Thursday, 15 December 2016

We Took A Drive Yesterday....πŸ’¨


We decided that yesterday was a good day to visit the cottage...

When we left home, the sun was shining brightly...

As we got closer to the cottage, there was a noticeable difference in the sky!! 

Along the way, the snow cover got less and less, compared to what we have here at home...

In the picture above, you can see the wind picking up the snow in the fields, and making small "haboobs" with the snow...

You can tell that we are getting close, as the wind turbines start to appear...

They built a LOT over the past 2 years down by the cottage...

They don't bother us, as they are not really close to us, but a lot of people say they are very noisy!  

You can see how the sky is getting darker, the further south we go...

The wind really picks up, as we drive by large empty fields...

Making the road visibility somewhat difficult...
 






When we finally reach the Lake,you can see the snow showers across the lake, on the American side. Buffalo NY is South East of our cottage, and we always enjoy watching the snow storms and rain events travelling across the Lake!!


The view from inside was spectacular!!

Hardly any snow...and green grass!! 

The Lake was getting a good workout...for sure!

Sooooo windy...must have been gusting to at least 70km/hr!! 

I made it down to the beach for a quick visit...geesh!!!!

My hair was in a knot! hahaha!!! Thank goodness for hooded coats!!
 


That very dark left hand corner, is where Buffalo is...the storm was headed straight for it!!

There was no snow where we were, but as we were leaving, it began.

 




I always love how peaceful and tidy it is inside...ahhhhhhhh!!

You would never know what was going on outside! hahaha!! 

Upstairs...on the North side of the cottage, there was some frost happening on the inside of the windows...
 

As we travelled home...heading North...the skies were clear and blue!!!

When we reached Lake Ontario, we could see the Toronto skyline in the distance...

Never a dull moment at the Lake...♥️



Hope you are all well....and staying warm!!

It is still VERY windy here...and darn chilly too!!

-8c with a windchill of -18!!! BRRRRRRRR!!

We are expecting a ton of snow starting tomorrow afternoon into Saturday...

Having dinner guests tomorrow night...got a few presents wrapped...things are going well...and...I am loving my tree now!! ✨πŸŽ„✨

Dinner this evening is homemade beef and barley soup with chicken,lettuce,tomato and bacon sandwiches!! A real treat for us!!


Enjoy your evening...thanks for all who keep commenting...love it!!

                 Cheers!  :o)

                        linda ♥️

 

32 comments:

  1. Your photos are nice. It really does look cold there. Sounds like you're ready for Christmas. I'm still making gifts. Should be done over the weekend. Your dinner sounds really delicious.

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    1. Nearly ready Laurie...a few more gifts to wrap...some baking next week...enjoy your weekend! How are the cowls coming along??

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  2. There may not be snow there but it looks so cccccold!

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  3. Supper sounds good, Linda! That snow you are getting on Saturday is probably what is over us right now. Those were incredible pictures of the storm over the lake. -Jenn

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    1. Love capturing those storms...the Great Lakes are awesome!!

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  4. Sounds like perfect soup weather! Yum!
    I didn't realize you could see lakes Ontario and Erie! I need to get my map out! ha.
    Neat! Do you waive at Suzie when you see Toronto? :)

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    1. We live about a 10 minute drive from Lake Ontario...on our way home from the cottage, we drive North from Lake Erie, and drive home along Lake Ontario!! You cannot see the lakes from each other!! hahaha! We have the best of both worlds...soup was awesome!

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  5. What a lovely drive....So many different scenes, but all look cold. I love the lake pictures, just beautiful. That one tall tree looks like a decorated giraffe. Do you see? HaHa..... I see things!

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    1. Hi Wanda....which tree??? which picture...I looked, but not sure I see it! hahaha!! You do have the artists eye!

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  6. What a different view of the lake! Two feet of snow in 24 hours here! A lot of roads were closed.

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    1. Hi Furry....
      You are buried!! We got lots here at home in Mississauga...more on the way!! Stay warm!

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  7. Those are beautiful pictures of the lake, but so cold looking. Brrr. Soup and sandwiches sounds perfect for a cold day.

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    1. It was perfect Kathy! Hope you are well...

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  8. I love your pictures and the forces of nature. It seems the weather gets windier and more wild as we approach Lake Michigan as well. Your cottage looks so cozy...does it make you sad to leave?

    Love your boots. Do you remember where you found them?

    I'm doing well with my Christmas prep. Tree up and most of the decorating done, I'm happy with my light touch. It actually looks better than last year and years before! Looking forward to starting to bake next week.

    Snow predicted here over the weekend, too. Staying snug at home and chilling in front of the fire and the pretty lights of the tree!

    Jane x

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    1. Hi Jane...
      The Great Lakes are a force to be reckoned with!! You are on a smaller lake though...right??
      Got my boots about 3 years ago at Winners...same as your TJMaxx! I love them!!
      I am going to bake next week too!!
      Snow for us too....ugh!

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  9. Lovely photos . We are only a 6min drive from lake Erie and yet have a bit more snow then you do there but not much more . It has been very cold here wind chills have made it feel like -25C BRR ! funny how the weather can be so different from a few kilometers or hours away . We are to be getting the big winter storm starting later this afternoon into Saturday . Thanks for sharing , Have a good weekend and stay cozy .

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    1. We noticed the snow getting less and less as we got closer to the cottage...so much warmer there too!! Except for that darn Lake Erie breeze!!
      Stay toasty Elaine!

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  10. Bitter today and we must go out..-15F..
    fire's going..I love the drive you take to get to the K cottage..that first shot is just lovely..did I say lovely? LOL.

    Is than an Ikea Ektorp? I love them..we have some too..I bet they outsell every sofa manufacturere..:)

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    1. Hahaha! LOVELY comment Monique! πŸ˜‰
      Yup...good old IKEA...it is the love seat...works great there, as we are hardly ever inside! Except when the boyfriend and I have a fire...have a bonne weekend!!

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  11. we're also having strong winds.
    our temp today will be 65F (18C) and tomorrow it is to drop to -18 below zero (-27C)... UNBELIEVABLE!
    a chance of snow on Saturday.
    the marine and I leave for Georgia on Sunday. anxious to see all my boys! xo

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    1. WHAT???? How can the temps drop so drastically???
      Enjoy your Christmas Tammy...hugs to all your boysπŸ’“

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  12. Your photos of the countryside and the lake are beautiful. It looks so cold with the snow blowing across the road and fields. Well, I guess that's what it looks like here too! lol Enjoy the weekend.

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  13. Wow Linda, it does look dramatic, and very cold. Your photos are wonderful, the lake, the snow in the fields, I love it all. You really do need special clothes for it all, don't you. We are tempted to try going over for Christmas 2017, as we have never seen a white Christmas. It would be exciting, from what you show.

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    1. Oh you should Patricia....you would love it!

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  14. Your photos certainly helped tell the story of winter skies, cold, wind and snow too . . .
    Get ready for the snow . . I think you'll receive plenty . . .
    We have gone from snow dusting to blizzard and repeat for a few days.
    Bunches and bunches of snow . . . and very, very cold and windy.
    Quiet right this minute with the big bunch of white predicted for later in the day . . .
    Enjoy that hooded coat/jacket . . . boots and mitts too . . .
    Merry Christmas Linda . . .
    I love following you, boyfriend, Miss V and family . . .

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    1. Merry Christmas to you Lynne...so glad to have you along...❣

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  15. Always enjoy your weather photos, especially those at the Lake. Lots of snow here in NYC when I first arrived, but it melted super quickly because the temps are always warmer here. Busy, fun weekend, just waiting for a flight home. Have a good week, dear Linda. 😊

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    1. Thanks Hester...hope you have arrived home safe and sound!

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  16. Those are such dramatic photos. We have it all here in Canada!
    Funny how there is a ton of snow here, but so little at your cottage.
    I love seeing storms travel over water. It's mesmerizing.

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    1. Oh me too Suzanne...Buffalo always gets bombarded!!

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