Friday, October 10, 2008

Fiery Skies

This is the final post of a three-part series of photos taken during our September visit to the cottage. If all works out as planned, you're reading a scheduled post, and I'm back at the cottage for what is probably the last time this year. So please keep in mind that if I've not been to your blog, or answered your kind comments in mine, I'll be back soon, and do my best to catch up. Thanks for your understanding and particularly for coming by for a visit even when I'm not here. Pour yourself a drink - whatever you prefer, and make yourself comfortable. I'll see you in a few days.

The following photos were taken during the evening hours - though not necessarily on the same day.




The late day sun casts its golden glow into the woods behind the cottage.




Nearby, Benny bravely attacks approaching waves.




Ultimately, he rescues this birch branch - perfect for stripping to its bare wood.




Some evenings, we sat by the fire and watched the sunset.




The sky was ablaze with colour.




A delicious mixed drink warmed our bellies.




A view from the cottage.




The end of a perfect day.

49 comments:

Crabby McSlacker said...

Ah, lovely.

Hope you're having a wonderful time!

Sean said...

Hilary, you take some gorgeous photos, girl. And the view from your cabin is just priceless!

Peace - D

RiverPoet said...

Hilary - That was me responding in that last comment. The computer had kept my son's cookie active. So...just letting you know...D

Leah J. Utas said...

Love, love, love the golden glow pic. Made me want to explore those woods.

Kathryn said...

These pictures made me so excited to visit our cabin this weekend. I can't tell you how similar the area looks to where our cabin is in these pics.
Beautiful sky shots!

the Bag Lady said...

Gorgeous, Hil! You always strike the perfect balance between beauty and humour (Benny is adorable!)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Suldog said...

As always, a magnificent oasis in my day. Benny has his own agenda, eh? :-)

Daryl said...

Ahhh .. that was so nice .. especially the drink .. and the sunset ... perfection!

:-Daryl

photowannabe said...

What you posted is my ultimate dream vacation. Majestic skies, golden sunlight, the quiet lapping of water and that adirondak chair silhouette...perfection.
Enjoy your time Hilary.

Shammickite said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Hilary and Frank, not forgetting that rascal Benny of course!
May your tummies be full of turkey dinner and pumpkin pie all washed down with spiced chai.... :-)

Cedar said...

What a great space. That looks like it would be heaven just to sit and look at over the water. Sunny skies this weekend for you all and great pics for us in the future.

Moi said...

your pics are instants relaxants for me, Hilary! continue to have a blissful time....:)

Russell said...

Wow! Great images! The idea of sitting by the water with a nice fire and sharing a good drink and conversation ... it doesn't get any better than that.

Take care.

CrazyCath said...

I'm jealous. I admit it. I love this cottage.

Those are fantastic shots. There is not one I could single out. I hope you are having a fabulous time.

Blog Princess G said...

These are stunning Hilary! My favourite is number six, but they are all wonderful. I have to admire you for being able to capture a Jack Russell so clearly and not just get a blur of action. :)

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Those colors in the sky are outstanding... you were so fortunate to capture it... what an amazing glow.

Latin Lupe Lu said...

Can I come and live there with you? I'm adoptable. :)

JC said...

Have a great trip. Love the pics.

Kappa no He said...

Thank you, I just had a mini vacation. It was delightful!

Hilary said...

• Thanks, Crabby. We sure did. :)

• Thanks muchly, Riverpoet. It's an incredible view for sure. I knew it was you by your signature "Peace"! Thanks for the visit. :)

• Thanks very much, Leah. I suspect you'd love it around there. Thanks for stopping by. :)

• Thanks, Kathryn. I have noticed some similarities to your cottage photos before. Hopefully you'll enjoy some time there, and return with more. :)

• Thanks so much, Baggie. Benny is the perfect Thanksgivng dog seeing as he's such a turkey! Have a great turkey day yourself. :)

• Thank you, Sully. Benny does indeed have his own agenda along with everyone else's - in the "dog ate my homework" kind of way. And I think you're developing a Canadian accent. ;)

• Thanks, Daryl. I'm glad you could share them with me. :)

• Thanks very much, Photowannabe. It's pretty much the perfect recipe for relaxation. Thanks for stopping by. :)

• Thanks, Shammie. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours too. That sounds like the perfect meal. What time should we be there? ;)

• Thanks kindly, Cedar. The weather was pretty decent so thanks for your good wishes. :)

• Thank you, Moi. I'm glad you enjoy them. :)

• Thanks, Russell. One of life's little snapshot moments. Thanks for stopping by. :)

• Thanks muchly, Cath. I'm glad you like them. Thanks for stopping by. :)

• Thanks Blog Princess. You're so right about the blur factor with JRT. He's in near-constant motion. But he's a fun challenge. Thanks for the kind words. :)

• Thanks very kindly, Michele. It's so good to see you back in blog circulation. Hope your Thanksgiving is wonderful. :)

• Sure, LLL. Why not? I'm halfway to empty nest. ;) Thanks for the visit. :)

• Thanks very much, JC. :)

• Thanks, Terrie. I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

BENNY BABY!

addhumorandfaith said...

Gorgeous photos as always, Hilary. Hope you're enjoying you days away.

Meredith Teagarden said...

Hilary,

These posts are killing me. I love the woods and lakes and rivers! How I want to go somewhere sweet and sit by a campfire with a nice glass of red wine!

I hope you are as being refreshed as it appears the place would make you!

Lawstude said...

amazing. thank you for another fantastic glimpse on your part of the world. great job as always.

Cimba7200 said...

Hi Hillary. I have just found your blog from Photowannabe's site. I love your photos and the magical way that you use the sunlight! Brilliant! - Dave

Seamus said...

Gorgeous shots!

Indrani said...

Lovely shots, Hilary!
Sunsets are always so beautiful to watch.

Tink said...

I imagine heaven looks something like this...

Mental P Mama said...

Those are absolutely gorgeous. I want to squeeze that Benny. And then take a sip of that drink on the deck;)

m said...

Fantastic photos!

Lulda Casadaga said...

There is nothing more spectacular than a sunset...I just luv that pup! But don't tell my 2 guys that...Now, I want to go camping next weekend!!

Jo said...

Is that a canoe? Do I see a canoe? Did you know that the canoe was on the list to be voted one of the Seven Wonders of Canada?

Your blog is always so wonderful, and so Canadian!

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

steviewren said...

Your evening pictures have such beautiful light. Benny looks especially dashing in the gold drenched lighting.

Protege said...

Incredibly beautiful pictures, I love sunsets.

Ferreira-Pinto said...

A HOT PEPPER for me, please ... and since no one is taking the best from that chair ... thank you, I will take a seat on it ... :)

Great photos.

Missicat said...

How beautiful! Wish I was sitting in that chair right now!!!

Shammickite said...

Good to see you are back from your travels safe and sound. Wasn't that a fantastic Thanksgiving weekend? So warm and sunny. And today I see a grey sky and leaves blowing horizontally across my window!

Hilary said...

• Thanks for stopping by, Gary. :)

• Thanks, AddHumorAndFaith. We sure did. :)

• Thanks, Amy (MT). I hope you find your campfire and body of water soon - at the very least, a fine glass of red wine. Thanks for stopping by. :)

• Thanks for the kind words, Lawstude. :)

• Welcome Cimba/Dave and thanks so much for the kind words. Please come back soon. :)

• Thank you, Seamus. :)

• They are indeed, Indranni. Thanks for the visit. :)

• Lovely thought, Tink. Thanks for stopping by. :)

• Thanks, MPM. Benny would absolutely love that squeeze and I have no doubt you'd enjoy the drink. ;)

• Thank you, M. :)

• Thanks, LC. Benny sure does have a growing fan club. I hope you manage to get out camping. Thanks for the visit. :)

• Thanks, EH, Jo! I did not know that about the canoe. I do now, thanks to you. I see it's in good company along with the Rockies, Niagara Falls, Prairie Skies, Old Quebec City, Pier 21 in Halifax and the igloo. You're a wealth of information. Thanks for stopping by. :)

• Thanks kindly, Steviewren. Benny blushed appropriately when I read your comment to him. ;)

• Welcome, Protege and thanks for your kind words. :)

• Thanks, FP. One Hot Pepper (Fireball and Peppermint Schnapps) coming up! Relax and enjoy the sunset. Thanks for the visit. :)

• Thanks, Missicat. That's fine with me if you're willing to share it with FP. ;)

• Thanks, Shammie. Yes, it was a great weather weekend for sure. Still warm but windy today. It can't last much longer but it's sure wonderful while it does. :)

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Oh these were just so serene Hilary. Again, Benny warms my heart as does that sunset chair photo. SO LOVELY!

Kerri said...

Beautiful Hilary! That last shot of the chair....WOW!!!

david mcmahon said...

You'd love our Aussie skies too ...

blunoz said...

Wow Hilary. You're a very talented photographer. I loved your photos from the last several posts. Keep up the good work!

Hilary said...

• Thanks kindly, MamaGeek. Benny's coming right back at you in the next post. Thanks for the visit. :)

• Thanks for the kind words, Kerri. Much appreciated. :)

• David, I have no doubt that I would. Maybe one day... Thanks for stopping by. :)

• Welcome Blunoz and thanks very much for your kind words. I'm glad you're enjoying the posts and hope you'll return again soon. :)

Louise said...

LOVE these skies and the golden color they create! Excellent captures!

Maggie May said...

Beautiful post well worthy of the mention in POTD.

Lee said...

Beautiful pictures, Hilary! I could hear the sounds of the evening in them. Sounds like you had a wonderful time!

Peace! & Joy!
Lee

Hilary said...

• Thanks kindly, Louise. I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)

• Thanks very much, Maggie May. And thank you too, David - for the mention. :)

• Thanks very much, Lee. I'm glad you came along. :)

kcinnova said...

You are so generous to take us along with you. Yes, that is the word I want to use to describe you: generous. You generously share your image-filled words and beautiful photographs with us.
Thank you, Hilary.

Hilary said...

Thanks so much, KC.. what a sweet thing to say. I'm so glad you enjoy the photos. :)