Saturday, June 2, 2018

Opening up the Cottage

I love our weekends at the cottage.
And even though we don't usually go up there in the winter anymore, when we go back up in the spring, its like we have never left.

I know how truly lucky and blessed we are to live in such a beautiful country and to have a place like this to escape the every day.

Last year my daughter's and I painted some rocks and decided to place them along our walking trails.
Now our walking trails are not cleared or managed, they are just there from us and a few others either walking on them or driving quads on them.
I decided to go for a walk last weekend to see if I could find them after the cold snow covered winter.

The only one I had seen was this one my daughter Ashley had painted.
I did notice that someone had done a bit of chainsawing along the trail, as there were some fallen trees from over the winter.
So maybe they are under the underbrush or fallen leaves...or maybe someone saw them and liked them so much that they took them home for their own garden...I hope it's the later.

Isn't this the cutest pillow?!?
My daughter purchased it for her bed at the cottage....I may need to make one for myself, teehee.

Last year on my birthday week out at camp, my daughter and I decided to make a flower garden out of this eye sore, lol.
It looks a little worse for wear as nothing has really come up yet.
But look at all of the fallen leaves I raked out of here.
Pretty bad when you have more debris in your flower garden than plants, teehee.

It was actually really hot at the cottage last weekend.
Getting the cottage up and ready for the season and getting the water running is a lot of work, and we like to do it all in one weekend if not all in one day.
So it was nice to soak my feet in the cool water for a bit while Wayne dropped the legs of the smaller part of the dock into the lake.

I received this fairy door from my daughter's last year for my birthday and started to make a fairy garden.
I am excited to add to it this year!!

We get a family of loons in our little lake every year and every year we are waiting in anticipation on if they will have babies or if the eagle will get them :(
Last year was the first year in a long time that their babies survived and they had 2 of them!!
So I was very shocked to see a swan on our lake when we got up there!!!
It was just enjoying the lake and stayed out there all day and night.
I was also happy to see the loon out on the lake as well.

But with the joys of the lake also comes the mosquitoes, lol
Look this is my 1st one of the year...many more to come I'm sure.

What is your favourite activity to do in the summer?
I love to craft as always, but also love to trail ride on my quad at the cottage.

Tracy 💗💗💗


  1. Everything looks lovely there! I don't have a Summer cottage so I can't compare.. but Your Summer sounds like FUN! All we do is stay indoors due to the heat and I craft! If not working! :) Sometimes we go to the movies (again indoors were it's cool) Or go bowling - Not much though... I'm more of a FALL gal myself and tend to be out enjoying the Fall like weather - If Summer's didn't get so hot here I'd probably take walks or something... :) I do take a trip to visit Family sometimes - this year I'll be heading to Phoenix (YES, Another HOT area) to visit my sister! LOL :)


  2. What a lovely getaway spot you have...looks very relaxing...hugs, Julierose

  3. It looks so peaceful and beautiful there!! And how exciting to see a swan!! I would love the loons, too!! My favorite summer activity is the beach, but I live pretty far away from the ocean :( But summer is my favorite, so sitting on my deck is my daily joy :) Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Everyone needs a place of sanctuary & yours certainly is the camp (cottage). I like your fairy door, looking forward to seeing the progress of this garden.

  5. looks like a great first week-end out there. I love lake time & I love that pilloW!!

    I love the littke fairy garden & door - they have the cutest mushrooms at th dollarama and gnomes there too.


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