The final weekend of May, I spent time at Cane River Cottage in Natchitoches, Louisiana, with several high school friends. I mentioned our electronically challenged long weekend in my post about Using Chartreuse in Table Decor. Do you remember?
The seven of us do a long weekend trip together every year. We all bring different foods to share. I’ll have some new recipes ready to publish soon!
The afternoon sun was hot and steamy. But, no matter the time of day, the porch was cool and breezy. There’s a hot tub inside the gazebo. I enjoyed the hydrangea bushes all around, lush and laden with healthy blooms.
The riverside gazebo is in the back yard, across the walkway from the cottage back porch, which is to the left of this picture.
Yes, all those blooms are hydrangea blooms of soft pinks to the vibrant in front of the gazebo.
Riverside homes dot its banks, but things are peaceful and quiet.
There’s a nice dock for sunning.
The first night was stormy, and we found some damage along our tour of the yard. A large limb down, but the guest house next door had a full tree blown over. Things got pretty rowdy!
On the side lawn, there are luscious trees, shrubs, and a wonderful cottage garden.
I walked all around, examining things…could have stayed here for hours. Umm…a glass of iced tea, please. 🙂
These purple pompons are eye-catching.
A pretty flowering tree outside the garden area caught my eye. I searched for the name of it but was unsure in the end.
The powder pink blooms are so pretty. They remind me of cherry tree blossoms, but the tree isn’t shaped like a cherry tree. Too late in the season for cherry tree blooms, too. Do you know the name of this tree?
We like to get out for movement during our stay. Our three-mile walk each day took us by corn crops galore. Standing water from too much rain makes everything boggy.
I have to say, I felt right at home. Pastures, crops, dirt roads….
And barn! We got a huge laugh from this barn at the turning point from the road. Da Spot, y’all. Ha!
Back at the cottage, tiger Canna leaves welcomed us. We were ready for cool-down on the porch!
The orange Canna blooms are a nice change from pinks that fill the opposite side of the yard.
May’s end was the perfect time for a visit to Cane River Cottage. Cool porch breezes made for delightful group chats and snacks. The only draw-back was it went by too fast.
Well, until next year….
Yes, we decided to return next year. We’ll try the guest house next time. If you’d like a tranquil getaway, I highly recommend this little corner of quiet down the road from Da Spot (wink).
Do you get away for time with friends from the old school days? Do you enjoy time for “just us girls”?