Saturday, 20 August 2011

Wind and Whitecaps

  It has been really windy here today. But sunny and beautiful!

I could sit for hours just looking at the lake as it shimmers and sparkles.              

A windy day is a perfect day for hanging sheets on the line. I love there fresh smell!
You can see the mess of the MIL "camp" in progress in the background. Sorry!
It was the perfect day for drying this lambswool coat I'd forgot that I had bought.
It  stank of strong cigarette smoke. After washing it twice in baking soda and white
vinegar, then regular laundry soap and lots of softener, it came out smelling like a
The only flowers I have blooming now are the ones in my baskets and pots.
I can't even imagine thinking about fall yet, it is still so green here. But I think
the reason I feel this way is because I have all four seasons. If you lived where it
was green year round, then you wouldn't necessarily judge fall by the coloring of
the leaves or the frosting nights. You might consider it fall when your children
return to school or your garden is finished bearing. So, tell me, how do you
determine when it's fall? Do you go by the date on the calender? I'm really
interested in knowing! Please tell.


  1. Hi there, Lovely photos! Fall is in the air here in Colorado-there is a coolness in the mornings and some of the leaves are already dropping. I love fall and so enjoy it with all the different things we get to enjoy-apple scented candles, harvest decor and fall fruits but I'm not ready to think about it yet because that also means winter is right around the corner. I love experiencing all the seasons but my hubby could definitely do without the snow.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. Here in Northwest Illinois, we have all four seasons as well. We just commented the other night that the days are getting shorter and the nights are cooler as we sleep with open windows. Some of my potted flowers are now spent and look scraggly so I started dumping a few of the pots yesterday. Personally, fall is one of my favorite seasons. Too bad it has to be followed by winter. :(

  3. It has to be cool and crisp and there is a certain smell in the air...and of course, the leaves are turning. I do love fall!

  4. I love the photos of the lake shimmering. So pretty! Fall to me is when the leaves in our maple tree start turning yellow and then falling to the ground. :)

  5. Beautiful photos of the lake! That lambs wool jacket will come in handy this winter. I'm glad the smoke smell came out. I'm sorry your flowers are already spent. I find my petunias are pretty spent but everything else (as you saw) is doing great and will until we get frost. Fall to me is when the leaves start turning which is usually in October. Then all of a sudden they fall off and the trees are bare. I love fall but I don't like winter! Do you buy fall mums for some nice fall colour? I love them in pots on the front deck with pumpkins. Hugs, Pamela

  6. Love the photos of your lake. We are on Lake Superior tonight!! We love it up here and it is a real getaway...a place for us to just unwind and relax. Glad you got the "stink" out of the coat!

    There is a bit of Autumn in the air here tonight-and it seems like Summer just arrived, doesn't it? xo Diana

  7. Thank you for taking the picture of the lake (like the one you posted the other day).
    It's fun seeing the changes from the same view.

    (who's that I see with the camera?

  8. I live near lake Michigan and I always enjoy riding by the summer cottages.. I hang my things out ever chance I get..even my towels and then I bring them in and put them air to fluff.
    Beautiful pictutes. I have not seen any birds start to flock yet so fall isn't here yet.

  9. well I am in new england so we have all the seasons but some will say we have only 3 seasons with spring being very iffy it can snow or rain most of the spring or it can fool us and be beautiful.
    the shadows are getting long boo hoo I hate to see summer go.

  10. I've been to Lake Superior in my childhod days...very pretty...we lived in CT, NJ for 11-12 yrs total, so we camped around there NY, Maine, Mass, the North in the summer but not the'm a Southern gal now...your log cabin is coming along nicely...Mel's Designs from the Cabin follows you...Mel

  11. When the temptature stays below 100 we can be assured fall is coming.

  12. You live in such a beautiful spot! I'm not ready for fall either but every morning I feel it coming. There's a little nip in the air. Mimi

  13. I love the fall season and am looking forward to its arrival. When the maples on our property turn bright sunny yellow, I know fall has arrived. There are so many things I love such as the smell of wood burning in the fireplace.

  14. What beauty. May I say that I truly can't imagine what it would be like to wake up at the lake every morning and not just when I'm camping? Mmmm...

    How do I determine when it's fall? Pretty much same as you. We definitely have the seasons here in Oregon too. Nippy nights, the turn of the leaves, and the obvious shorter days... But you can always add in the rhythm of school beginning.

    I'm beginning to get nostalgic for autumn.. Thanks for taking me!

    Blessings, Debbie

  15. Just gorgeous! I would never spent a moment indoors if I was surrounded by so much natural beauty!! :o)
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    Have a lovely week.
    Sincerely, Trish

  16. Well technically it's September 23rd. But it usually feels like fall to me when the Mums go into full bloom.

  17. When it cools off, I just get this sense of impending holidays.

  18. I am in Orlando, I figure fall is when it is not 180 degrees in the shade. Oh I love to hang clothes on the line, but a little wind would be a help!



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