Tuesday, 30 August 2016

These Last Few Days Of August.........At The Cottage











 Last weekend at the cottage was fabulous...

My porch arrangement was 
all Yellow...Susans, Golden Glows, and 2 different grasses...ribbon and oat grass...

I just love my sunporch...it is really my very favorite place at the cottage...except when I am outside...or cosy in front of the fire! I am so fickle! hahaha!

The gardens are putting on a great show, and the Bumble Bees and Snails wanted in on the action! There is also a wee Cucumber bug in the Yellow Holly Hock!

My tiny Tomatoes were a meal here at home on Monday night...Summer Fresh Pasta...and it was delish!! There will be more ripened this weekend...YUM!!

My Hydrangeas are still making their appearance on the kitchen porch...this time with some Oat Grass too...love the combo...it has popped up everywhere in my gardens, and I love it!

That Portulaca is the biggest I have ever seen!!! And the colour...oh my!!

My handsome boyfriend put up a new flag for the coming Fall season...the other one was looking pretty bedraggled..{word}...nice and fresh now!!

We had a great time at my son's on Saturday...

Lots of delicious food and funny stories...his deck is fabulous!! He is so happy!

And let me tell you....Miss V had a ball!! All her favorite people in one place again!! There was beach balls...horseshoes...twirly things {hahaha}...and we blew bubbles for hours! She especially liked it when it was getting dark, and Uncle Ryan and Aunt Anna lit a few candles...she was glowing!


 Hope you are all having a great week so far...great weather here...altho a bit humid again...

Oh well...it will soon be Fall...and I can complain about that!!

I made stuffed red peppers for dinner...OMG!!!...they were so fresh and delicious...they were on for 99cents/lb...great deal...along with some lovely crispy chicken cutlets and fresh corn on the cob...

What's cookin' in your kitchen?????

Enjoy your evening...

          Cheers!   :o)

               linda ♥️


36 comments:

  1. Wonderful, tiny tomatoes, the pasta must have been delish. Love the photo of Miss V.'s glowing expression, it must have been a fun time with your family, happy for you. I've traveled again, now at the Long Island summer house of my son and family for a few days. (of course, it's on FB!) Take care...

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    1. Hester...enjoy the little ones!

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  2. It's looking mighty nice at your cottage. Love all your photos. I can't get over how much Miss V has grown over the summer.

    It's still so hot and humid here at the lake. We are expecting a slight cool down, could be from overcast skies from the tropical storms brewing. I'm still relegated to early mornings of working outside. But I'm determined to tame this jungle I returned to.

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    1. Oh here too Laurie...but at least you had a break from it while in Colorado...
      I'll bet your garden is bursting with veggies!

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  3. Love your photos . . . all the little critters in amongst the flowers.
    I like your "favorite place" the sun porch . . . so comfy it seems.
    And the beautiful new flag flying in the back ground is wonderful . . .
    Miss V in candle light . . . is perfect . . .
    Happy final days of August indeed . . .

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    1. Oh Lynne...you have such a way of saying nice things!

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  4. What a wonderful weekend at the cottage! Miss V. looks like she is having the most marvelous time. At this time of year, tomatoes are a part of at least one meal a day, even if it's toasted tomato sandwiches! -Jenn

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    1. Oh she did...she had all her favorite people to spoil her!
      Same here with the tomatoes...love them!

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  5. these are the posts i love!
    you're glowing with words and miss v is just glowing!!! ♥

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    1. Thanks Tammy...I know that you understand...

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  6. It all sounds perfect! Love the snail in the flower and that bee is just covered in pollen. He didn't just have breakfast, he took a bath in it! haha.

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    1. Yes he did! He was stoned! hahaha!

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  7. Nothing better than the lake life, eh? Love The shot of Miss V in the candle light!!
    I want a stuffed pepper now!!
    xO Kris

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    1. HI Kris...guess you better whip up a few in your magic kitchen!

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  8. I made a vegetable salad with a balsamic dressing and so much garlic that I will be not fit to live with.

    Is Miss V looking forward to PK?

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    1. SHe is hesitant about changing schools...she has been at the daycare for 4 years...knows everyone!

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  9. Your cottage looks so refreshing with the vibrant colors outside and I simply love the abundance of flowers you grow, Linda (and critters you attract!). Miss V's face tells it all in that night snap. So happy you have this retreat. We will share notes soon. Definitely off Thursday night. Maybe sleeping bags under the stars! lol!

    Jane

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    1. How exciting for you!! Finally...back at the Lake house! Enjoy!

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  10. Love all the little buggies visiting the flowers.
    Miss V looks delicious in that light.
    Cooking in my kitchen? Wish I knew!

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    1. Hahaha...you have your choice of delightful places to dine...why cook??

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  11. Oh what a beautiful photo of Miss V by candlelight - that's a framer! It all looks so colourful, Summery and healthy. No wonder you love going to the cottage! Summer might end soon, but you will have that beautiful Autumn, the best in the world. We are hoping to come over there October 2017, to enjoy all the golden colour.

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    1. Autumn is gorgeous out there...the Lake finally calms down!
      How nice for you to be planning a trip over here again!

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  12. Fantastic photo of the bee on the pink hollhock - WOW.

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  13. Looks so warming and nice! Nice photos♥

    summerdaisycottage.blogspot.com

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  14. I think that porch would be a favourite place of mine too! Old time summer time in there ;) Yellow and pink are the only colours in my garden right now ... black-eyed Susans are glowing on this cloudy morning! Oh those last days of summer ... enjoy every minute :D
    Wendy

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    1. Yes Wendy...the cottage was built in the mid 30's, so I am sure it has been a favorite all along!!
      Enjoy your day!

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  15. I love how you LOVE your life:)

    our gardens are terribly parched,we did have rain during the night,hope it halps..love stuffed peppers..not much cooking except PB cookies yesterday as we had 3 boys from lunch till 5..then went to our other daughte's for dinner and dodo for Noah as his mom has meet the parents night:)
    So we brought a frozen pizza:)

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    1. No rain here...I think it is raining at the cottage today...great!!
      You bought a frozen pizza??? I'll bet you made it delicious!!
      enjoy your day...I am off shortly to pick up Miss V ♥️

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  16. You always make me smile, Linda! You're such a happy and enthusiastic person. Sounds like such a great time all around!

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    1. What a great actress I am, eh Martha? hahaha!!
      No.... seriously....I do love life!!

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  17. That sunporch looks like a wonderful place to relax with coffee and a book!

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  18. Lovely aspect in your sun porch. I can see why you like it so much.
    Great shot of the bee.
    Boyfriend looks in good freckle ~ you must ration him or he work outs, or both . . lol
    Delightful shot of Miss V glowing . . bless her . . :)

    I am starting again with Peter tomorrow for two days a week but he is much easier now and likes to help with the jobs.
    Rosa loves to sit on my knee and 'play' the piano, She loves it and was there for an hour doing the same with her Nana. And she plays interesting little tunes on her xylophone. We think she is going to be musical ~ it runs in the family on my side . . :) Watch out for a future Nannerl Mozart (his talented sister) . . . lol.

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    1. Hi Eddie...
      Boyfriend does NOT work out...his Cholesterol pills keep him slim! Bugger!
      So happy that Peter is returning to your care...you will have a ball! I assume he is toilet trained?
      Rosa is at the perfect age...everything they do is adorable...
      Hope you are better....and ready to enjoy Autumn...

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