Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Cottage Memories

It was another wonderful week away at the same cottage we've been renting for years. I can't describe the bone-deep relaxation I experience there, combined with a lot of energy expended swimming and kayaking, but here are a few pictures that might help give you an idea of how much I treasure this time.

The weather was glorious and changeable. So, I got to appreciate some clouds:

Baby trees on the forest floor:

And... more trees, big enough for hugging:

Time for kayaking:

There were a great number of water lilies in evidence this year. Here are some in a quiet inlet:

Happy toes:

Canoers at sunset:

And, of course, the food. Watermelon during sunbathing:

Moroccan chicken and couscous:

One grey afternoon, scones with jam and whipped cream. The scones didn't rise as much as they usually do for me, but it didn't bother us:

Butter chicken with watermelon salad:

In my opinion, the only way to do scrambled eggs is to wait till everyone is sat up before starting them. These stayed moist:

This was some good burger:

The food gives you an idea of how much energy was being used up!

Mmmmmmmmmm... we're tanned and happy.


Aunt Snow said...

This looks so fantastic! Where are you? it looks like the Pacific Northwest.

The Clever Pup said...

Looks like Georgian Bay

Blog Princess G said...

We were in the Kawarthas, about two and a half hours east and north of Toronto. Lovely spot. :)

Betsy said...

Look at your cute little toes..and tan lines! :)

I love the way you cook and eat so well while at the cottage! yums.

Blog Princess G said...

Betsy: Well spotted! The other tan lines are more fades than lines. :)