Last weekend Rebekah, Anton and I hiked to Lindeman Lake. It might sound like I'm exaggerating, but this picture doesn't even begin to do justice to the colour of the water in this lake.
Here's a close-up view of the mountains you can glimpse in the background.
There is a walk in campsite near the lake, and they had the best bear warning sign I've ever seen.
My garden is making slow but steady progress. The tomatoes are starting to ripen.
Rudbeckia is in abundance, both at our cottage and in the common areas.
And then there are my peppers. The good news is my Thai chili plant is prolific. There are over two dozen peppers growing on it! The not so good news is they aren't hot. I did some Googling, and have discovered that peppers need to be "stressed" in order to become hot. I had no idea. I thought I was doing them a favour by watering them, but apparently not. I'm now waiting until the leaves look slightly parched before I give the plant a small drink. Hopefully all is not lost, and they will eventually become the hot peppers they were meant to be.
Of course there is always knitting happening. I've just cast on something in this gorgeous shade of sky blue. More on this project in a future post.
I'm also working on a Tea With Jam and Bread sweater. This is the project that helped keep me warm that horrible night in Bellingham a few weeks ago when I was waiting for Rebekah's plane. The problem is, the warmth that was much appreciated during that long, cold night, isn't so great a feature on hot summer days. However, the evenings are cooler now, and I have plans to pick it up again this week.
I think that has me caught up with the happenings at the Hammond Cottage. This week Karsten, Diana and Lucy will be here, so I probably won't have a chance to post again until next weekend, but promise lots of great pictures from their visit when I do. How is summer treating you?