow are framing my wee walkway to the deck, and the White Geraniums are still budding! It was so cloudy on Saturday...that I pulled out my crochet...and we relaxed for most of the afternoon...this huge cloud came from behind the cottage, and out over the lake. After dinner, it was nice and calm, so we decided to fire up the bonfire, as it was getting pretty high!! The sun was reflecting under the clouds all the way to the East, where there is a provincial park, Long Beach...
Sunday morning brought bright sunshine...and lots of people on the water...
 



Hope you are all having a great day...
Lovely here...but a bit of humidity building in...
Boyfriend..Son.. and SIL are gone to the Blue Jay game...they are almost in first place!! Just need to sweep this series with Oakland and then they play the Yankees over the weekend...

                                          GO JAYS GO!!!

My daughter Lissa is on her way here...
We are going to have egg salad sandwiches...YUM!!
And then hit HOMESENSE and WINNERS!!
Looking for something nice and new and unique and fabulous!!  
Wish us luck!!

Enjoy your day and your weekend...
Any special plans??
Thanks for all your lovely comments on my post about Miss V♥️
You are swell peeps!!

                 Cheers!  :o)
                     linda
 
 

44 comments:

  1. Everything looks so pretty..I just came in from the garden..Jacques mowed..I trimmed and primped..
    It was awful and grey and cold this AM only ventured out this aft..you have somany nice rocks you could paint:)
    Love egg salad sandwiches..we pack those even when we travel..tomato..lovers like you..
    Have fun..hope you find something..there's always something at those stores;) Every dept.
    Even check out lane.
    Bon Weekend!

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    1. It was chilly here this morning too....now quite humid! Think we might put the air on!
      Your day sounds very nice and relaxing....I like that!
      Picked up a new lamp for my hall table...will wait til this evening, to see if I like it!
      Bon weekened to you as well Monique!

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  2. I trust we'll get to see the 'unique and fabulous'!
    Did you plant the cottage garden,or did you inherit the plants?
    Jane x

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    1. Perhaps Jane...perhaps!
      When we bought the cottage, there was one perennial bed along the west side....
      I dug every bed you see.....and planted every last plant!
      Pretty good,eh?

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  3. I love seeing all your pictures of the cottage. It's so relaxing. I like to pretend I'm there with you. Is that strange? I guess is relaxing by proxy. Ha, ha. You made me want to go find some geraniums for my house. They would look great in my planter.

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    1. Kathy, I am flattered by your words...makes it all worthwhile....thxs!

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  4. Love the bonfire...and those beautiful pink clouds!

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    1. Me too! Always love a fire....inside or outside!

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  5. i love egg salad! YUM indeed. i never get tired of it!
    and that bowl of cherry tomatoes... well really. it's a work of art.
    the whole post of pictures is. the sparkles on the water... fire at sunset!
    oh be still my envious heart!!! LOLOL.
    hug the most beautiful baby in the world for me.
    i know. i know. she's past baby. but not to me. they just grow up too fast.
    jacob told me the next time i see him he's "probly" be taller than i am! he's counting on it!!! :) xo
    hey... cool pic of you and the boyfriend! glam!

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    1. Egg salad is one of my very favorites too!
      Lissa brought her gluten free bread....
      The pictures do tell the story of the weekend...
      I will hug Miss V next time I see her♥️
      I bet he will be taller! Hahaha!
      Enjoy your weekend!

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  6. Love yours little tomatoes are beautiful and love yours ducks too!!
    What are you making to crochet?? look big! Love the color!!
    xo

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    1. Making a few cowls for Christmas...thought I would get them done now...rather than panicking in December!
      I have 4 done....
      Enjoy your weekend!

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  7. Love your yarrow and beach glass, bonfires and clouds....which means that you've got a lot of stuff that I love. HaHa!! I'm going to the beach tomorrow. Taking a picture just for you.

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    1. Excellent!
      I will see it when I return from the cottage!
      Enjoy!

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  8. beautiful photos!! don't forget to tell us what fabulous treasures you find, I LOVE LOVE LOVE Winners!!!I found the best tops there this year,,

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    1. Oh gosh...I love Winners too!
      Got a new lamp for the hall table....and a little something for Miss V!

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  9. From your swell peep . . . lol . . (never heard that expression . . . lol)
    Nice photos and loved the bonfire shot best and the sea/shy shots . .
    Have a good weekend . . :)

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    1. Hi Eddie....aka swell peep!
      You too my friend!

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  10. The lily beetle loves the orange tiger lily along with martagon lilies more than any others. I have both, and must have killed at least 60 beetles this year - you need to catch them before they hatch their eggs which grow into large orange grubs covered in black slime. Last year I must have killed about 200 so I feel as if I might be winning. It makes me sound a bit sadistic but I love my lilies more than the beetles.

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    1. Oh me too Rosemary!
      Some of the plants were reduced to a frail holey stalk...such a shame....I usually have an orange sea of Tiger Lilies....this year....hardly a wave. :o(

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  11. The lake looks a bit calmer now than the last time I was here. We could do with a bit of warm weather, send some over please!

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    1. Will do Jessica! How are the renos coming?

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  12. Egg salad I could eat every day!
    Gorgeous photos... so relaxing.
    Wonderful shot of you and the BF - you are such a good-looking couple. <3
    Yay, Jays - had such fun last night.
    Have a great weekend at the cott-awge!

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    1. They are in first place! Yay!
      You are waaaay too kind Suzanne.....thxs!
      I will enjoy the cott-awge!

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  13. The beach house always looks lovely. There is nothing quite like the lake on a sunny summer day.
    :0)

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    1. You got that right, Martha....
      Enjoy your weekend....working?

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  14. Love the quack-er chorus too!

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  15. Mouth-watering little tomatos, cute ducks, a lovely lake and a bonfire! Life is good over there Linda. Have a great weekend. We are going to the Symphony Orchestra.

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    1. Yes...it certainly is Patricia!
      Oh...enjoy the symphony!

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  16. Hi Linda - enjoyed your photos tonight. Just had company again and am now enjoying some tea and a look-see. :) Love the Golden Glow. I think I'll find some for next year. The water looks so blue and your cottage photos are always so beautiful. Hope you had fun with Lisa and do show off your 'find'. Have a great evening, Deb

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    1. Hey Deb.....
      How are things at the mouse house?
      Lissa and zi did have fun....lots of giggles at Homesense!
      Have a great weekend....

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  17. Lovely cottage photos, I can just sense an aura of R&R waiting for you there. Great photo of you and the BF, is it a selfie, ha, ha. Have a lovely weekend, supposed to be hot/humid. We're having friends for dinner on Saturday, making BBQ chicken kebabs, being lazy and buying them at Loblaw's, already assembled. Take care and enjoy...

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    1. Hi Hester....
      Have a wonderful weekend....good for you getting the ready to go kebabs....more time to spend with your guests!
      Yes....a selfie....you should try it!

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    2. Great that your three guys were at the winning Jays/ Oakland game yesterday. I agree, "Go, Jays, Go!"

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    3. Yes...Erika and Miss V...Ryan and Anna going on Saturday too!!

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  18. Hope you found some good things on your shopping trip! What are you crocheting? I like the colour! xx

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    1. A cowl, Amy...i have a few made for Christmas...trying to get ahead!!

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  19. I love how you take pictures of the simplest everyday things and they are always so beautiful. Looks like a beautiful weekend past. I hope this one is too.

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  20. Tiger Lily shot . . . loved . . .
    Honestly . . . I love all of your shots . . .
    Weekends at the water . . . looks like "best times ever!"

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