Thursday, 5 September 2013

What I Did On My Summer Vacation

Okay, summer is officially over, so it’s about time for a recap.
When we left for the cottage, the birds were already beginning to flock: pretty typical for the beginning of August.  For what it’s worth, I’m predicting an early winter, and lots of snow.
Happy birds, splashing in the now-very-dirty bath. Gotta love Starlings.
We had coolish weather, compared to the heat we’d been promised. Wonderful anyway, especially since we had Craig and Karen for a few days to visit! Much fishing was done, mostly by Karen. I won’t post her picture with her biggest catch (she wouldn’t want me to), but it was a proud moment.

As usual, much time was spent in lazing on our or someone else’s deck. Nice to visit with Carl and Irene, especially when Irene pulls out a new drink recipe!
The view as we relaxed on the deck. Can't beat it!
These were every bit as yummy as they look.
Hiking up to the “upper farm”, we found a lot of wind damage from the previous week’s huge blow that made such a mess around Petawawa and Pembroke (and flattened an old barn of my friend’s family; I hope the link works). Saw at least a dozen trees down.
Look how Iain is dwarfed by this tree's exposed roots. It was some kind of poplar, I can't remember which. The roots towered around 15 feet, and held in their grasp a rock that measured about 1'x1.5'x3'.
We didn’t do a whole lot of anything, really.  Lots of time was spent checking out the frogs and other wildlife that visited/took up residence at our place.
When I took this, I don't think I even saw the little turtle on the left.
We were privileged to have a Merlin visit us. I worried he'd catch one of our chipmunks, but I think they survived.
Touring in the boat or the canoe was also a favourite pastime. I never get tired of looking at “our” lake.
A group of weathered cedar roots.
This Kingfisher just caught a snack!
Sadly, I didn’t win the lottery, so back to work I go.
Iain putting away the boat until next time.

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