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.
So we spent most of the time like this:
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:
One 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:
Isn’t she gorgeous? And then look who appeared!
Certainly 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.