Friday, July 27, 2007

Finding time

It's been one of those weeks round here, but I still managed to find time to mine through my stack of camping pictures. As such you all get to suffer the modern equivalent of a vacation slide show.

First up is a wide shot of our campsite. The rather large site allowed us to cram our massive red tent, the dining tent, my sister in law's tent and both vehicles on while still leaving plenty of room for the kids and the dog to ruin around as well as a nice fire area.


We had all manner of critters aroudn the camp from outhouse bats


and spiders


to critters not found in the bathrooms like frogs,


and dragonflies


and even a pretty trippy looking caterpillar that was temporarily detained by Megan and crowned as "Fuzzy the caterpillar"


We had the requisite chipmunk invaders that were looking for free eats but they met a new foe in Piper as she tried to chase them only to find her rope was a severe impediment to chipmunk hunting.


We managed to get in some fishing




Of course, fishing always looks a little different when one of the fishermen is a photographer


As the nights grew darker it was time for the fire to get going




Of course the night also brings opportunity for experimenting with a flashlight and a camera.





Camping is not just playing in the dark and pitching tents though

There's swimming and diving at the beach platforms


There's sitting by the water with a book of fishing pole.


There's canoeing


Minnow hunting


Hiking


and of course, just soaking in the sights is magical enough







One of the many windswept tress that dot the shorelines











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11 Comments:

Anonymous Heather said...

These shots are wonderful. Thanks for documenting everything. I especially liked the flashlight experimentation.

9:21:00 AM  
Blogger MilkMaid said...

I love the reflection picture..they are all great, thanks for posting them!

11:39:00 AM  
Blogger Sally said...

Lovely pictures!

12:52:00 PM  
Blogger Carol (Smiles and Laughter) said...

Wow, your pictures are gorgeous! You have a really good eye.

11:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Jayleigh said...

Those are surely the best vacation pictures I have ever seen. Love the clown noses on you and the wee one. :-)

3:35:00 PM  
Blogger Ms. Creek said...

yeah, no rattle snakes striking at you!

glad you got out...

i love the pic of the canoe in the sunset.

and mostly good memories with your kids and family...

12:48:00 AM  
Blogger Rurality said...

Wow great pics! That flashlight thing's a new one on me. Very cool!

7:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Jenn said...

gorgeous, gorgeous, as always :) but, seriously. bats and spiders?? I'd've been peeing in the bushes, thank you very much.

2:45:00 PM  
Blogger Perpetual Chocoholic said...

The Father and Child nose shots are the best!

9:23:00 PM  
Blogger ramblin' girl said...

beautiful! you have a sony alpha, right? seen any significant noise at high ISO? (finally thinking I might be able to replace my camera) would love more input!

1:15:00 AM  
Blogger richgold said...

Have you thought about submitting your pictures to Cottage Life Magazine's competition?

10:25:00 PM  

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