Thursday, October 4, 2007

All That Glitters

There isn't too much about country living that doesn't appeal to me, though I'm sure I could come up with several dozen of them over the course of just one winter.

I suppose that many of its best qualities are also its drawbacks. Lack of computer and Internet connection, and seclusion from people and places are among them.

It's probably a bit different through the summer when most cottagers populate the area, but when we were there in late September, aside from the occasional passing vehicle - boat or car, or unless we went into town, I don't think we even saw another person. There are times when that solitude would be welcomed. Other times, not so much.

Though colder temperatures might also diminish its appeal, right now I'm looking forward to the next time my eyes can take in the beauty which was left behind.

As promised, I'm posting the last of the photos from my recent visit to the cottage. I found it really difficult to resist snapping shots of sunrises and sunsets. So much of what you'll see here are from early or late in the day.

Much, but not all.

This cute little guy sat still just long enough to oblige me one shot, then leapt off of the rock as soon is the shutter closed.

Sunsets. Ever-changing. Always beautiful.

The sun dipped below the horizon, and the lake glittered like gold.

This cloud reflected the fiery colours of the setting sun.

The sun also rises...

The morning began to come alive.

The golden orb peeked over the horizon and shared its glow.

A sunrise worth waiting for.

A light fog drifted across the bay.

Early sunlight created a golden haze for this potted flower.

Bathed in morning sunlight, the trees came alive with colour.

A solitary red maple leaf glistened on a rock.

I hope it won't be too long before I can dip my feet into this lake again.


Anonymous said...

Wow!! More "grate" pics!! :) You never cease to amaze me ..
In your previous post you, for some reason, used the word "juts" .. I can't help wondering how you can be even remotely familiar with the term? Heh Heh Heh!!!!
And .. you guys need no invitation .. mi casa es su casa .. Edie and I would love to show a couple of city Canucks our "Last Untamed Frontier." If you think that lake cabin is remote, you ain't seen nuttin yet!!!
Hugglezzzzzz!!! :)

Reb said...

Hilary thank you so much for sharing your photos! Of course, they remind me just how much I miss having a car so I can go and enjoy different places and see different sights.
Oh well, I will get another one hopefully sooner rather than later ;)

Frank Baron said...

Lovely pics again. I am so not surprised. :)

Hilary said...


You're a "jut" above the rest! Gracias for the open invite and sure hope I can take you up on it some day. :)


I don't have a car either. I just tag along with others. ;) Thanks for stopping by!


Thanks, I'm glad you like them. :)

Anonymous said...

Hilary: your photos are great! At least, I'm sure the rest of them are. Love the frog!
(there were still 77 items waiting to download when I had to stop)
I'd trade a cow (maybe even two) for high-speed...

Anonymous said...

So *that's* what a sunrise looks like! (I do my best to avoid those!)

Your photos are breathtaking. Thank you so much for sharing them with the world.

Hilary said...

Bag Lady,

I'm glad you liked what you saw. Try clicking on the post title (All That Glitters) before everything else begins loading, to isolate just the current post from the rest of the page. At least you'll only have to wait through the loading of those pics and not all of the photos from past posts.

Failing that, I'll take the cow that has chocolate milk please!

Thanks so much Susan,

I'm glad that somebody gets to sleep in. Please stop by again. :)

Anonymous said...

Hilary - those would be the brown cows...everyone knows that, right?

And thanks for the suggestion about clicking on the title - I didn't realize you could do that. (See - I'm not ready for my own blog yet - don't know enough!)

Hilary said...

Bag Lady,

I think brown cows also have vodka.. bring it on!

I'm glad that worked for you. And you are so ready.. just do it! :)

Grandma said...

your photos are a gift to see...thanks!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hilary - just stopped by to drop off some snow for your vodka cow - hey, that might convince the Americans to open the border to Canadian Cattle - if we could get the cows to give vodka instead of milk... Well, okay, maybe not such a good idea.

Hilary said...


Thanks so much for stopping by and saying so. I'm glad you're enjoying them. Please come back again soon.

Bag Lady,

Maybe if they looked like the cows over in Grandma's neck of the woods..

dmmgmfm said...

Really lovely photos. Thank you!

Hilary said...

Thank you, Laurie. I'm glad you stopped by. :)

BOSSY said...


Tink said...

Ok, that Chippy conversation? PRICELESS. You realize I'm going to have to repeat that story at the next party I attend right? It'll be like you're there in spirit! ;)

Beautiful pictures as always. I like the country. But I like the city too. My dream is to be rich enough to own a home in both areas.

Amy said...

Sorry it's taken me so long to stop by. Your photography is totally beautiful! Can't wait to see more!

Hilary said...


The place was indeed sigh-worthy. Thanks for stopping by.


Feel free to share the Chippy story whenever you like. Then have a drink for me. (The Chippy chat that Tink refers to can be found in the comments section the post Big Hand Man on her own blog Pickled Beef.)

I like both city and country too. Stay tuned for some city shots next.

Thanks Amy.

Much appreciated and I sure hope you'll stop by again soon.

Anonymous said...

In your Montreal band listening days, did you ever run into a band called La Boutine? They appeared at Irish Fest in Milwaukee several times and were a huge hit.

Hilary said...

Sorry anonymous. I've never heard of La Boutine, but I've not lived in Montreal since 1983, so I've missed a lot. I did Google the name and watche a couple of videos. I can see why they'd be popular. Thanks for stopping by