Sunday, January 18, 2009

Remembering on a Quiet Sunday Morning

I love using garden accessories in our cottage home. White Rabbit certainly never actually lived in a garden though he was intended for that purpose. When not out hopping through the forest, he sits & smells the flowers and enjoys the sunset photo. 

The photo is of the lake on which our family cottage was built back in the 1940's. My father chose the building site from all the others available because he knew that each and every evening in future we would be able to sit and watch the sun set over the water far across the lake. 

Hagerman Lake in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan has been the vacation spot for family members far and wide for decades. Children, young and old, come to enjoy the peace and serenity of this forest home. They rise at dawn, swim and play through the day, and quietly count their blessings as evening speaks in rose-hued tones across the darkening sky, confirming the promise of another rich and beautiful day.

I wish you all a joyous Sunday!


  1. Goodmorning Coralie
    I can only imagine how lovely it is there, The picture of the lake is beautiful and the "rabbit" !!!
    I love Rabbits, glad he is inside where it is warm and cosy! You too....Are you as snowed in as I am?? Snow keeps coming!!!! I long to see daffodils!
    Have a wonderful Sunday yourself

  2. Thanks for visiting, Maggie! We've been in a deep freeze here in Michigan with a minus 15 two days ago. Not as cold today. Last night more snow but we're able to get out. I hope you're all warm and cozy where you're snowed in! Then it can be actually funl! Oh...rabbits, I don't know why but I have such a fondness for those little creatures. I'm always picking up a "garden" rabbit, it seems, wherever I go. Can't live without them. They make me smile! Smiles to you!

  3. What wonderful memories to enjoy. Thanks for sharing. Sharon

  4. Thanks for visiting Sharon! I'll come see you again soon, too!

  5. Coralie - so glad you stopped by my blog can I could discover your delightful blog! Love the idea of incorporating garden decor into your cottage home!

  6. Thank you for visiting and commenting! I appreciate it! Love comments!

  7. sounds lovely where you are Coralie..
    I love seeing your lovely cottage style home, and how you decorate it..
    Julia ♥

  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    You have beautiful, original blog.

  9. I'm so happy that you stopped by my blog so that I was able to find yours! How funny that we both love to create a "garden" within our homes - and with bunnies, no less!! I love the story behind the lake photograph - it's just beautiful! Have a wonderful week... Donna @ An Enchanted Cottage