Another lovely break

I had another brief getaway up to a friend’s cottage. Just a couple of days but still great to get out of the city. Of course it was stormy and/or grey the whole time.


View from the sun room, across the lake. Storm clouds blowing in from the west.

So we spent most of the time like this:


Bella checking to see if we’re going out without her.


No, I do NOT want to go out in the rain.








On the last morning the wind finally died down and, even though it was still grey, the lake was like glass when we got up:

IMG_4083One of my favourite things about getting out of the city is getting to see wildlife. With the stormy weather, that didn’t really happen although we did see an eagle flying around. Looking out on the calm lake I saw the loons but couldn’t get a picture — too far and they were too busy fishing! But as we were sitting having our coffee, staring at the lake, I saw a bit of movement out of the side window. We went around to the front for a better view:


The pictures are through a window with the zoom on. But really she was only a few metres away!

Isn’t she gorgeous? And then look who appeared!




IMG_4089Certainly mom knew we were in the cottage looking at them — she stared right at us. There are no large predators on the island even though it’s connected to the mainland by a causeway. And some of the year-round residents feed the deer, so I’m guessing they’re pretty tame. They wandered away up the driveway and we didn’t see them again. My host says sometimes there’s a whole group of them hanging around. I’m thrilled with the two I got to see!

So … dramatic sky views, listening to rain as I fell asleep, good food, nice wine, good company (human and canine), seeing and hearing loons, and two deer! All-in-all a really nice little break.


About Adventures in Cat Fostering

I am a cat fosterer for Toronto Cat Rescue. I also have two cats of my own, Jonesy, the black and white, and Murphy, the brown tabby, in the photo. Both were adopted from Toronto Cat Rescue.
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