Our little world is quiet, except on weekends, it seems, when all the weekenders return and drive noisy boats! One highlight of the time here was the visit of my cousin David and his wife Bonnie. We celebrated Bonnie's belated and Rick's and my upcoming birthdays, heading out to only the second restaurant meal I've been to in a very long while!
This was a new spot to us -- The Thirsty Sturgeon. And the parmesan crusted walleye was a real treat!
It was there we saw this blast from the past!
Ah, those were the days!
We've been doing cottage chores. Our neighbor Jim helped Rick repair some screens on the porch that blew out during the winter.
And he made me a lovely birdhouse which I finally got painted! Truth be told, it was not an easy paint job -- lots of crevices!
But it looks so cheerful! And so far, seems to be attracting lots of blue jays.
It looks nice in the back yard reading/grilling nook!
That geranium came from the cemetery flowers I got for my parents' plot. I always keep one and bring it up here.
It's kind of like having them with me at the lake.
Apart from the jays at the feeder and the ducks and geese on the lake, I'm not seeing many birds this year, so it was nice to see this gull.
And, I thought I'd share a Lizzie photo, since some of you have asked about her. She's a happy camper except during thunderstorms!
I've been working on weeding the beach -- it's quite a job. Now and then, neighbor Jim runs his tractor through it but he can't get too close to the water with it. But it's getting there!
That's our little house on the left, above, next to the people with no trees. I'll take our shady yard any day.
I leave you with two views I love every single day -- the daytime view.
And the evening. We've been having some magnificent sunsets with wonderful skies.
It's a nice way to end a quiet day!