Canada Day at the Cottage


Over the Canada Day long weekend, we stayed at the family cottage over in Québec. It’s so beautiful this time of year, although we found ourselves in the middle of a heatwave. Thankfully we spent most of our time in the lake. It was so hot, I sat my chair directly in the water, and to my surprise, this snake swam right past me. Amazing. It was literally about a foot away from me. (The same snake is pictured above, basking on the rocks.)

 

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Fairweather Blogger

It seems I only update this blog during cottage season. I can’t easily carry my big camera around with me during our day-to-day activities, so when we go to the cottage, I try to make up for it.

Here are some photos from our last trip to the cottage, over Canada Day weekend. It has rained pretty much all summer; that weekend was no exception. When we did go outside, it was in rain boots and sweaters. In July.

There weren’t a lot of butterflies (they are most active on hot sunny days) but we found a clutch of chubby monarch caterpillars on one of our walks. There were so many dragonflies too, more than I have ever seen.


Hope you are all having a beautiful summer so far!

 

Hummingbirds

I’m determined to photograph these little beauties up close in the trees one day. Whether I’ll need to get a much more powerful camera lens or stake out the treetops, I’m not sure. Maybe both. Even though you can barely see them in these photos (look closely!) they are so much prettier photographed in their natural habitat. The middle photo is a different bird’s nest.

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