Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Well, There went THAT summer!

Yup! Bye, bye Summer '08!
It was a very hectic and rainy summer---as if nobody's mentioned that at least a thousand times! There was, however, a lot of beauty to be thankful for amongst all that Canadian weather!
Here, we see yet, another storm rolling in.

My intention was to enter this picture in my parent's local fall fair, but once again life's just didn't have that in store for me this time around. What was memorable about taking this picture though, was that as I climbed down the hill (and across the road) to get to the dock area of the cottage we rented, my son looked up from putting the cover on the boat (yet again) to see what I was taking a picture of.


He wouldn't have stopped to notice the beauty or just how much contrast we were lucky to observe as the clouds came rolling in, had I not wanted to win a prize at the fair. You know, I think I'll remember that moment more than if I had won a second or third. (My mom would get 1st; it's just a given!) My hope is that he remembers it too.

The Dear Flies were horrendous, but the dog needed to be walked! So out comes my collection of hats (and a rain coat that I bought the first day up there!) and various landmarkes were set up to give the children some idea of how far they were to take the dog. ie. Not just to the end of the driveway and then say, "She didn't do anything!"

One of the closests landmarks was, 'Debby's cottage'. We were lucky to have friends rent a cottage just two down from us; so that was a short, in a hurry walk. The BIG walk landmark was to go check on the boat trailer; to make sure that it was still chained to the tree at the launch area. To the north this was the landmark that I chose.

I was having such a good time fiddling around with the settings on my camera and I've always enjoyed Thistles (I guess it's in the blood) and finally took a decent photo of one. I hope to implement my Thistle ideas in some of my knitting projects. (sooner rather than later!)

As the end of our cottage time loomed closer, I took to getting as much peaceful time on the dock as the weather permitted (not much!); this is what that looks like.

Like the hat?


Cotton Picker said...

The storm photo is wonderful but I think the thistle photo would also have been worthy of an entry to the fall fair.

Did you get any knitting done while you were away?

Creativehands said...

Not too much, but enough to get the brain going on some new design ideas! Or rather, work out some of the bugs on designs already started in there! And thinking back I DID actually finish a pair of socks, but---inquiring minds will have to wait to see photos until after they've been entered into the 'XRX Think Oustside the Sox' Design contest, at the end of the year!