cran·ber·ry
1. A mat-forming, evergreen shrub (Vaccinium macrocarpum) of eastern North America, having pink flowers and tart, red, edible berries.
2. The berries of this plant, used in sauces, jellies, relishes, and beverages.
cot·tage
1. A small, single-storied house, especially in the country.
2. A small vacation house.
cran·ber·ry cot·tage
1. A tiny house in the woods in the north of Holland.
2. Peace, quiet, paradise.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Enjoying the first signs of fall.....

We have been away enjoying the first signs of fall at Cranberry Cottage. We went up for a 10 day stay at the cottage...


It was wonderful and I really hated having to come back to the city. Everything has started smelling like autumn in the woods. There are signs of it starting like our white hydrangeas getting a tinge of pink to them. We enjoyed the cool evenings with the fireplace crackling. I spent many days with my crocheting and stitching. We treated ourselves to an evening out at our favorite restaurant but time passed all too quickly.


Jos needed time there as he had to get a start on painting as well as gardening. He is a master at trimming conifers and bushes. We have quite a few there that need yearly attention. And he does it all with hand trimmers too...no electric trimming for him! I am always in awe of how nicely he works.

Some people like to get away for vacation and be where they can do nothing. For us, it is most enjoyable in our second home. I don't mind still having my daily routine of cooking and cleaning. It is simply so peaceful to be at Cranberry Cottage.


Our little man Dagi was with us. He is showing his old age so much now and we are simply treasuring each moment we still have to enjoy his cuddles. He supervised my cleaning and decorating just a little for autumn.

I am now busy with my decorations in the house in the city. Come back soon for my autumn house tour.

Heidi

5 comments:

  1. Hello Heidi
    your stay at the cottage sounds wonderful.
    It is a little cooler here but still very summery.

    always good to read what you are up to.

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  2. Always nice to see photos of your garden at the cottage. Please tell Jos that his conifers are beautiful. And hugs to Dagi.

    blessings, jill

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  3. Dagi and your fall decorations are beautiful!

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  4. How wonderful that you were able to get away! Isn't it wonderful to have a kitty help and supervise us as we work? Can't wait to see what Dagi advised for your city house this fall!

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  5. Hi King Dagi, you look so regal as you survey your kingdom.
    I don't want to be within hearing distance when you lose that cat. Oh my, and I thought Lappie was bad. Hummmm.
    Jos is a master at trimming. He must be part Amish, trimming with no electricity.
    Your cottage certainly is a very beautiful and restful little spot.
    Love you, Mom

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