We've had more cottage days this summer than any other in recenty memory. This has been oh-so nice for our entire family.
We spent the July 1st weekend at Mr. Happy's family cottage with our dear friend, her daughter and their dog. Her partner was away on course and she bravely took us up on a last minute invite to Grand Lake, NB. More particularly, Dykeman's Cove. She was treated to the best that Grand Lake has to offer:
Blueberries in the field
Supper outside on the deck
A fabulous thunder and lightning storm
Fireworks (which actually took place at the same time as the lightning - it was a competition between man and nature)
The extended family
A walk around Robertson's Point
Dandelions in the field (as seen above)
We reluctantly came home, worked for a couple of weeks and headed for the cottage again. This time, just the three of us. It was the first time in many, many years that Mr. Happy has spent an entire week at the cottage. It was so good for all of us.
Again, it was the best of Grand Lake, but included some extras, like float planes:
Water fights with dad:
Avisit with Grampy and Nanny:
Walks down Timber Lane:
Moments of subtle beauty:
and not so subtle:
and moments when we celebrated being just where we were:
It was truly lovely. We were completely done in but not quite cottaged out when we came home. But that is for the next post.