It was so good to go and spend a ‘short’ time last weekend at my Gram’s cottage on Haliburton Lake! It was so weird that it was so quiet, (Disclaimer: there are 4 family cottages in a row(one across the lake)–and usually the beach in the summer is the happening spot, with Great Aunts, Great Uncles, Aunts, Uncles Cousins (1st, 2nd and even 3rd!) all enjoying some fun in the sun!)
Last year my toes didn’t get to see this wonderful sight, and spend any time on the beach!
This is where I spent my summers, before I started working! It’s always been a ‘home’ away from ‘home’…and I was so surprised at the water levels…usually this is a “August-long weekend” beach.. not a May 2-4 weekend!! (the water levels have been low, and little run off apparently has left us a BIG beach at the cottage!)
There are only a ‘few’ birch trees left on the ‘point’ but when I was younger there seemed like a forest of them!
My Grams has the coolest things in her gardens… I luv these balls that reflect the light!
What would a real ‘Ontario’ garden be without some Trilliums.. and my personal FAVOURITE wild flower… a ‘bleeding heart’…they are so pretty… some day I will have a healthy one in a garden at a house where I live(along with the wrap around porch, hanging porch swing and 3rd floor walk up attic room)!
Even though I only had a few quiet moments on the beach… I can’t wait til July… But it was worth the trip, if only to sit on the beach a few moments, until my mum called me and told me it was time to go home!
Yes, that’s right… the count down is on… until I return to my beach, chill with my family…and enjoy the lazy summer days! Only 6 weeks give or take a few days until this is a reality!!!