I love having friends who live in cottage country. It gives me the chance to get away from city life and to take in a little of what Mother Nature has to offer.
As I look out the patio doors over the deck, I hear birds singing and the hum of a lawn mower in the distance both say “hey, it’s summer time!” At night, I am serenaded by frogs’ mating calls. It’s not that romantic sounding; I guess you’d have to be a frog to find it enchanting. Still, it is cottage country and relaxing by the lake with a cold drink — a cooler, beer, or rosé wine — is de rigueur at this time of year.
D and I will be back in Nice in less than a week. The renovations continue. Until then, I plan on getting as much relaxation time by the lake as I can. Bon weekend à tous !