Monday, May 20, 2013


We're just back from spending a couple of weeks at the cottage.  Whilst there we did the spring cleaning inside and out and planted most of the garden.  The weather was a mixed bag of hot, cold, very windy, breezy, sunny, and overcast - something for everyone.  Interestingly, there were no leaves on the trees when we arrived but everything was as green as could be by the time we headed home.

These are the coasters that I made for the cottage using cotton yarn from a pattern found  here. 

 The Man of the House made this gazeebo birdfeeder and Nigel the squirrel modified it.  The birds will go inside to dine and are quite entertaining - these are goldfinches.  Luckily for us the birds were migrating whilst we were at the cottage so we were well entertained by many varieties. 
This was a favourite spot for Little Dog .... under a spruce tree on a bed of leaves. There are a few birdfeeders above her but she and the birds get along quite well.

First rainbow of the year!
The sunset last evening!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

spring snowstorm .....

Mother Nature sent a spring snowstorm on April 30th.  This is what it looks like in cottage country May 2, 2013.