Thursday, January 24, 2013

Winter on the Lake

This is our first winter in our little lake cottage. So far, I can truly say that lake life is very different than living in an addition or on a country farm.(Both, of which I have done.) The past few days we have had below freezing temps and I find myself making every excuse to stay inside, bundled up with a good book and a cup of tea, if at all possible! I'm also still recovering from knee surgery, so that just gives me another excuse to hang inside! 

We moved here last August, so several summer lakers were still hanging around and there was quite a bit of activity going on in our neighborhood. But in the winter, there isn't a soul around. Oh, we've seen a few ice-fisherman, battling the cold. But, there are some days I feel like I'm truly out in the wilderness. The lake has a different look about it just about every day. On certain days the sun shines on the ice cover, making it glisten. When temps get down below freezing, there is a strange cover of multi-shades of gray. Then there are days that a thick fog hovers over the water, so thick that everything on the lake is totally blocked from view. When the cold wind blows over the ice-covered lake, it makes a deep howling sound. Very eerie!! 

We have been doing a few projects around the house that needed to be done also, some as soon as possible. Other's weren't 911, but just needed to be done.  We had new windows installed and actually added one window to our lakeview living area, while covering a side window that took up precious wall space. We finally broke down and bought a widescreen T.V. and my hubby attached the wall mount to save room in our small living space. 
Here are some 'before' pictures. I'll be posting the 'after' pictures very soon, so I hope you'll stop back over.
Adding a new window to the lakeside of the house. 
 Taking out a window; filling in the opening.
 Original siding on lakeside of house.
 Hope you are able to enjoy your winter, whether it's on a lake, in the country, in the city, or by the seashore.  In spite of all the new "lake" experiences we have had here, I really look forward to spring, and especially summer!

“Better joy in a cottage than sorrow in a palace” Spanish Proverb


  1. Wow! I can't imagine living in such cold temps, but it's beautiful. We've had a week of flip-flop temps here in Southeast Texas. I love it!

    1. I've lived here all my life, Dayle, so I guess I'm just pretty used to it. Doesn't mean I wouldn't jump at the opportunity to move down south, especially if it's near a beach! I do love the variety of views out my window every season!

  2. Ann its so cold here too.. but great photos. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo


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