Monday, 18 January 2016

Icy Visit To The Cottage......



As you can see...
Our last visit to the cottage...
Was...
A rather icy one...
I guess the winds had been high during the week...
And formed some rather impressive ice bergs along the shoreline...
It wasn't really all that cold this day...4c...not too bad...
And not really a lot of snow either...
We thought there would be more...
The sun was trying hard to peek through...
Always happy for a visit...



Hope you all had a great weekend...
Most of our snow melted on Friday...
Saturday was brutally cold...
Sunday also very cold...as is today...
Small blizzards keep blowing through...
But...in between...lots of sunshine!!


Due to the lack of photography at this time of year...

I am going to start ending my posts with a few Summery photos...

A few of my favorites...

Hope you enjoy them...

You all may remember this Begonia from last Summer...
I absolutely adored this flower...
There is a Nursery near the cottage, and they really have beautiful Begonias...
This year...MORE Begonias!!

 My daughter Lissa gave me this sweet laughing Pig for the garden many years ago...
Whenever I see him...I have to smile...how cute is he?? 


 This was a favorite planter of mine at the cottage...
Unfortunately...
It went missing during some very high waves...
It was made of tin...sad to see it gone!!
Love the arrangement of White Nicotiana...
Mauve Cosmos and Purple African Daisies...
Must do this combo again this Summer...


Well...that was refreshing...did you enjoy the flowers??
I certainly did...nothing much colourful around here for a while now...

Enjoy the rest of your day...

                            Cheers!  :o)

                              linda ♥️








45 comments:

  1. We're having a bit of Lake effect weather today.
    The sky to the south was bright and sunny, but the clouds to our north were dark and heavy with snow. Both were gorgeous but I had left my camera safe at home.
    It would have been a good day to stay home in my snow globe.
    :0)

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    1. They are getting whallopped where my daughters live...
      I think you should have stayed home in your snow globe...:o)

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    2. Duty calls. You know how it gors...
      The drive in was uneventful.
      We'll see how the drive home goes.
      It should provide a little more excitement, I think.
      :0)

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    3. You still there? A very long day for you...drive safely!

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  2. I really like that photo of the boyfriend on the snow. That's a frame-worthy one. That birdhouse sure looks sad in the cold snow. Won't it be nice to see it become a home to a needy bird next spring. Glad to see you enjoyed the blueberry muffin recipe. I often make it into a loaf, too, but never tried buttermilk. I'll try that.It's so good with tea, isn't it. Winter chill has arrived here. Tonight with the wind-chill it will reach -30C. Ahhhhh! Just back from spending time with little Gwynn. She's such a fun kid. :))) Have a great evening, Linda. Hugs, Deb

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    1. HI Deb...
      It was sooo moist and delicious! We loved it...only 1 piece left!
      Yes...cold here too...pictures of Gwynn???

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  3. Those icy photos just make me feel colder! Brr! That's how it is here, too..with breaks of cold sunshine in between the frosty wind and flakes. It's blown so much, though, that the ground is just dusted with it.

    I loved that begonia of yours, too. Did you not bring that one inside?

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    1. I brought one home...not sure if it was that one...the one I brought has no flowers..holding her own!! We will see if she lives while I am away!

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  4. The lake pictures look so cold it makes me wonder how it will ever be warm and sunny again. But! There are the flowers that always means spring is not far away and winter is not endless.

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  5. Just looking at those pictures made me feel cold. Thanks for the beautiful flowers at the end to warm me up. Especially that begonia.

    Right now it is 24*F (-4*C) and it feels like 11*F (-12*C). That is cold! The highest it will get this week is 39*F (4*C) on Wednesday and Thursday and I am looking forward to that. I guess it finally is winter. So glad I don't have to go out in this. Sorry you lost your cute little flower holder. I hope you can find another.

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    1. Brrrrr... you are cold too!!
      I am afraid that container is long gone...about 3 years ago now...:o(
      I am always looking for new ones!

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  6. The icy shots around the edges of the lake look really sculptural but cold - I bet you will soon be busy getting ready for your trip down to Florida.

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    1. Yup...a few more weeks, and off we go!
      your brother down there...or...is he sulking {like most Canadians} about our pitiful $!!!
      I do believe we are down to 68cents US!!! yikes!

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    2. He hasn't mentioned the $ but he is off soon too. I believe that the £ too is down agaist US, is their economy picking up or something?

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    3. Apparently!
      The cost of oil is driving our $ down as well....

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  7. Just looking at that ice makes me cold! I much prefer your summery shots! BIG snow here today! -Jenn

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  8. Makes our bit of snow this weekend seem pretty pathetic!! All I can say is double triple BRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!! xx

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    1. It really wasn't all that cold! I had a sweater and scarf on!! We are tough us Canadians!!hahaha!

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  9. I love your icy and snowy photos! And that photo of you and your boyfriend is sweet!

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    1. Thanks Laurie!! Fun to take selfies with him!!

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  10. Just noticed the cute selfie of you and the BF on your side panel. And I do love that planter, too bad that it's gone. Took a very long time to drive my SIL downtown to her train this morning, right in the middle of the little bit of snow, not great timing. Have a good week, Ms. Linda...

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    1. yes...I was sad when it was gone...we lost a lot of planters one year...oh well...hopefully it washed up on someones beach, and they are enjoying it!!

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  11. WOW.
    now THOSE are proper winter pictures. good grief. that ice. but so beautiful too.
    and i love that pic of you and your boyfriend. it's like looking at you through a steamy window!
    it's a favorite always.
    and the flowers and laughing pig...
    you nailed it! i feel like spring is just around the corner! LOLOL. xo♥

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    1. It is my Doris Day impression, Tammy! hahaha1
      It is just around the corner...♥️

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    1. Hi furry!!
      We thought there would be more...Lake is still wide open...not a good thing!

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  13. You have your own gallery of ice art - beautiful. I am so glad we get to experience four seasons... even if some are more favoured than others!
    That begonia is extraordinary, and love the shot of you and the bf.

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    1. Oh I agree Suzanne...just wish that 3 of them were a bit longer!

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  14. Your freezing winter pictures are extraordinary! These are perfect pictures of how we live with and love the elements. But you balanced your post with summer pics and that's great to keep us looking forward when we are soooooo cold!



    Stay warm, 2 degrees here... :(

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    1. Still cold here...but lovely sunshine!!
      Enjoy your day,Jane!

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  15. Amazing scenes at the lake Linda. While it looks incredibly cold, there is so much beauty in those crystal ice shapes. What a lovely photo of you two lovebirds :)

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    1. Lovebirds??? hahaha...you are funny Patricia!!

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  16. Every season has it's beauty..stunning ice pics Linda..I love the drips etc...

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    1. Icicles are a favorite of mine too, Monique...

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  17. Well then . . .
    No snow . . .
    Icy photos welcomed!
    Very nice . . .
    (I like the summery finals too!)

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    1. Dreaming of what to plant in my summer baskets......

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  18. We had one of our first frosts this morning but it was nothing in comparison to your icy shots!

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    1. It is beautiful....I do wish the whole lake would freeze....

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  19. I love seeing the icy formations over the rocks. It's really cold here today, got a fair bit of snow on Sunday and spent Monday morning clearing it away.

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    1. Quite a windchill here today.....

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  20. Oh these are really beautiful photos Linda. I love all the different shades of grey. (haha, not the book!!) And your flowers from the summer are a bright contrast.

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    1. Hahaha! Never read that!
      Enjoy your week Pam!

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