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Monday, July 30, 2007

Back From A Break!






I have just spent five fabulous days at my sister's cottage.....great warm and sunny weather, beautiful refreshing swims in the lake, relaxing on the sand beach with a magazine, canoeing while trying to capture loons on camera, walking on the hilly cottage roads, feasting on tasty barbecued dinners, gorgeous sunsets and best of all - lighthearted and fun company!

We even made the annual visit to a resort to hear my brother-in-law play guitar and sing at a regular gig on a screened off porch overlooking a lake. There was also a huge craft fair in the closest town (a forty minute drive) where I picked up quite a few cool gifts for people.

I could so be a cottage person! You just can't beat summer in Ontario's Muskoka North!
***Caught this deer coming right up to the deck to munch on foliage early one morning.
***Me holding the much too short paddle after a tour around the lake.













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17 Comments:

Blogger Nancy Dancehall said...

Oh, that looks like heaven!

I spent the weekend in a river up in the hills listening to music. We're tempted to buy a little cabin up there, so I understand your desire for a 'cottage life.' :-)

Monday, July 30, 2007

 
Blogger Pauline said...

Welcome back! Aren't vacations (and sisters) wonderful?

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

 
Blogger Richard said...

Looks like a great place to have been. Notwithstanding the paddle, the time spent was probably too short too.

I think the deer finishes off the post beautifully.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

 
Blogger meno said...

Welcome home. You look happy, as does the deer. :)

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

 
Blogger Bob said...

I am going to have to visit Canada sometime. sounds like you had a great time.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Nancy: That's my dream home ...a small log cabin on water! Well, maybe not in this life but my next one for sure!

Pauline: It's a hoot when we get together with our oldest sister and we have a sisterfest cottage weekend!

Richard: Very witty, Richard! Yes, I could always spend more time there. The deer was amazing to me, but the cottage owners aren't so thrilled to have them so tame and eating their flowers. The bears are attracted too when people put out food.

Meno: Thanks! It was a great time and was kinda neat seeing that deer! (We were both happy 'cause we were well fed!)

Bob: You gotta come some day..in the summer! It's much like Upper state New York.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

 
Blogger twilite said...

Hi MOI! Great. Looking forward to your posts. You do look refreshed...nice pics for 2007 summer.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

 
Blogger Diana said...

Ahhhhhh. Now that's the way to spend some time!

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

 
Blogger Barbara said...

Welcome back! Every summer I wish I could go with you. The pictures make it look so beautiful and unspoiled.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

 
Blogger Rapunzel said...

Welcome home! The pics are lovely, the deer especially precious!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Twilite: Thanks! It is so refreshing up there in cottage country.

Diana: I could spend a lot of time there. My sister's lucky in that she's spent most of every summer up there with her kids. They (twins) are now 26 and 21 and still love to come up.

Barbara: It is a neat place but the log cabins we're going to soon are even more remote and pristine.

Rapunzel: Thanks. I was lucky to be there when the deer came. It was so quiet I didn't know it was there!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

 
Blogger Stephen Newton said...

What a pristine place...I don't blmae you for spending time there. The lakes and rivers here are polluted with those things we cna't see...chemicals and radioactive waste. Years ago it would have been tires, etc.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

 
Anonymous Coll said...

Oh how wonderful it all looks and sounds. Such a great escape from city life. I would think it would do much for the spirit. I think I am going to have to find someone who would not mind a visitor to their cottage for a couple of days. :-)

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

 
Anonymous colleen said...

I feel refreshed by your vacation refreshment!

Can you bottle it for later in the winter?

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

 
Blogger GrizzBabe said...

Ahh, a break. Breaks are good. Hope you feel refreshed and rejuvenated.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Stephen: This is a rather nice environment as yet untouched. Hope it stays as much like that as possible.

Coll: I'd choose it over the cuty any time! Bring your bathingsuit!

Colleen: I wish I could! I'd be rich!

Grizz: It was great but sometimes a wee break just whets your appetite for more!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

 
Anonymous chase said...

The place looks like a paradise. What a wonderful way to spend your vacay!

Thursday, August 02, 2007

 

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