Monday, May 31, 2010

May In The Mountains



We opened the house at the lake in the Adirondacks this weekend.



A neighbor's tiny yellow cottage had just enough room for a few more occupants...



The mama robin was busy all weekend trying to keep up with her hungry babies...



The blue and violet lupines were blooming...





The ferns were growing up amidst the twig chairs...



...and our lake welcomed us back for yet another summer season...



How lucky are we?

I hope that you had a wonderful weekend too.
:)

45 comments:

Linda said...

Just gorgeous! Lucky you!

Annemary said...

comme c'est beau !!!!!!!!!!! belle chance que voilà profitez bien de cet endroit si paisible bisous

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

Oh you are lucky...a lake front cottage...and those lupins I love the colours...I hope you let us peek inside your cottage...I imagine it is charming.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty place to be! Thanks for sharing it with us.
Have a great week.

Gert said...

Oh how beautiful.....enjoy yourselves..[I'm jealous..lol]

Blessings.......
xoxo Gert

fiberdoodles said...

I just love the Adirondacks! My father is from there and I have a lot of fond childhood memories while visiting. Thank you for sharing yours. Have a wonderful week!

maryann said...

Oh, so lovely! I hope you have a wonderful time there!

Ellie said...

Oh, wonderful, sounds like a slice of heaven!
Love the photos~

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Now that is just pure fabulous!

Angela said...

How beautiful!!

Sarah said...

Lucky indeed! Lake front property in a beautiful place. Hope you'll share the inside of the cabin sometime. Enjoy! ~ Sarah

unique unique design said...

Such a beautiful place!! It must be so peaceful there.
marcie

Beach House Living said...

I would have spent hours watching Mama robin tend to her young.

Anji Johnston said...

A little slice of heaven! Thank you for sharing such beauty - courtesy of mother nature.

Linda said...

This looks incredibly beautiful, Laura~ thanks for sharing it with us! I just love the little bird nest...

LiLi M. said...

Doesn't that robin has a marvellous taste? We had at least as much water over here last weekend, but here it was pouring out of the sky. It didn't prevent us from visiting "Dordt in stoom" (=my hometown in steam), taking a ride in a steamtream, sailing (?) on a steamboat, riding an antique bus and having lots of fun.

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful, Laura.
Such a lovely retreat for you and your family. It must be great to have such a place to get away to from the rat-race and all of life's demands.
I wish you many happy summer weekends there this year. XXXX

manon 21 said...

Tu sais que j'aime cette région Laura.
Moi j'ai ouvert la petite maison en Provence,nous avons beaucoup de chance.
Je te souhaite un bel été ma chère amie.


Manon

Dorthe said...

So very pretty, your photoes are stunning, love the Robin mother :)
xo Dorthe

Marilyn said...

Reminds me of when I was a little girl & our family cottage in NE Pa.!! Beautiful & yeah, you are VERY lucky!!
Stop by my blog for my Summer GiveAway!!
Love,
Marilyn
xxoo

Jann said...

Ohhhhhhhh you lucky girl :)
just lovely there, perfect for summer.
I can just see myself swimming in your lake or taking a small boat out on it. I hope you have another nice summer there, enjoy it for all of us. What sweet little Robins making their nest near you also :)

Lululiz said...

Oh please show us more, it looks like such a wonderful spot.

cheryl kuhn said...

What beautiful photos, I felt so relaxed just looking at them, almost as good as being there but not quite...lol....Enjoy your time there, it seems like a really special place.

Diane said...

We love the Adirondacks! We stay at High Peaks Resort in downtown Lake Placid in the fall - because...in May and June it's black fly season and I'm horribly allergic to them! How do you keep them away from you? If you're a "regular" up there, are there "tricks of the trade" to keep those nasties from biting?
Your retreat looks totally idyllic! There is something so calming about forests and lakes...
Enjoy!
Diane

time-worn interiors said...

What a fabulous place! Enjoy!
Theresa

Kim from The Sheep's Nest said...

We opened our cabin too! Wasn't it just a beautiful weekend to be at the lake? Also to do a little antiquing too!
Kim

Name: female, I shit you not! said...

Your blogspot is beautiful in it's entirety.
Almost can smell the flowers, fresh air and woodsy aromas.
Envious.........another piece of heaven.

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

What a wonderful place to be, Laura. That lake is really beautiful.

Tina Eudora said...

Great photos!
I threw some lupine seeds out in the garden but they don't seem to be coming up and I think the birds may have feasted on them before they had a chance to germinate...sheesh!

Connie Cusick said...

I am loving the Ferns!! I have to get some!!! Love your Blog!! Best, Connie

Diane said...

Laura...thank you for visiting and it is so nice to meet you =))
Ahhhh, the Adirondicks. I would love to visit there, and haven't ~ yet! But, maybe next year...as I too will be leaving the world of "county government". God willing.....
We RV, and plan on hitting the road. I hope to add teaching into the mix =) And, btw...Deryn Mentock designed a necklace using an old coin purse. It is fun to rivet a piece of metal onto the leather part and .....
well, that would be a tutorial too!
Love your pictures BTW. They are gorgeous =)))

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Oh Laura what a WONDERFUL place to get away from it all. It looks so peaceful. Enjoy your time there when you can! Take care...Maura :)

Char said...

OH my, that was such a beautiful post! We have Robins nesting on our house as well! You are very lucky to have such beauty surround you!

House and Garden Boutique said...

Love the robin nest......what a great getaway you have!

Rosemary said...

Hi Laura,
I would say very lucky. It's magical there, like a fairytale.
The nest is amazing too!!
Have a great week,
Rosemary

Susan said...

The pictures on this blog are absolutely beautiful. It's been such a pleasure reading it. Thank you for letting me visit.
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Kay said...

you are very lucky to have that view on your doorstep...we have lots of baby birds in our garden too...they are a joy...x

Andy's Attic said...

I enjoy your pictires of the Adirondacks very much. Some day I hope to get there and see for myself!
Annette

Prior said...

This is only scenes I read about in books...That little yellow cottage... just dreamy~ You are lucky and I would say blessed also, since you realize you are lucky! Enjoy your time! Lezlee

Rustique Gal said...

How lucky you are! Living my dream, that is! If I could, I'd have a cabin on a lake just like this. I love being in the outdoors, paddling on a lake, reading a great book in my lawn chair. MMMMM
Dreamin' on!
Sherry

Queen Bee said...

What gorgeous photos!

fairmaiden said...

so lucky.

Bee Lady said...

You are very lucky. Enjoy every moment and count your blessings! I love lupines, their foilage is so tropical looking, which is a bonus after the flower fades! Have you ever read the story, "Miss Rumphius" by Barbara Clooney? It's a great lupine story I recommend for young and old, even though it is a childrens book. Cindy

vomFeental said...

What a lovely spot! Your photos are very beautiful.
Best wishes
Iris

estrelinha said...

THANKS FOR THE NICE PICTURE,I LOVE IT SO MUCH.