Monday, July 28, 2014

Weekend Wanderings Giveaway!


This weekend was perfect for paddling on the pond. A good majority of the land is owned by the state park and campground, so there are a lot of nice coves to explore without the crowds from the beach side.

The wonderful thing about kayaks is that  you can get into the shallow coves and explore. The water is so clear that you can see the bottom and any fish swimming by.



And here is the contest photo …….. What do you think Bill was doing? Take a guess, it can be right or wrong, I will draw a name from all of the comments. The winner will get my newest pattern, that I am working on now. I will draw a name on Friday and announce it that night, along with the new pattern. If it is not something you would make, then you can pick from any of my epatterns.



The other nice thing about this side of the pond is the beach. This area used to be part of the campground, but they had problems with people starting fires and not enough rangers to cover this section, so now it is closed and overgrown. Perfect for us, the beach is still there and a nice place to stop and enjoy a swim and a snack.



The coves are filled with natural beauty and I even had a hawk fly right over me, carrying a squirrel, that was something I have never seen and so close. The coves are filled with birds and dragonflies, we even saw red ones, something I have never seen before. The tall grasses make you feel like you are in the land of the giants.



It was the perfect day, cool breezes, quiet and relaxing paddling and nature all around. I was using my pocket camera so I couldn't get shots of the dragonflies or birds. 

Purple marsh of majesty!


16 comments:

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Bird watching!~ Did he track the hawk? Looks very peaceful!

Merry Wind Farm said...

Taking a picture? The scenery is beautiful, but I think I would be nervous in that little tiny kayak.
Melinda

Merry Wind Farm said...

Taking a picture? The scenery is beautiful, but I think I would be nervous in that little tiny kayak.
Melinda

Rugs and Pugs said...

Oh, it looks so peaceful. I'd say taking a picture of something in the bush.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Kathy MacKie said...

Looks like he's possibly taking a picture.

Dorothy said...

Was he smelling the 'roses'?

Kris B said...

I love kayaking on lakes and ponds like this! I'd guess he's snapping a photo, quite possibly a deer peeking through the undergrowth.

Saundra said...

Yup, I'm with the majority saying he's taking a photo.

Saundra

Raymond Homestead said...

He heard something in that direction?

linda said...

I say bird watching as well. Lovely "paddle". Thanks for sharing. Maybe a red dragonfly will make an appearance in your designs.

Quilt Hollow said...

Beautiful area to paddle!

Colleen said...

He is fishing! That is what my hubby would be doing ;o)

Me and My Stitches said...

Looking for snakes? (EWWW!)

Julee said...

nature photography,,,,,

woollylottrugs said...

I think he's making bird calls!! Go Bill!!!!!

Lori said...

It is so beautiful. Was he doing a bird call?