Final Trip to the Cottage

….one more trip to finally close up for the season

We got an early start to the day. It was a cloudy day with a touch of rain but the colours were spectacular.

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View from the car window
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On the ferry
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Last walk to the beach
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A windy and blustery farewell

Thanks to Jez for hosting Water, Water Everywhere https://jezbraithwaite.blog/2022/10/03/casino-on-the-clyde-water-water-everywhere-146/

RDP – Monday – Soil

thanks to RDP for this unusual daily prompt https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2022/09/12/rdp-monday-soil/

Have you ever ordered soil for the garden and then later in the season when nothing is growing you wonder what on earth you were sent. I even gave some of that bag of soil away to the neighbours because it was more than I needed and they discovered the same problem. The soil became hard and clumpy and very little grew where it had been placed. I’ll never order from that garden centre again. They just ignored my complaint.

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Prepping the garden beds
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Compacted soil at the cottage
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Is sand considered soil?
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A layer of leave over the soil….a promise of a rich compost in the spring

Thursday Trios – September 8, 2022

join the fun and post your own trios

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A trio of plywood pumpkins for a photo opt
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A trio of rosehips

If you have a photo or two of trios you’d like to share, just copy my link and paste it into your post and I’ll be sure to leave you a comment.

CFFC – Reminds You of Nature’s Beauty

….thanks to Cee for this week’s Fun Foto Challenge https://ceenphotography.com/2022/08/02/cffc-reminds-you-of-natures-beauty/

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October Squares – Circles and Squares

I’m posting these for Oct. 9 because I feel I”m behind in this challenge

The squares are from an art challenge that I started in the summer and the circles are from nature.

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Thanks to Becky B for hosting the October Square Challenge called Past Squares https://beckybofwinchester.com/2021/10/09/past-squares-9/

Our Old Trusted Friend

….on this day, August 26, International Dog Day I am dedicating this page to Frances

Frances came into our lives over 14 years ago when she was only two months old. My husband has always said the she is the best dog he’s ever owned. I say he because Frances is truly my husband’s dog but in the last few years when her energy levels dropped and she was only interested in short walks I’ve become the dog walker in the family.

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2007
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2012….she loves the water
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She also loves the snow
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Frances’ best friend, Lucy
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…and then along came this young whipper snapper about 4 1/2 years ago, Olive
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2019 ….she still loves the water
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2021 …. still loving the water
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2021 …. a little greyer around the muzzle…..chilling on the deck at the cottage

An Evening Walk on the Beach

after arriving at the cottage we had a quick snack and then decided to explore the beach

Now that the days are getting shorter my daughter and I knew that we didn’t have a lot of time to walk on the beach before darkness set in. After sitting in the car for over three hours we needed to stretch our legs. We fuelled up on some tea and homemade apple cake and then headed down to the beach. We were pleasantly surprised to find the the water level had gone down somewhat since our last visit so walking on the beach was considerably easier than it was two weeks ago.

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It’s Beginning to Change

….not just the temperature and the amount of daylight hours

Last week I spent four days at the cottage. It was only my third visit of the season and next week I’ll do one more visit and close up for the winter. It’s been a strange cottage season for the lessees on Christian Island but I’ve enjoyed it non the less.

Even walking through the woods was prohibited but we were allowed to venture to the beach and up and down our lanes. I’m beginning to notice the signs that autumn and winter are on their way. When the winds start up the acorns land hard on our metal roof and make a loud bang. There’s not a lot of change in colour yet but there are signs everywhere that it won’t be long now.

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