Cottage on Black Lake

Weekends have been precious and booked right up this summer. This past weekend we went to the family cottage on Black Lake, Ontario. CHECK those cottage windows.

It was grey on one of the days, which gave us the perfect opportunity to shop/nap/watch movies.

These salt and pepper shakers had me at hello.

They are properly displayed, in all their glory, on one of the cottage window sills. Yes, they are each affixed to a long stick with a handle at the end:)

More cottage decor.

You have to eat while in your bathing suit when you’re at the cottage.

Cottage kitchen.

Cottage art.

Cottage night. It was very cottagey there.

Little Cottage

My favourite place to walk from my house is through the woods to a cottage just south of us. I consider myself the unofficial steward of the property because the owner is rarely there. I tell myself I’m just making sure everything is in order.

It is surrounded by overgrown forsythia, bulb flowers growing up through the grass and what look like ancient apples trees. AND there is also a decrepit, overgrown old tennis court Рso strange and a bit creepy. Very Grey Gardens.

 

I have also found a great big high-bush cranberry shrub and big patches of nettle – gold. I think I’ll probably have to leave a note or something if I ever end up harvesting anything. Or maybe dropping by when the shutters are open:)

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria Canadensis)

On my way home from this visit I found some Bloodroot!!! I’ve heard it can be a great natural dye. There were only a few on the path I took home, so not suitable for harvesting. But, it sure was fun to identify – golly gee.