Nothing is better than spending the long days of summer at a cottage. I am so fortunate that my parents have a cottage that we can use as a family, set in picturesque Tobermory, Ontario. An old log building with a planked interior, it is filled with a mish-mash of eclectic furniture and decor, the perfect summer retreat. It is the kind of place where you don’t think twice about coming in straight from the lake and dripping puddles through the living room on your journey to find your haphazardly-shucked clothing. Or letting the kids dissect owl pellets right on the dining table, gross little rodent bones and all.
The thing about Tobermory is that the weather tends to be highly unpredictable, warm and sunny one minute, a raging thunderstorm with a temperatures plummeting the next. Each year I buy each of my girls a new warm hoodie to wear while cozied up in front of the camp fire or to break the wind that blows in off Georgian Bay. Though nearly three years apart, they are often mistaken for twins, a misconception that is undoubtedly is perpetuated by my zest for buying them matching outerwear…
This year I was looking for red hoodies, which are very difficult to find, believe it or not. On the hunt, I finally tracked some down (in the boys’ section, but don’t tell my girls) for only 8$ a piece! Steal! Why red you ask? Why not a lovely purple or pink? Well, the answer is two-fold.
- I am so sick of purple and pink I could scream. GAH! Even the blue, green, yellow and orange clothing tends to have some sort of pink or purple graphic to clearly define and demonstrate GIRL.
- Red is the most amazing colour to photograph. So yes, this purchase was rather self-serving, but practical nonetheless. What can I say, I am a photographer…
Of course, I just had to bust out the red hoodies on our most recent cottage adventure… You have to admit they look spectacular, right?