We tried to spend as much time at the cabin as possible this July. Three of the weeks turned out to be mainly work – a four-hour bathroom fix turned into a three-week complete renovation…but that’s another story.
The last week we mainly sat, walked, read and wondered, with a few photography sessions thrown in. It still amazes me that we can can have this glorious beach almost to ourselves in the middle of a wonderful summer – and it’s less than 90 minutes north of Winnipeg. Look at this beach view from our coffee spot one morning…
It’s hard to read though, because there are so many natural distractions.
We brew a Thermos Flask of coffee to take with us – Mugwump (Older brother), worked for Thermos at one time, years ago. Everyone in the family had Thermos products – they are still the best thing for keeping coffee hot and it’s flavour intact (the old glass-lined vacuum flasks that is). We take a couple of nifty slot-them-together sand chairs and our books, walk as far as our legs want and then sit and relax. The smell, the breeze the lapping of the waves and the cries of the shore birds really refresh the soul.
On our walk back that day we were suddenly accompanied by a pair of Least Sandpipers. These were busy walking and grabbing lunch, but didn’t seem to mind our presence.
They are very tiny birds – sparrow sized and we only had Susan’s small Canon with us (that sounds like an oxymoron). But I was able to capture a few ‘memory’ shots.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch (cabin), the spiders had been busy. There were webs everywhere and lots of delectable bugs for lunch. We declined the invitation to dine but I was intrigued by the colour and pattern of this handsome devil.
As I mentioned, summer time and the living is easy…