We have had a lot of fun with our canoe and kayaks. They have been great for getting out on the lake and seeing the wildlife. The kayaks have been especially usefully recently for going in the bay beside the cottage, where the weed is too thick for the canoe and the water quite shallow.… Continue reading Our Flotilla
I have been tinkering with my little garden behind the cottage. Every week I was finding that the grass was swamping my little garden, so I wanted to find a way of keeping the grass from the edge of the bed, but also wanting it to have a natural feel to it. There was a… Continue reading Pardon! My Garden!
As I mentioned in my post about our new road, we thought it would be a good idea to extend it a little so that we had a bit of a parking area. It was looking a little odd ending where it was, so we said to go ahead and extend it a little. It… Continue reading The Road – Growed
I am very pleased to see that the loons are back in our bay again this year. We have seen two come quite close to the dock: much closer than they did last year. I wonder if they are the same two that were there last year that had one baby? It was lovely watching… Continue reading Loony Tunes
We might be in the throws of winter, but my gardening head has started to think of spring. I have planted my first seeds and am making plans for what vegetables I should grow this year. I love the fact that we have some things growing at the cottage that are edible. The quantity and… Continue reading Snacking Off The Land
We often find feathers at the cottage. Some are obvious, like the Blue Jay feathers. Blue Jay feathers are actually brown. The structure of the feather bends the light to make it look blue, but if you look on the bottom side of the feather you can see the pigment is brown. I often find… Continue reading Feathers
Although our summer resident heron was standing guard of the bay on our last visit, it won’t be long before it will head south for the winter. I am always sad to see the heron flying away. With their seven-foot wingspan, they are very impressive. Although take-off looks a little ungainly, they are quite graceful… Continue reading Flying South