Thursday, 16 August 2018

August Floating By......
























Hello Everyone...

Mid August already...but I'm back!!! 

It has been another stinkin' hot month here in Ontario...

Seems that this will be the way it is for a few years...

Grin and bear it, I say...but it has not been the best gardening Summer, for sure!!!

On another note...my trusty Canon camera, has seen better days...:o(

The last few weeks, the pictures have been out of focus, and very dark...

I took to using my older camera...the one Miss V uses when she chooses!

I was not very happy with the last few photos, especially when both my granddaughters were visiting at the cottage...

My son tried to change a few settings...but I think the old girl just had enough...

So I got myself a new camera!!!!!!!!

yes indeedy!!! Canon Powershot SX420SI....almost the same as my old one...with a few less bells and whistles...but my trusty auto-zoom is included!!!

So.....hopefully my next post will have clearer crisper brighter photos...

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Hope you are all well...

    Enjoying the heat????

      We are off to the cottage Friday am...raining here today and down there...and i think rain tomorrow too....

          My sweet friend Devon...who moved to BC a few years ago, is in town for a wedding, and her and her lovely hubby are coming to the cottage on Saturday for a sleepover!!!! So excited to see her....I have missed her dearly...

I got a cat mat made for her cats...and 2 of my dishcloths ready for her...


             Have a great weekend my friends...

                    See you soon...

                          Cheers!  :o)

                               linda ♥️

 

34 comments:

  1. Norah’s fuzzy head is adorable. And how can it be that Viviam’s feet are almost as big as yours?

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    1. Isn’t she a doll?๐Ÿ’“hahaha! I’ll tell Miss V you said that!๐Ÿ˜‚

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  2. well I don't know if these pictures are from the old or new camera but they're all just wonderful!
    especially love the two little cousins together. and the one of Ryan with their sweet baby girl is perfect.
    so glad you and Devon can have time together this visit! sounds like everything is in order.
    even the sky with the gorgeous clouds. smiling a happy thanks from an old sky watcher here! xo

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    1. Old camera...they were very dark and fuzzy....I worked some magic in the editing room!
      Aren’t thos cousins the cutest? Miss V had her giggling playing peek a boo๐Ÿ’•
      Can’t wait to hug Devon!
      This has been the summer of clouds...gonna do a post on it!
      Hugs to you!

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  3. A new camera - that's exciting! I'm just a "take it with my phone" kind of gal (probably shows!) It must be great to be at the lake during these hot days. Love the cousins pictures! -Jenn

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    1. It is Jenn! Looking forward to using it at the lake....
      It is good for about 4 days, then the dampness gets into your bones! Back to the a/c!
      They are the cutest!๐Ÿ’•

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  4. I like your photos they are wonderful , oh a new camera how fun that will be . I cant believe how fast those two lovely grand girls are growing WOW ! We haven't had much rain here at all this end of lake Erie its been gong around us more than ever and things are looking a bit sorry for them selves even though I water them but natures water from the sky has always been better . Oh I bet you and your friends are going to have a wonderful visit at that lovely little cottage . Thanks for sharing , have a great weekend !

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    1. Thanks Elaine!
      They are growing...way too fast for me!
      Oh I hope the cottage got rain....fingers crossed! Hate when everything dries up!
      Have a great weekend!

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  5. OOO, your new header is just PERFECT...beautiful house and gorgeous toenails....
    Your photos are sooo good. Can't believe you don't like them...I need a new camera, too...but....I need dental work, hearing aid, new laptop, new winter clothes.....and the list goes on.
    xoxo

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    1. You are too funny bj! I already got the hearing aids!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
      This is our cottage on Lake Erie...but you knew that right?
      Have a great weekend!

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  6. oh the baby,, oh my,,, so sweet and little miss Vee, I LOVE LOVE her hair style, it looks so cute,, your photos are always beautiful me,, a new camera sounds exciting!! Hot here as well, not as hot as you,, but its warm for us, cool at night though,

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    1. Hi Laurie!
      My grand babies are so sweet...but you are also blessed in that area...
      We don’t even cool down at night! Hot and sweaty at the cottage...we’ll head down tomorrow...
      Enjoy your weekend dear!

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  7. Well the photos seemed lovely . . .
    Love seeing “cousins” together . . .

    YES . . . hot seems to be “the way of the world.”
    Here, not only HOT, dreadfully humid.
    Plantings have not been happy . . .

    Enjoy your friend Devon . . .

    I wish I was enjoying a Bloody Mary with you!
    Enjoy these final August days . . .

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    1. Humidity has been hideous! Don’t think we’re getting a break any time soon...
      We call them “Caesar’s” in Canada...and I would love to chat over one with you ๐Ÿ’•

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  8. Those are wonderful pictures, Linda. I really need a camera, too. I am reduced to using my iPhone which is good but I would really like a nice camera one of these days.
    It looks like you are having a great, althoughbeit hot, summer. Same here. The humidity is horrible!!!! Hope you have a good upcoming weekend. xo Diana

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    1. Hope you are starting to take it easy! You’ve been working hard all Summer!

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  9. Photography really is challenging! Your colors are very beautiful. I always seem to hold the camera a little tilted -- as you did in some of your shots of the lake with the horizon showing. I'm always straightening things out in post-processing.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  10. Enjoy that new camera, the Misses V and N deserve nothing but the best.
    Rainy here today but still hot, hot, hot.

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    1. They sure do!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ˜‚
      We had torrential rain Friday night at the cottage...

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  11. You're in for a fun fun w/e:) The B and B hostess w/ the mostess..A camera is indispensable :)Good for you and your purchase.Your glorious life needs photosand documenting on at least an hourly basis! They're all lovely..of course the girls..well ... ♥♥Have a great one Linda!

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    1. Hahaha! My glorious life!!!!! Too funny!
      Had a wonderful time with our dear friends๐Ÿ’™Gonna miss them all over again....

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  12. All is beautiful at the lake - the rainbow, the pink clouds, the swans - and those two gorgeous little girls. What happiness they bring! Enjoy!

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    1. They sure do Patricia...love them to pieces!๐Ÿ’•

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  13. Omg, the cat mat is fabulous,so much so that I don't want the cats to use it. It looks too wonderful! Not using those wash cloths either.

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    1. Awwwww....it’s for the cats! And those are for the dishes! Come on.....you can do it!
      Loved having you at the cottage...best guests ever....enjoy the rest of your trip!๐Ÿ’“

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  14. I'm so glad to have caught up with you, my friend I love the darling pictures of Vivian and Nora...they look so lovingly at each other. Nice pic of your son and Nora, too. He looks so much like your husband.

    Your cottage pictures are beautiful...the clouds and rainbows and views of that huge lake! I think you and I are much more aware of the weather and seasons as it plays a huge role in where we are...and what we are doing.

    I'm home in the city for a while, we are having outdoor work done at the lake, and then some changes to the front porch and balcony. I need to sit on my behind down and write a post! So sorry for my absence. You know i love ya and I don't miss IG posts...so convenient while lying in bed with insomnia!!! ;-D

    Jane x

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    1. Hi Jane....oh your lake house will be even more beautiful! Can’t wait to see the finished product!
      You have insomnia?๐Ÿ˜ณ

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  15. I SOOOO LOVE YOUR BLOG! Beautiful pictures!

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  16. I see we share some of the same passions, like growing flowers and veg and having a relaxing patio area. Your grandkids are darling.

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  17. Your photos look fine to me, capturing your lovely family, food and flowers! My camera was stolen in July (Friday 13th - not a good date!) but has now been recovered and collected from the police station. Long story.

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    1. Thanks for visiting...sorry about your camera...but glad you got it back....

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