Goodbye to Summer

Summer is done. Summer 2012. But before I say goodbye, I wanted to share with you my favourite images from my favourite time this past summer - my favourite time every summer - the cottage.

Two hours out of Toronto on an island in a lake. Rustic. Indoor plumbing but an outdoor shower. 

I love the simplicity of cottage life. Get up and throw on a bathing suit. No clocks. No to-do's. No deadlines. Eat when you are hungry. Swim. Waterski. Wakeboard. Read. Explore. Nap. Swim some more.

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Of course you must have s'mores! 

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And a nap or two in the Muskoka room (screened porch).

cottage kawarthas

cottage kawarthas

cottage kawarthas

The girl may love rustic and the outdoors but you still need a bit of glitter.

cottage kawarthas

cottage kawarthas

And more of that seasonal eating.

cottage kawarthas

cottage kawarthas

Cottaging is great with kids, especially city kids. The girl goes free range. And since we were on an island, she had the run of the place. In her words, she would often go "adventuring". cottage kawarthas

We may have sold our old cottage but we kept our boat. Smooches to you for all the fun waterskiing and wakeboarding.

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And huge kudos to the girl who learned how to waterski. She was pretty thrilled. But although she wants to keep up with me, she MIGHT wanna wait another year or two before trying to slalom ski. Just thinkin'...

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Do you get away in the summer? Where do you go and how do you do it? What was your favourite memory from this past summer?