Summers are short in NH so you have to take advantage of the short time and savor it all. A tradition around here is to go to "camp", which is what New Englanders call cottages on lakes. It's a pet peeve of mine that some people tear down these beautiful camps and put giant houses in their place. We have a cottage in Maine on the coast but this beauty belongs to my husband's cousin and we had a family reunion there last Saturday.There's nothing better that driving up the the back of the camp and spying the pond through the trees. It was a cool and cloudy day when we were there.
This camp was built by my husband's grandfather. The deck is relatively new and a wonderful place to sit. It was cool enough to have a fire in the fireplace so some people sat inside near that but I loved looking at the lake so I stayed most of the time outside.
Here's my son and grandson having a conversation on the boat dock. A loon came pretty close at one point-I don't think Baby C will remember but my son got some pictures.The inside has changed little over the years including the furniture. There's wonderful vintage wicker and a round oak table with press back cane chairs that have been there since the camp was built in the 40's.
So this is summer in NH. We'll be in Maine next week enjoying our ocean front cottage. I guess if it's lake front it's a camp and if it's ocean front it's a cottage. Except Martha Stewart who has a mansion. She probably calls it a cottage I bet! I hope you are enjoying your summer.