Friday, July 10, 2020

Friday Finish!

I hope everyone had a nice week and enjoying the summer as much, as is possible. I didn't get much done while we camped or during the week, it was mostly catch up when I got home, but I worked on my quilting and finished another little pillow today.

This is another design by Deborah Cade, and I made up two more to do later.

We had a nice time camping, but it was hot. The campground has a pool, but you have to sign up in the morning to get a time slot, so we were able to take a swim on the second day.

This is our spot, right on the river and surrounded by woods and lots of birds, a peaceful place to relax.

Of course being on the river means, I am on the water as much as possible. It is a small river but deep and it leads to a pond. The pond is full of lilies and plants, but the main passages are easy to paddle along and all deep water.

The area in front of me is all state forest, so a lot of wildlife and birds in the area. I had a hard time getting photos since they were camera shy, but I finally came out later in the afternoon and sat in the lilies to catch a few photos.

This Great Blue Heron was there when I went out each day, I was lucky enough to catch him on the hunt and catching his dinner.

Lots of turtles and dragonflies in the lilies, such a calming place to sit as they flew around me.

And on the way back, I caught this Redwing Blackbird, who had made a nest along the river banks.

It is a nice place to camp and they have activities every weekend. For the fourth they had a wonderful Southern country, rock band and a parade of golf carts on the fourth. Most people didn't wear masks but we kept clear of others and stayed away from the other events, but we will definitely camp here again, everyone was friendly and nice.

This weekend we will rest a bit and catch up on things, but also get out a bit for a day trip. The Ocean beaches are so crowded, you cannot move without people so we will stay away. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and you and your families are blessed with good health.


acorn hollow said...

Glad you had a great time camping. Great pictures. We do no go out much so we were home.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Always good to get out. Love that golf cart that looks like the Flintstones' car LOL. We were very hot and humid...but had some rain and now are on a cool-down. Can't believe it's been a week already since the 4th! Yikes, this week flew!!! ~Robin~

Rugs and Pugs said...

Great nature always.

Fiona said...

looks a lovely spot and you got some wonderful pictures...

Julie Fukuda said...

Such a restful looking spot. Getting such great bird pictures must take a lot of patience. Having grown up surrounded by nature, those are the scenes I miss the most.

QuiltGranma said...

That blue heron speared a BIG fish. I wonder how he got it down...gulp!

Deb said...

Love the stitched pillow, and your nature photos are beautiful. Sounds like you had a lively time camping.