Sunday, September 26, 2010

Cottage Collection

Below are some miscellaneous images taken up at the cottage this past summer. If I haven't visited your blog recently, it most likely means that we're still up there for a few days. I'll return visits and respond to comments sometime after I return. Until then I hope you enjoy this scheduled post.



Early morning fog sure changes the appearance of the lake. It adds an air of mystery when you can scarcely see across the water. But the sun was quick to burn it off and we soon started our day.




There's a lodge a few miles down and across the lake, where we get gasoline for the boat. On this day we motored over and docked the boat but had a bit of a wait for the store to open. We sat by their pond and admired the plant life until we were ready to be on our way. I love the colours in this leaf.




This rusty wheelbarrow worked its magic for transporting gathered firewood. September nights are perfect for campfires.




Early evening sunlight pours through the front door on the other side of the boathouse, and escapes through the side door, illuminating a couple of colourful kayaks in its path.




The day is almost done. A neighbour's model lighthouse may not have a true light of its own, but the golden sunset helps make up for that, don't you think?

More photos to come in a few days.

44 comments:

ladyfi said...

Another set of magical photos! I love the shape of that leaf - what a small miracle it is.

Joanna Jenkins said...

I'm a huge fan of your cottage photos-- They always make me feel happy and relaxed. So beautiful.
Thanks Hilary.
jj

MaggieGem said...

Another wonderful set of images that substitute as my mini vacation... thanks for sharing!

Thanks for the POTW mention too!

Kathleen said...

By george, Hilary, you just blow me away with your photography. Just wondering: if I used your camera, would my photos be as scrumptious?

Dave said...

Specially liked your 'boat on the lake' photo and the colourful leaf. - Dave

slommler said...

Wow Hilary!! Your photos are magnificent!! The colors and the compositions are amazing!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Brian Miller said...

nice..i like the view into the boat barn...and i wonder where the fisherman went in the first pic...

Bonnie said...

Just lovely. What an eye you have Hilary!

Zuzana said...

Your beautiful photography never disappoints dear Hilary.
Enjoy your last days at the cottage,
xoxoxo

Leah J. Utas said...

Wonderful. I love the mystery of fog.

Indrani said...

Very soothing!

Lori said...

I love every single one of these photo's...hard to pick a favorite...there is something about that first one with the fog...very nice peaceful place this cottage...so happy you guys have this sanctuary to go to. XX

Jillsy said...

ooh...how i love a misty morning!! beautiful photos, once again!

Rain said...

Love that foggy lake! It's gorgeous. The model lighthouse is really cute too, great pix Hilary! :)

Gayle said...

What an artistic eye you have. Wonderful photos!

~DK~ said...

I love your beautiful and serene cottage photos! It looks like you have had a wonderful summer :)

VM Sehy Photography said...

The foggy lake shot is awesome. The lighting on the model lighthouse shot is stellar too. You have an excellent eye for light and how it fills a frame.

Maggie May said...

Love the boat and the reflection on the lake and also looking through the chink in the door at the canoes.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Reb said...

Lovely! Almost makes me want to spend time at a lake, then I remember they are smelly and buggy.

Stacey Dawn said...

Love that lighthouse shot...cool!

Steve Gravano said...

Beautiful set of photos, I especially love the pond plant.

Moannie said...

Lovely pictures, Hilary. No wonder you cannot wait to visit your hidaway.

Tranquil.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

I can tell how much you love your lake. Ours is much different. Different than the idea of a real lake that I grew up with in Minnesota. But, it is what is offered were we live and I've learned to love it as well. Seems neighbors are far apart and have much more space on your lake. Beautiful. (I just ignore all those around me and pretend they aren't there.) Enjoy your days. How fortunate for the area that you discover its beauty.

lime said...

what an amazing eye you have, even such mundane things as a door to the boathouse slightly ajar or a wheelbarrow wheel you turn into art.

Daryl said...

These are superb ... in a way its good you are away I have been cat dipping/vet visiting and way behind on blog visits, its a good thing I post ahead or I'd really be up the creek

Suldog said...

What's the most complimentary thing I can say concerning your photos? I think it's this: I am no longer amazed when I come here. I expect magnificence. And I am never disappointed.

Pearl said...

Both beautiful and vaguely familiar to this MN woman.

Pearl

Pauline said...

your photos make it real for all the rest of us! Thanks :)

Carolynn said...

Absolutely gorgeous. My favourites would have to be the first shot of the boat on the still lake in the fog and the sunbeam setting the brilliant orange kayaks aflame.

Mental P Mama said...

Always a treat! I wish I could rent that place for a week....

Cloudia said...

I can smell September!





Aloha from Waikiki

Comfort Spiral

photowannabe said...

Amazing shots. I really think these are some of my very favorites. I know I say that all the time but Wow!! I especially like the one of the shaft of sun streaming through the door. Beautiful.

Herrad said...

Hi Hilary
Please visit my blog and pick up your You Inspire Me Award.
Love,
Herrad

TechnoBabe said...

I am diggin on the rusty wheelbarrow.

ds said...

Oh glorious! Such calm in the fog and i love the mini-lighthouse and the half-open boathouse door. Thanks so much for sharing them.

CINDY and BUDDY said...

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Kelly H-Y said...

So lovely ... you have an amazing eye!!

Dianne said...

the way you capture light is so flawless and magical

gaelikaa said...

They're very good pictures. You can see the autumn setting in.......

Tabor said...

You have succeeded in making me jealous...and I just got back from Canada! These photos are wonderful and that lighthouse looks real.

Robyn said...

Sooo beautfiul and relaxing.

Enjoy your time away.

I look forward to what you'll share next.

best wishes
Robyn

Snappy Di said...

Ooooh, that second photo is so gorgeous I just had to sit and stare at it for a few. REALLY nice!!

DI

Hilary said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting, everyone. I'm still in catch-up mode but will make my way around to you all before too long.

Sandra said...

thanks for dropping by, I skipped over all the gorgeous veggies from today and went straight to these wonderful photos. can't decide which I like the best. the boat really grabbed me, i can feel the peace, the partially open door is full of mystery. i like them all