Yellow.

Lake

G and Henry

Flowers

Cottage country

Peeking through

Henry!

A few weeks ago I went to G’s new apartment for a couple of days to help paint her room (a bright yellow!). We also squeezed in a quick visit to G’s cottage with her adorable dog Henry. It was such a beautiful day and Henry is so much fun to play with! It’s been such a strange summer here in terms of weather that I really loved when it was sunny and warm… hopefully a chillier summer isn’t a sign of things to come for this winter. Was this summer colder than usual for all of you as well?

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In other things.

Presqu'Ile hike

Presqu'Ile sunset

Socks in progress

Henry!

Iced tea with G and C

View from the porch

As you can probably guess from the silence here over the past few weeks, I’ve been busy with a bunch of things that have been keeping me from blogging! The end of summer, camping, visiting friends, moving, starting classes again, and so on. You can all expect regular posts to start again next week- thanks for sticking around while I was away!

Let me know in the comments how the end of your summer was!

In the backyard.

Sunset

On the deck

Cloud gazing

Mint

Ccumbers

More mint

Broccoli

I am loving how late it’s light out now that it’s getting to be properly summer! We’ve been spending evenings out on the deck, planning meals and making packing lists for our first camping trip in a few weeks.

This week in the garden :: Spearmint (it seems to have recovered and is spreading quickly), cucumbers, and broccoli. One of the tomato plants has also grown a ton this week and we should have the first few tomatoes in a couple of weeks!

What’s happening in your garden this week?

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Goodbye, summer.

The days lately have been getting cooler. Cool enough that it almost feels like fall. And while I love everything about fall, summer was really great this year too. It would feel amiss to let it slip by without some mention. (Also, I have some photos that I love that I haven’t shared yet because they just didn’t fit with a particular post!)

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Goodbye, summer. Until next time.

Presqu’ile

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I just wanted to pop in today to share a few photos with you from a recent trip.

I spent part of this week camping with my family at Presqu’ile Provincial Park. We had planned to go to Sandbanks (like we did last year, twice) but it was easier to get a good campsite when we wanted it at Presqu’ile. The verdict? We loved it. We might even choose Presqu’ile over Sandbanks next year. It’s quieter and there are some really nice hiking trails. The beach is smaller, but much less crowded than Sandbanks.

We went to the beach a few times (I went swimming once and it was freezing… we were having the coolest temperatures we’d had in weeks!). We also did the Newcastle Trail, which was the perfect length for everyone in our group. Overall, a prefect few days.

I’ll be back tomorrow with knitting-related things! I hope you have all had an excellent weekend.

Recipe: Raspberry Limeade

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It’s raspberry season! It’s also ridiculously hot. We’ve been getting temperatures around 40 (104f) with the humidex for the past week, so cold drinks are definitely in order. Combine that with some freshly picked raspberries from Fruition berry farm, and you get this drink. It’s slightly sweet but the lime gives it a nice ‘zing’.

Adapted from Annie’s Eats

Ingredients:

1 cup water
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup lime juice (freshly squeezed or bottled)
1/2 cup raspberry puree, strained
5 cups cold water
Additional raspberries for serving

Note: Raspberry puree can be made either in a food processor or simply by squishing raspberries with the back of a spoon and then putting them through a strainer.

Heat water and sugar in small pot over medium heat until sugar is completely dissolved (the syrup should appear clear).

Combine lime juice, raspberry puree, and 2 cups of water in a large pitcher. Add the water and sugar mixture and stir. Add remaining 3 cups of water to taste. Refrigerate until cold and keep cool until serving.

Add a few raspberries just before serving (they will float on top of the drink).

Enjoy- and stay cool!

Scenes of Summer

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The yarn is Patons Kroy Socks in an unknown colourway. It’s from the Knit Traders’ Tent Sale and the bag was unmarked. Being knit into simple ribbed socks (pattern from Glenna) for when the weather gets a bit cooler. (Rav link).

Yes, that’s a hammock in my backyard. It’s kind of great.

This week feels like true summer. I hope you are all enjoying it as much as I am.

Linking up with KCCO, Yarn-Along, and WIP Wednesdays.

Camping (encore!)

We spent the weekend camping at Sandbanks again with friends and got to see the most gorgeous sunset. We had so much fun taking silhouette photos.

I move for school in a little under 2 weeks so everything is a bit crazy right now, but I’ll get a knitting post up tomorrow. (Working on a new design, but there’s one problem that I just can’t seem to solve… so frustrating!)

Hoping you all had a great weekend.

Insta-Friday

I know, I know… it was supposed to be Instagram Monday, but at this point, it might just turn into Instagram-whatever-day-I-don’t-have-a-post-for.

You can click on the photos to see them bigger.

1- New socks. 2- US flag at the border coming back into Canada. 3- Knitting+ cat= awesome. 4- Working on my Boneyard Shawl. Almost done, finishing the garter stitch border! 5- US Tim Horton’s in Syracuse. Weird. It’s definitely not the same. 6- At the lake. I love summer. 7- Sunset in town with J and G. Gorgeous. 8- Leaving NYC. 9- Knitting. All the cool kids are doing it. (that’s my Double Bump Dishcloth).

TGIF… Have a great weekend!

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