Saturday, June 27, 2015

West Lake

I am here, at my father and step-mom's new home.  This (West Lake) is the view from their back door.

OMG, right?  I'm planning to stay here forever, if they'll let me.  This is their balcony/deck:

And that's just the outside of the house!  Wait until you see the inside!  It's all windows and light.  Here's the kitchen.  Check out that ceiling!

Opposite the kitchen, facing the lake, is the living room.

That's my father napping on the sofa.  

Here's a stairwell that opens into my step-mom's painting studio.  Have you ever seen so many windows?  I mean, this house is practically all windows.

We went to the local little town where I made some friends.  This is Molly:

After having received excessively enthusiastic doggie kisses from her, I am tempted to spell that "Maul-y".  The little fellow below was much more of a gentleman.

Apparently all of small-town Ontario is SUPAR-EXCITED about Canada Day (coming up on July 1st) and they have decorated accordingly.  This is but one example of many:

That was on day 1 of my 3-day visit.  Day 2 is looking like this:

Fortunately, the rain held off until after I'd had a chance to visit the farmers market to pat more dogs and buy some Scottish-style fudge.  And now we are hanging out like this:

 So everything is good.  :-)  How is your weekend going?


Jenski said...

I WANT THEIR HOUSE! :-) You should have a blog-friend party there. It is a rainy day here too, but sadly I have no fire place.

Warped Mind of Ron said...

Blog friend party?! I'm in!!! I'll also take a heaping helping of the fudge... don't be stingy now! ;-)

DarcKnyt said...

I...would die happy with a house like that, in a location like that. Amazing! They're truly blessed!

Vanessa T said...

What a great house and such spectacular views! Even the rainy day view is so full of loveliness. :)

And a slightly early Happy Canada Day! :)

I hope you get to enjoy your vacation to the fullest! *hugs*

Lynn said...

A dream place to live! Lucky you to be able to visit - I'd never want to leave either. Blog friend party - I'm in! :)

Snowbrush said...

I enjoyed the photos. The thoughts that came to mind were:

Wow, your family has (what I would call) money! My father worked 55-hours a week just to keep food on the table, and it’s not fair that he couldn’t have lived like that.

I love dogs. In fact, I love dogs more than I love people, but I HATE being kissed by dogs so much that I won't tolerate it. Now, when a cat licks me, that’s a different matter, but, uh, dog kisses—no, no, no.

Why is the picnic table in the middle of the sidewalk?

Does the lake freeze in winter?

Sparkling Red said...

So, I told my relatives that we're all going to crash their place for a Blog Party and asked them which weekend would work best for them. I wonder why I haven't heard anything back yet....

Snowbrush, I wondered about the picnic table too, but didn't get around to asking about it. I will try to remember to find out for you. The lake does freeze in the winter, well enough that ice fishing huts are to be expected. And yes, my family has done remarkably well, considering that both my biological mother and father were in the first generation of both their families to attend university. Both my grandfathers were extremely hard-working entrepreneurs, and I am one of the lucky beneficiaries.

Ginny said...

Is there enough from for me in that house? It's beautiful! I want to live on a lake so bad, it's just beautiful.