Away

IMG_5319I am just ending a two-week vacation with my sister from Canada. We spent a week of it at the lake pictured above. There are a few other cabins on this lake, but they are hidden by trees. Motorboats are not permitted here, so it is QUIET – a precious commodity these days. We had a canoe, which we paddled around in.

The cabin had no television. We spent our evenings sitting on the screened porch, chatting and listening to the whippoorwills.

IMG_5221I brought my dog, who relished her time OFF LEASH (!!!) on 8  acres. She also loved going in for a swim whenever she felt like it. The entry was sandy and gradual – perfect for corgis.

She even accompanied us to a seafood restaurant for lunch and diligently helped us clean up any errant bits of lobster roll that happened to fall on the floor.

IMG_5290I believe that like people, dogs appreciate a break from their daily routines, as long as it’s with their families.

IMG_5347It was hot, and she had the sense to spend most afternoons hanging out in the shade.

IMG_5325Or sometimes, she would  sit in the water with a look of bliss on her face.

Speaking of bliss, my sister just had to have her favorite fried clams at one of our local diners. I managed to get this shot before she pounced and devoured them.

IMG_5211Many people, including my husband, have asked me why I would rent a cabin on a lake in RI when we live so close to the beach. Well, the beach is busy and crowded and noisy this time of year.

IMG_5355I needed peace and quiet – and trees. Lots and lots of trees.

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About dirtynailz

Writer for a daily newspaper, gardener, tree hugger, orchid-grower, photographer, animal lover, hiker, wilderness seeker. Proponent of clover in the lawn and a dog on the bed.
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7 Responses to Away

  1. CJ Wright says:

    It looks wonderful, dn. Hope you’re rested and renewed.

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  2. It sounds like such a lovely time. Even the photos give off a sense of bliss!

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    • dirtynailz says:

      Thanks Martha. My sister and I spent every summer in the Laurentians at our family cottage, and we both needed to get some of that.

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  3. HerbDoc says:

    Loved seeing you and meeting your sister! She’s a hoot!

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