Ξ May 27th, 2014 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Algonquin Township, Canada, cottage country, family, Haliburton Highlands, home and garden, My dog, nature, Obi, Ontario, Photography, spring, sunsets, Travel/Vacation |
Knowing that the Maple Lake area, like many other places around the world, experienced a very severe winter, we were braced for the worst.
‘The worst’ isn’t something you really wish to deal with at 5 a.m. arrival time either, so I’m happy to report that things seemed about like any other year. The shoreline looks a bit worse for the 2013-14 winter…
The water is very high right now–no beach yet. The swim raft is going to be a hoot to attempt to get into the water. But ya know, we stay entertained on this first trip of the year.
My favorite rock. Is the last step before the beach (picture a month or two from now when there is a beach). This has been my favorite rock for about 5 decades. It is the perfect shape for a step.
We started putting in more foliage about three years ago. Last year, we resurrected the little garden that faces the Lake. The tricky part is that these gardens need to survive on their own–with no extra care at all because we never know when we’ll be here. Hostas seem to do well everywhere and Coral Belles are hardy, too. These plantlings are about 4 weeks behind the same varieties we have back in Chicago.
This is the lake look. 700 miles of road travel, 5 hours sleep, dealings with the satellite guy and in my suit and on the beach while spouse finishes putting the water in the cottage so we can SHOWER. Sunglasses are my friend.