Friday, 24 March 2017

Spring At The Cottage???????



 Last Tuesday was the first trip to the cottage since early February...

Nothing much had changed! The Lake had not frozen this year...so the beach was wide open to everything Mother Nature could throw at her!!

We have several new LOGS...It will be interesting to see if they last, or get taken out by a Spring storm.

Lots of branches and twigs for the boyfriend to gather...the winds have been extra gusty this year.

Everything inside is perfect!!

Before leaving...we left the furnace on at 50f...just to take the chill off the old girl.

We will be turning the water on next week...plug in the fridge...vaccuum...put some fresh clean linens on the bed...and we will be in business!!

Well...sorta...lots of clean up in the gardens...where do the leaves come from, after you rake for weeks in the Fall?????

Our large Miscanthus grasses, also need to be cut down...such a hideous job, but, with a wonderful reward later in the year.

It certainly didn't look or feel like Spring when we were there...

A mere 4*c...with a brisk wind...brrrr.....

I did notice quite a few Daffodils poking thru, so perhaps on my next visit, I can gather a few prettier pics to share!!




 
I did mange to find a few pretty shells on the beach...

And 2 big pieces of beach pottery...no beach glass this trip...next time!!








 We stopped at one of our fav Thrift Shops, as I had a HUGE bag to donate...

I found these 3 wee pieces...

The Wooden Painted bowl,is straight from the 50's...I remember my parents had one!! It is marked JAPAN on the bottom...

I think my Son will love this, and the Vintage juice glass...

I will keep the white Hobnail tealite holder for myself!!!

I spent $1.50 for all 3!!

The view as we left the cottage...I always love the way this point looks, with the sun on the Lake....

I managed to get a few Barn pics on the way home...it is getting harder to NOT get any Wind Turbines in the shots!!!





I hope you are all well....and enjoying Spring weather where you live!!

Or Autumn...as a few of my peeps are enjoying right now!!

No cottage trip this Friday...lousy weather predicted...and my son is stopping by!!! have not seen him since before we left on our vacation. I have a new "cat mat" made for his cat Buddy...hope he likes it!!

I am working finishing up another Granny Square afghan...will share soon!!

I also got Miss V to pose in her cardigan that I made for her...

I will save that for another post...it is  a looong story! hahaha!

Unless you follow me on IG, then you have already seen it there.


    Have a wonderful weekend...  

         We are in store for some wet weather here in Southern Ontario...

            I know...I know...good for the plants! hahaha!!

               Making fall-off-the-bone Ribs for dinner...yummy!!


                           Cheers!  :o)

                               linda ♥️
    











   


38 comments:

  1. You need to get Miss V there to help pick up all those twigs!

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  2. Nice you could get in a visit and that things are ticking over. Love tbe view of The Point as well. If I was there I would build you a garden bench and have it inscribed, "Linda's favourite view". You might have to wait a while for it though . . . haha

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  3. No spring like weather here, but hoping it will arrive soon. Wonderful to get back to visiting your cottage. Great thrift store finds for such a low price. Love your treasures. I read a book where the person has a jar for each year and keeps all the treasures she finds in it ... interesting concept.

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    1. I have lots of jars of beach glass and beachy finds...perhaps I should do another post on that!

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  4. It must be a nice feeling to make your trip to the cottage. My daughter in Oregon is getting lots of logs on the beach. My sil has cut them up for firewood, and sold a cord or two.
    Your thrift store finds are sweet. Looking forward to seeing your new creations in yarn. Dinner sounds fall off the bone wonderful. Hugs.

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    1. Those logs may be gone the next time we go!! you never know...
      They are sooo heavy...wedged in all the stones!

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  5. I am imagining how wonderful the air smells .. :)
    It is ridiculous but I live half an hour or so away from the Ocean and I have not been to the beach yet, since I moved here, months ago !

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    1. Smells fresh!!
      Not been to the beach?? Perhaps you should take a drive!๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿš๐Ÿ 

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  6. The logs look sturdy enough for seating at your fire pit. Glad to hear your cottage has weathered winter well. Don't you feel like winter just blew by? It seems like yesterday you were just closing up for the fall's last visit. Nice shots around the place, and I also enjoyed seeing your Spring Robins in prev post. Our robins never left this winter.
    Wendy

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    1. We tried that one year...it is a long way down for us old folks! hahaha!And...you never know what way the wind will blow...

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  7. It is always interesting to see what the waves bring in to your little beach area at the cottage. In the photo of your boots on the beach....at first I thought it was a grey cat's back with it's tail wrapped around your grey suede shoes. Hahaha. Enjoy the weekend. Pam

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    1. Ha! Those are my UGGS that my daughter gave me for Christmas...I turned the cuff down!
      Have a nice weekend Pam!

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  8. Your Old Girl is just wonderful! I love to get to "visit" there when you go. ;) The wind turbines are that way in west Texas, too. You used to have a clear view for miles and miles... now, they are EVERYWHERE. No unobstructed views. I can't wait to hear the story that goes with Miss V and her cardigan. I know she looks adorable in it! Enjoy your son time this weekend. I know how special that can be. blessings ~ tanna

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    1. Yes! They have built so many down near the cottage!! It seems everytime we go, we see new ones!
      We are raining today...very gloomy!!

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  9. It's always fun to traipse along after you when you go to the lake like that. I see you found three sweet little things to bring home..or two to give and one to keep!
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend. It is raining here this weekend, too. I am so tired of cold and winter and I am looking for a nice warm spring. xo Diana

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    1. Thanks for coming alone Diana...raining here too ☔️

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  10. Love to read you story...

    Please visit: http://from-a-girls-mind.blogspot.com

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  11. visit to the cottage/lake sounds wonderful . . .
    even with the chilly . . .
    dreams happening about summer relaxation at the lake
    camp fires, sunsets, beach glass
    on the way resale place stops for treasures
    miss v a joy each time she is near
    happy days ahead linda
    I love this mantra of yours below . . .
    "be in love with your life, every minute of it" Jack Kerouac
    I think that is exactly how you are living life . . .

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    1. Lynne...you really should be an author...you certainly have a way with words!
      Thanks so much......

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  12. Yep, it's that time of year....time for Spring cleaning. We've been having a lot of wind lately. That's been taking care of a few leaves. I'm sure you'll have the cottage in tip top shape soon. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Yes...lots of work to be done...but "GOOD" work,eh??
      Have you planted your veggie gardens yet??

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  13. Yay, an Ontario barn! and Green for St Patrick's, he he
    Love your water shot in b/w, very stylish indeed. I'm in love with your boots with fur, and need something like that when we go over for Christmas (I think - do they work in snow?). You must look forward to the treasures you find on that beach, and I would too. Daffodils next! happy weekend Linda.

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    1. Those are UGGS PAtricia...warm and toasty...perfect for snow...I turned the cuff down, for a different look...
      Have a great weekend!!

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  14. Love the cottage..it's all of ours right?:)♥

    We're snowed under here..never expeceted it..everything is decorated white..trees..cars..everything..

    looks eerie actually..eerily pretty..

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Absolutely Monique!!! Come on out anytime! The more the merrier!!
      We did not get any snow at all...raining today...Miss V on her way!!๐Ÿ’“

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  15. You're gearing up for opening up the cottage - that gives me hope that Spring is getting closer! Does the cat actually use the cat bed? Have we seen a picture of one of those?? -Jenn

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    1. Yes Jenn...I actually made them "beds" one time...but the ones I am making now, are just a flat mat...I pictured one in my last post...I have a few more pics to share, of the others!
      Very simple to make...

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  16. We were at the beach this week and there were millions or maybe even billions of pieces of wood. We were walking on a hill of them.
    Will Miss V. be spending summer vacation with you?

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    1. Not all summer...but a few days here and there. She will be in"Y" camp....๐Ÿ˜‰

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  17. Nice that you're having Miss V. today. You'll enjoy crafty indoor activities on this gloomy, rainy day. Just had breakfast with my BF's grandkids in Guelph, worth the rainy drive! Checking out a new Italian restaurant with friends tonight, award winning downtown chef has opened in our neighbourhood. :) Nice beach pottery and UGGS! Enjoy the family...

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    1. We had fun! Even had a tea party๐Ÿ™‚
      Nice to get out for a drive and a visit! Good for you guys.
      Let me know about the restaurant...I made Clam Chowder for a VERY casual dinner tonight...๐Ÿ˜‚

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  18. It may not feel like Spring yet but with that gorgeous blue sky, you've got to believe it's coming!

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    1. For sure Jessica! Nothing like a sunny day with blue skies...

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  19. Great cottage shots... brrr!
    Love the third one. That log looks like a long, ferocious alligator with a bloody mouth! Whoa!

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    1. Whoa is right!!! Hope he is gone next visit! hahaha!

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