After a summer of work finally got away for a short camping trip with friends in early September. Of course I picked days I knew the weather would be beautiful and hot. So for 5 glorious days we enjoyed our waterfront campsite and hubby enjoyed his fishing.
I did say waterfront campsite even with our own dock.
Our outdoor living area was set up near it. The views were forever changing.
Also I enjoyed the chance to use my new camera.
I love using the panorama on my camera,
it always provide a better view sometimes on the scene.
This is at the end of the dock looking at our motorhome and camp area.
Trying out more of the settings on my camera
as well as a little floating with my i-pod.
This was Sheba's first camping trip. She was so good and never had to be on a leash. We had other friends camping with us as well and she seems always more comfortable when there is more of our friends around. However when they all left after a few days, she would hide under our motorhome and often growl at other dogs or people passing by. She also loved the water, not to swim in, but loves laying in it.
There wasn’t to much waterfowl in the lake at this time of the year,
but lots of birds eating from the cattails.
Often sitting in the chair my eyes would roam around to things I could snap a photo of. Was nice to sit and relax for short periods.
I tried to get up early a few morning to catch the fog coming off the lake.
But there wasn’t much there this time as I had seen in the past.
Well upon returning home from camping went right back to work as it was time to start harvesting our fruit. Our trees were loaded this year.
There is plenty more in another room. One more apple tree to pick as well.
Along with the fruit there were onions and potatoes to get out of the garden.
Now the canning and making of jams begins.
September is the month my sunflowers smile.
I start many varieties from seeds in the greenhouse in the spring.
I love seeing their smiling faces all around the yard and garden.
The first hard frost has finally hit and most my sunflowers are now gone.
Was hoping to get out camping one more time, but we are having the worst weather with so much rain. Just can’t seem to get a 5 day window of just sunshine. Really don’t have the time to get away again, maybe I am just dreaming. I am tired again these days without the sun and heat to keep my batteries charged. More and more I find I am falling behind in things I used to stay on top of. I think often of the days when we had no TV or internet or even local radio and how I managed everything. But also in those days we would go long periods without seeing or talking to anyone unless we went into town. I had very little social life as there was no way to communicate with friends or family. We had no phone then and still don’t, but the world has opened up to us filling our time with TV, internet, e-mails and Skype. Oh I almost forgot it just dawned on me were so much of my time goes. My hobby photography…..
So as the colors of fall begin to change
I hope for a renewed energy that it always brings.
May you find renewed energy in your everyday life
and have a
Good Morning… Good Afternoon… Good Night…
What ever it is to you..
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Here I Am Carrie