Thursday, July 11, 2013

Cottage Fun











The water was still. The sun was warm. The call of the loons was hauntingly beautiful. The sounds of bull frogs serenading me to sleep was strangely peaceful. The gentle grace of the great blue heron on the water in the early morning was stunning to watch. My little man enjoying his time in the water made my heart smile and watching him sit among the wild strawberries and raspberries picking and eating, well that was just the icing on what was a wonderful three days.

Reece and I journeyed north on Monday to spend three days with a good friend and her little lady at her family cottage. It was absolutely wonderful and so very full in many ways.

We spent a lot of time in the water, Reece was having so much fun and I just went a long for the ride. I even had the chance to take him for his first kayak and while he was a little scared, he did enjoy it. There was a market on Tuesday so we went for a little stroll around the market and then stopped off at a lovely nature trail. This trail meanders through the woods and showcases a unique outdoor collection of sculptures by Canadian and international artists. To find such beauty hidden among the trees was wonderful and inspiring. We were also lucky enough to find quite a few patches of both wild strawberries and raspberries as we walked. We would stop, pick and eat whenever we found them, so good.

Time away with my little man with a good friend and her family, enjoying the peace which comes from time by the water, watching as Reece develops a deeper connection to nature and finding time to feed my soul...so much goodness from a few days at the cottage.

Playing along with Country Kids from Coombe Mill

24 comments:

  1. It sounds absolutely perfect! How beautiful. Love those statues!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I really like those little rock people curled up on the rock. On the trail we have here we found the Word "ART" carved out of moss. Very neat. I sure would like to hear those bull frogs croaking. Wonderfully write post Kim!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It was all so very cool. I love finding little treasures like this trail, a special place we will have to visit again.

      Thanks KC :)

      Delete
  3. Beautiful! I love the picture of Reece sitting on the giant rock, it almost looks as though he is sitting on the back of a huge tortoise!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Those sculptures are exciting and beautiful surprises in the trail, I'd love to walk there and discover them myself!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It was pretty amazing. Anytime you want to go for a walk there Simona, let me know, happy to oblige :)

      Delete
  5. You and Reece sure have the best adventures, thank you for sharing them with us. I love the sculptures sprinkled through the trail-very cool!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It was very cool. And thank you, I love sharing our adventures with you.

      Delete
  6. What a wonderful place to feed your soul Kim. One day I hope to visit your beautiful country, my husband has been,but I'm still waiting.

    ReplyDelete
  7. So good for the soul, eh? I'm so happy you had a lovely, restorative time. Doesn't Reece look like he's grown in just a few days? Wow!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. So very good for the soul :) I am feeling refreshed and oh so happy.

      Delete
  8. sounds amazing. what a gorgeous spot!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Sounds like a wonderful, relaxing trip.

    ReplyDelete
  10. It sounds and looks idyllic, I love seeing all the sculptures like they are hidden and just waiting to be discovered. What a lovely relaxing visit for you all, and well done to Reece for trying Kayaking - thanks for sharing your outdoor adventures with Country Kids.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It really was. He was pretty freaked out about the kayaking, but has since asked to do it again :)

      Delete
  11. The way you describe your experience is just as beautiful as any photo you could capture. I'm glad you all had that time away on an adventure.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Awe, thanks Sara. It was a lovely three days, Reece still talks about it :)

      Delete