Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Smoldering July

What a hot week it's been in Michigan with temperatures in the 90s and humidity up there as well. From what I can gather, the whole country is feeling the heat.

My brother and sister-in-law are in from L.A. and rented a small cottage on Wamplers Lake in Brooklyn, Michigan. The cottage sleeps six, but the lake site was perfect for my siblings, their children, and our parents to visit during the day. I have some adorable shots of my nieces and nephews, but I will not share those without their parent's approval. So, in the stead of those photos, I will share some shots of the great outdoors as taken around the cottage. I am linking this to A Southern Daydreamer's Outdoor Wednesday event.

 The view from shore.


The glory of the heavens.

Behind the Cottage.

An old abandoned dock also resided behind the cottage. In my opinion, this added visual interest.

13 comments:

  1. I've been to Wamplers Lake and Brooklyn several times. Wow! Great to meet you, neighbor. lol

    Your photos are awesome. Take care, enjoy the visit, and God bless!

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  2. This looks like a really nice place to visit. It has been cooler than normal here in Southern California. My kids live in San Diego and keep complaining to me about the cold. I live inland and am glad for the cool temps. It is usually in the mid 90's by now, but we have no humidity. I loved your photos. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. enjoy the rest of your summer.

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  4. That sky photo is a real winner! Very beautiful and striking.

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  5. Oh, that shot of the boats on the lake makes one think of cool breezes! Very pretty place and photos! Hope you all had a great time!

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  6. Looks like a lovely, cool place to retreat from these hot summer days. I love summer, but this one's really been a scorcher here in Virginia, too. Almost makes me look forward to autumn (but not quite!). Thanks for visiting my blog.
    Happy summertime! from Joy @ Joysweb

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  7. Hi Doro, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your comment, you nailed it with what you said and it's something I think I'll write down for future reference. I already have a back porch with columns (not fancy ones) so I could string lights etc and I have the seating already - it's all just a smaller scale, but something to start from.
    Have a wonderful, day, love your outdoor photos.

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  8. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!
    Oh, that picture of the lake looks wonderful: I sure could use a cool swim right now!

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  9. At last a use for the wild grape leaves. I'm forever pulling the babies from the garden. Never thought to use cook them, and I love stuffed grape leaves.

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  10. This looks gorgeous.. You seem to be having bright sunny days..

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  11. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!! The weather is terribly hot here too. Your pics are great and the heavens do look glorious!!

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  12. I love that old dock! looks like a wonderful retreat from the world! We've been hotter than normal this summer here in WI too, weird.

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