Thursday, June 14, 2012

....WILD, WEIRD AND WONDERFUL...

Our cottage was taken over by eighteen 27 year olds last weekend, so we accepted a very kind invitation to stay the weekend at our friends' cottage, which just happens to be around the corner from ours. Very handy for just 'popping in to see the kids'....which we did.....
Armed with fresh sushi and saki for Friday night's dinner, and other essentials for the rest of the weekend, Karen and I headed out in what apppeared to be iffy weather in the distance.
Forty five minutes into our drive we were hit with TORRENTIAL rain...I mean can't see the car in front of you TORRENTIAL rain. We were forced to stop the car at the side of the road to wait until visibility improved and seconds later we were pelted with this....


.....Hail...the size of golf balls I tell ya (ok ok...extremely large peas)....it was deafening. It was WILD!!   Karen and I could not hear ourselves talking to each other. If we were not the partiers mature folks, that we are,  this could have signaled a downward spiral to our weekend...but not us, no we take video and pics instead. I have this new iphone app called ProCamera, so was inclined to take a shot of the white stuff....and the following photos.
We rallied, and drove the rest of the way under clearing skies.


Next morning, drinking my coffee on the deck, I looked up and saw this......


......WOWZA...that was some sushi and saki we had last night or maybe the deafening hail had truly rattled my brains. Boy, that is some WEIRD.....


......opsa daisy....


.....Ok, that's better....or is it?....


I don't know about you, but if you were walking down to the dock and spotted this, would you not think that perhaps fairies or gnomes or nymphs lived here?....


...... because these surely must be magic mushrooms.....Or I'm seeing things....


....like faces on these trees. Tell me I'm not seeing things....please!....more WEIRD...or is it WONDERFUL? 





Lately, we've all seen beautiful photos of lilacs in bloom, but I could not resist getting up close and personal with K and J's cottage lilac.





.....four wee petals attached to a trumpet with a yellow center....who would have known? ....now this is WONDERFUL!


So we toodled over to our cottage Saturday night to visit the eighteen 27 year olds, and one of us, Jeff, thought there would be a party going on so decided to dress for the occassion....which in my opinion was WILD, WEIRD and WONDERFUL.....and yes, there was indeed a party



All I can say is, I never venture anywhere without my iphone or camera, because you just never know when WILD WEIRD and WONDERFUL is going to occur. Inspiration and a story is always around the corner!
Thanks K & J for another fabulous weekend ...xoxoxo

8 Comments:

At June 14, 2012 at 10:05 AM , Blogger lianne - slow blood said...

Good post! Gave me a morning laugh. I miss this wonderland.

 
At June 14, 2012 at 10:53 AM , Blogger Lisa said...

Ha! The reversed photo was brilliant! Thanks for the chuckle Maureen!

 
At June 14, 2012 at 11:21 AM , Blogger Maureen @ Modecor said...

I wish I could have heard your laugh LiLi...I miss your laugh.....MWAH!!!

 
At June 14, 2012 at 11:23 AM , Blogger Maureen @ Modecor said...

It was a no brainer Lisa...when I saw what was reflected, I turned it upside down....forgetting a about the raft, but when I saw the raft in the sky....

 
At June 14, 2012 at 10:10 PM , Blogger Jennifer Findlay (Nicole Jane Home) said...

Ha!!! You had me for a minute while my brain tried to adjust to the upside down lake!!!! It looks beautiful.

 
At June 15, 2012 at 10:06 AM , Blogger Kelly @ JAX does design said...

Fun post, Maureen :-) And love your pictures, especially the one with the dock floating in the sky ;-) No, actually, my favourite is the close-up of the lilacs. I can almost smell them! Ahhhhh!

I need a little camera that I can fit into a pocket so I don't miss those once-in-a-lifetime moments. Like the rainbow & crazy gold shy a few days ago.

 
At June 15, 2012 at 3:16 PM , Blogger Maureen @ Modecor said...

Kelly.... iPhone ... Stat

 
At June 15, 2012 at 3:20 PM , Blogger Maureen @ Modecor said...

You know those moments when the lake is dead calm.... That's when I took this photo because I could see there was an awesome reflection.

 

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....WILD, WEIRD AND WONDERFUL...

Our cottage was taken over by eighteen 27 year olds last weekend, so we accepted a very kind invitation to stay the weekend at our friends' cottage, which just happens to be around the corner from ours. Very handy for just 'popping in to see the kids'....which we did.....
Armed with fresh sushi and saki for Friday night's dinner, and other essentials for the rest of the weekend, Karen and I headed out in what apppeared to be iffy weather in the distance.
Forty five minutes into our drive we were hit with TORRENTIAL rain...I mean can't see the car in front of you TORRENTIAL rain. We were forced to stop the car at the side of the road to wait until visibility improved and seconds later we were pelted with this....


.....Hail...the size of golf balls I tell ya (ok ok...extremely large peas)....it was deafening. It was WILD!!   Karen and I could not hear ourselves talking to each other. If we were not the partiers mature folks, that we are,  this could have signaled a downward spiral to our weekend...but not us, no we take video and pics instead. I have this new iphone app called ProCamera, so was inclined to take a shot of the white stuff....and the following photos.
We rallied, and drove the rest of the way under clearing skies.


Next morning, drinking my coffee on the deck, I looked up and saw this......


......WOWZA...that was some sushi and saki we had last night or maybe the deafening hail had truly rattled my brains. Boy, that is some WEIRD.....


......opsa daisy....


.....Ok, that's better....or is it?....


I don't know about you, but if you were walking down to the dock and spotted this, would you not think that perhaps fairies or gnomes or nymphs lived here?....


...... because these surely must be magic mushrooms.....Or I'm seeing things....


....like faces on these trees. Tell me I'm not seeing things....please!....more WEIRD...or is it WONDERFUL? 





Lately, we've all seen beautiful photos of lilacs in bloom, but I could not resist getting up close and personal with K and J's cottage lilac.





.....four wee petals attached to a trumpet with a yellow center....who would have known? ....now this is WONDERFUL!


So we toodled over to our cottage Saturday night to visit the eighteen 27 year olds, and one of us, Jeff, thought there would be a party going on so decided to dress for the occassion....which in my opinion was WILD, WEIRD and WONDERFUL.....and yes, there was indeed a party



All I can say is, I never venture anywhere without my iphone or camera, because you just never know when WILD WEIRD and WONDERFUL is going to occur. Inspiration and a story is always around the corner!
Thanks K & J for another fabulous weekend ...xoxoxo