“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.” – Sam Keen
“4 the seasons” … Summer Season at Cottage Green on the Lake
On the dock … ‘WELCOME TO THE LAKE’
From the back deck …
“Whiskers” (a Great Blue Heron) a long time resident at Cottage Green strolls each morning and evening along our retaining wall and dock. A few evenings ago Richard and I were sitting outside watching Whiskers as he stood poised, watching intently the water below. Suddenly, we saw his neck straighten as he nimbly struck at a passing fish. When he straightened back up, he had a 5-6 inch perch, “shis-ka-bobbed” on his beak … “bon appétit! (:
My very own “play house” and potting shed under the canopy of trees and near the water …
Backyard … Encore Azaleas are performing their second act, re-blooming and brilliant against a backdrop of ferns.
A delightful spot to bathe! A birdbath surrounded by Holly, Dwarf Nandina and a Japanese Maple …
In the front yard … perfectly named for it’s blooming time and “firecracker red” blooms our ‘Firecracker’ Crepe Myrtle (Lagerstromia) blooms each year in our front yard around the 4th of July.
Strutting across our driveway is a new resident at Cottage Green … a white crane I named “Sassy Pants!” (: He visited our front yard one day and decided he likes perching on our front deck and dining on worms he finds between our brick pavers!
The sideyard … Impatiens on a cherished cement bench my sister stained and painted.
I love and cultivate this moss that grows along these brick pavers.
Lazy summer afternoon’s on the lake …
Remembering Mr. Keen’s words … I hope you have many “respectable” days during these last days of summer! (:
From my cottage to yours ~ Trenda
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