Has it stopped snowing yet?
At Cottage Life, we like to think that we keep up with what’s going on in cottage country. And for the most part we do. Until winter hits. Then I find myself wondering what’s going on out there. Which areas have snow? Which lakes are frozen thick enough to walk on. When I was still talking about fall colours here in southern Ontario, I know some of our northern cottagers were already building snowmen.
Summer is no problem. If it’s summer, I know that wherever you are, the days are mostly warm, the skies are mostly blue, and, like me, you are soaking up the rays and happily playing on cottage country lakes, rivers, and beaches.
But in winter, things change. While my daughter digs out of waist-deep in snow in London, and Cottage Life’s production manager shovels mountains off her deck in Barrie (that’s her photo, above), I look out my office window and there is barely any of the white stuff on the ground. Winter confounds me, because at any given time, cottagers are experiencing it differently.
Can you help me out? Tell me what’s going on at your cottage—or where you live. How much snow do you have? Is your lake frozen over? Are you skating (or curling) on it yet? I need to know these things.