Monday, 11 January 2016

Last Friday's Cottage Visit......



For any of you who have been reading my blog for any length of time...
Know...
And understand...
How much this place means to me and my family...
It is such a feeling when you pull in...
Sometimes I totally get overcome by the feelings...
When you step out of the car...
You never know what sights will greet you...
As long as we take drives down there...
I will share the beauty with you...
Whether you like it or not! hahaha!
Come and join me for this particular visit...
There was a hazy sun...trying so hard to shine... 
Not too cold...not much wind...
It actually felt colder INSIDE than outside!
So glad we got the water closed when we did...
Frozen plumbing is not funny.....AT ALL!
There is still no snow...
Just a wee bit of ice on the rocks on the beach... 
Beautiful!

Love that little sliver of pink sky in the West...
It certainly must have been snowing across the Lake...
Very dark clouds over there...









Here is me...
Sporting my nice long scarf I made myself last year...
I love wearing scarves...
When we drive...I don't wear a coat...
I have several big chunky sweaters that I wear...
Paired usually with leggings...
But this day had me in black jeans...black chunky turtleneck...black strappy shoes...striped socks..(of course)...
Velvety  leopard gloves...
And...my big cream crocheted scarf...
How is that for a look???
Just kidding...I do know of a blog, where the gal always feature her thrifty buys and models them...
These are not thrifty buys...but...we did score a few cool things...working on that post...have not done one of those for a while...


Here is the view as we drove along the lake...gorgeous!!
 
That Friday night...we decided to make our own Pizzas!!
I sauteed some mushrooms, red peppers and onions...
Mine consists of sliced tomato...sauteed veggies...olives and goats cheese...
Boyfriend made 2!! 
One with smoked salmon...olives...veggies...
The other with some left over Ham cubes...
Both got sprinkled with Parmesan cheese....
And some slivered fresh Basil...
Cooked them on our Pizza stone...

                                           YUMMY!!
 

Hope you are all having a great day...
Very cold here...but mostly a sunny day... 
We got out for a very brisk walk...
I will leave you with a picture from last January 2015..at the cottage...
A bit more snow...and the beach was covered in ice...lake frozen...




Quite a difference, eh??
I guess this is coming...sooner or later!

Many thanks for all of your lovely comments...
It certainly makes this blogging thing worthwhile...
Glad to have you all along for the ride...

Next Friday....drive to the cottage OK??? You in??? hahaha!


                 Enjoy your evening...

                           Cheers!  :o)
                            linda♥️
 
 

40 comments:

  1. Beautiful big boulders beautify beach !!! buffed black boots balance 'bove breakers . . .
    gosh it looks cold there!!! but lovely shots, Linda.

    Thank you for sharing with us . . . :)

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    1. Hi Eddie...
      Not too cold...really!
      It was darn cold today though!
      Lovely alliteration BTW!!

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    2. Like the flag . . . I wonder how many get blown away each year. Lovely idea, we are so unpatriotic because no-one flies any flag here . . .
      Nice piccie of the cottage and that pizza looks divine. :)

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    3. My boyfriend usually loses 2!
      He brought this one up from the beach for the winter!
      Yes....we are BIG flag wavers over here....
      Pizza was out of this world!

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    1. I appreciate that very much Birdie!
      And...I did see Debs post...very nice!

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  3. the gal with thrifty buys! haha...you're even standing like her! You're prettier, though, Linda!

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    1. I was thinking of that gal in California...Gardeners Cottage???
      Oh...I have seen that other one too...yes...I am MUCH prettier!! hahaha!!
      Ooooops...how rude of me...

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    2. ok...you didn't understand me! I don't know the other one.
      I'm talking about Gardner't Cottage! You're much more beautiful than her!

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    3. From prettier to more beautiful! Hahaha! That gal is very slim...a veggie head I believe!
      Can't recall the other blog....but it was pretty sad! I am mean! Hahaha!

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    4. yes, she's slim and a vegan. She even gave up leather shoes for a while...until the fake ones
      kept falling apart. Too severe for me, but I still like to look at her blog. :)

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    5. I used to follow it regularly...then my interest failed...haven't looked at it for a couple of years...but I remembered the name of it!

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  4. Lost my whole post..:(

    I love your place too..never stop..

    bitter here ..w/ windchill it must have been -100:)
    The scarf looks pristinely pretty!
    So nice to see our flag..I would be gathering myself a bowl of stones~

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    1. -100!!! you make me laugh Monique!!
      I always forget the stones!!! I need some for a few of my plants here at home!
      Next Friday...can you remind me???

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  5. There might not be a lot of snow and ice, but it still looks very cold to me! The pizza looks good, but not as good as you in that photo! You look really great! xx

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    1. You and Eddie!!! You guys must be sued to the milder Winters over there...
      The pizza was good...and...I look great! hahaha!

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  6. Love your look Linda! Especially the leopard gloves!😉

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    1. Thanks Linda...it is fun to play with scarves...

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  7. mmmm, those pizzas look wonderful!!!
    The photos are so beautiful but cold cold cold!!!!

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    1. Laurie...you know it isn't that cold!! Much colder today...
      Pizzas were really good...I must say!!

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  8. Love your ensemble and the scarf is like icing on the cake. You sure do have a lovely place on the lake. What a difference in last years weather compared to this years....look at that frozen lake. My first time seeing your frozen world.

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    1. Why thanks Laurie....I do like that scarf!
      You ain't seen nothing yet!
      I will post some more photos....

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  9. That is a really big difference in the lake from last January to this one! Wow. I love the photo of the two unique rocks (?) and the one of the broken pitcher(?). The photo along the way is really pretty with soft greys and pink. I like your style Linda. Casual classic I'd call it. LOL You always look very stylish! xx Pam

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    1. Yes Pam....wide open so far this year...the pitcher has perennials that grow up from the log! Golden glow!
      Casual classic....I like that...thanks!

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  10. So nice to have a place you really love!

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    1. Hi Furry....
      It really is...we love our time down there...very rewarding...

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  11. I certainly do know and understand your deep emotional attachment to your cottage. I love going along for the ride...no matter the season. So beautiful, and always different!
    The pizzas looked goooood! Miss V..I could just eat her up!
    xo Kris

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    1. Not if I eat her up first!
      Hope you are feeling better Kris♥️

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  12. The cottage. A place that exists in your heart and touches ours, too.
    Love the rustic image of the broken pitcher. Such a pretty green.
    Those pizzas look sooooo tasty - one of my favourite foods. And delicious on a chilly night like this.

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    1. That sued to be a creamy colour...I think it is moss growing on it!

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  13. Without you dear Linda.... I would never get to visit a cottage, see the landscapes, and seascapes, your decks, and rock, etc.etc.
    I love that you invite us in, and don't care how long we stay.
    You are so adorable with your bulky sweaters and long scarves....My now I know where Miss V gets all her flair....teehee.
    Love you tons, love your life, love that I get to be a part of it.

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    1. Oh Wanda...you really should be an author...you have such a sweet tender way about you...and I love you for it!

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    1. You should be used to that Debra!

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  15. I totally get you and understand how you feel about the area of your cottage for we only live a 6 min drive from the same lake Erie west of your cottage and the area is absolutely beautiful with farm land , valley's and forests galore , pretty shore lines with cute port towns lovely beaches , conservation areas and all at out fingertips here and it is all so lovely no matter what season we are in . Wonderful photos and post . Thanks for sharing , have a good day ! PS I got the snow I was wanting and then some lol .

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    1. Thanks for your lovely description of the areas surrounding Lake Erie...
      We got snow here as well...little squalls keep rolling through...
      I am sure it must be most beautiful out there today...can't wait til Friday!

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  16. Loved your photos!
    It lets me go along with you to the cottage . . .
    And your look . . . perfect, real, comfy, stylish . . .
    A keeper . . .
    Get ready . . . I sent snow your way!

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    1. Thanks Lynne...I like when you join me!
      Oh...I GOT THE SNOW!!!
      Thanks!

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  17. I love visiting the cottage with you, feel as if I would recognize it if I were to actually visit.
    Big storm all day, lots of snow and snow squalls, now it's windy and starting to drift. Stayed in all day except for clearing some snow away.

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    1. Perhaps you should come on down some time!
      There are a few others who live pretty close...wouldn't that be fun!!

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