Tuesday Tidbits #128 Let the Lake Life Begin

Edinboro Lake

That’s Right! Lake Living has Begun!

Well, not so fast. First we must weed, dust, weed, wash sheets, weed, buy groceries, weed… I think you get the picture.

Pennsylvania Living

We flew in from Phoenix not even a week ago and the weather has been quite beautiful. A bit warm… I do believe it’s the first time we have had the air conditioning on in May. We need rain… good golly I said that when we were in Phoenix too. For those of you who are new to following me… we fly back to Pennsylvania every summer to live in our LakeHouse which is my childhood home.

Lots of Rhododendrons

My Mom and my sister planted all the Rhododendrons here at the LakeHouse about 55 years ago.

The Rhodies are blooming everywhere! Such beautiful flowers.

They make lovely bouquets.

Perfect for the freshly cleaned bedroom.

Here is my neighbors bush…

When it is in full bloom it’s almost pure white.
We are lucky… as we can see these outside our back windows!

Another Rhododendron in our yard is a lovely purple.

We are so lucky to have these mature flowering bushes in our yard. And we are lucky to have lots of Forget Me Nots blooming. My Mom planted these 50+ years ago as well.

As of now that’s all we have blooming but many perennials are going to start their “showtime” very soon!

Local Farms

We head out to the local farmers who have fresh eggs. There is nothing better then fresh eggs!

Here I am about to fry a few up… see how golden they are!


It’s a Lake Town and a College Town

Our little town of Edinboro has a lake and a University. Edinboro State University is my alma mater. I’m glad to share a few campus pictures…

Here is a neat little TidBit for you… when I was a freshman in college I was friends with a gal by the name of Sharon Stone. We had a Child Psych class together. One day she told me she was headed to NYC as Woodie Allen wanted her in a movie. That was the last time I saw her. She then became the famous actress Sharon Stone …that we all know on the big screen.

Feature Creature

The Goldfinches have returned!

They are always fun to see!

We have mulch to lay in the garden beds and there’s grass to cut. So I need to close. I wish you all a wonderful week ahead. Happy Tuesday Friends!

30 thoughts on “Tuesday Tidbits #128 Let the Lake Life Begin

  1. I know it’s a big week for you two when you make the seasonal move back east, Nance. Congratulations, and enjoy the change in temps, humidity, flora and fauna, house and property and all your PA friends!!! Thanks for sharing the beauty as always.

  2. Good morning, Nancy. Oh, I just love the lake photos and I know you are in your happy home away from home. The rhododendrons are stunning. I can just imagine all the weeding and cleaning, but so worth it to have a garden planted by your mom so many years ago. What an interesting story from your college days, you were a friend of Sharon Stone.

    Enjoy this Tuesday, it is a hot one here!

    1. It was a bit hot and humid here as well.
      Thank you always for your very kind words dear Pam.
      Returning to these gardens is always a treat… just to see what is going to bloom next.
      And yes, Sharon was a friend but only for a short time. She went off to stardom. The University here did give her an honorary degree, a few years back, which she did come in to town to receive at the ceremony.
      Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend with you family my friend.

  3. So glad you are safely settled for the summer at the lake! The rhododendrons are gorgeous, my mother loved them too…I hope you have a wonderful summer in your hometown!

  4. Good morning, Nancy! I always love seeing your beautiful lake area. Your Rhododendrons are gorgeous! I’m sorry you are having a drought. I wish I could send you some of our rain. We have not seen sun in over two weeks, and been inundated with rain. More is on the way! If I don’t get some sunshine soon, I’m going to have to buy a sunlamp-lol! Enjoy your week, sweet friend!

    1. Oh Shannon… I am praying you get sun soon!
      Thank you for enjoying the flowers and thank you always for you kind words.
      Praying that your Memorial Day weekend is full of Sunshine!

  5. It looks like a bit of heaven on earth, Nancy. And oh, how fun to be near your college and also be on the lake. The flowers are beautiful. I’m growing mine here in town to take to the lake. We’ll head up this weekend for a long one but I probably won’t go to stay more than a few days at a time till after July 1. Welcome, summer!

  6. The seasonal transitions, if you are fortunate to have 2 homes and 2 climes, are challenging and rewarding. I’m looking forward to seeing and hearing about your discoveries in your PA area this year! The rhododendrons are lovely.

    1. Oh yes… some of the big huge bushes you see out in the country… I can only imagine how old they are.
      Thank you for the visit.

  7. Have a wonderful summer bacl in PA. We are heading to PA June 7 to visit our daughter. I’m not sure I am ready for the humidity, though. Your rhodies are spectacular! And the Forget-Me- Nots are just too adorable.

    1. Good Morning!
      The humidity has been quite low. And this morning it’s 50 degrees!
      Thank you for stopping by. It’s always good to hear from you. Wishing you a wonderful reunion with your family here in Pennsylvania!

  8. The rhododendron are beautiful!! We have purple ones at our house but I’d love to have some pink ones, too.
    I hope you have a wonderful and relaxing summer at the lake house!

  9. I’m late again, but must admit, I did read your post on Wednesday. This week has been so busy with our wonderful Moon putting on an incredible display and work, and blogging, and, and, and. But here I am to let you know I’ve been thinking about your “Lake Life” and that gorgeous purple rhododendron. I’m jealous and I want one 🥰 and I want some Forget-Me-Nots, and I want some fried eggs and, and, and. I don’t want much do I?

      1. Yeah. I love you too Nancy and one day I’m hoping we get the opportunity to enjoy a ‘cup of tea and scones’ (or biscuits as you’d call them) perhaps in your She Shed or in my pergola. 🥰 One day. Happy weekend to you and your Sweet Man.

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