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Oct. 1.. a little family time

We took a weekend off to enjoy some cooler weather. It is good to have cooler evenings (65 to 68 degrees F,18.3 to 20 degrees C) daytimes are still warm,perfect for playing in the water. We had a wonderful ,relaxing , stress free time.

I took my pencils along …

There were lots of wild berries for the birds.

Then I was stuck in the camper while Leona was resting,and the others out kayaking. I follow a blogger who post many beautiful lighthouses, ( and old castle ruins)I decided to have a go at drawing one of them. I do hope she can guess which lighthouse I chose to draw.

Have a good week! Deb

Oct 13 th, Elijah Clark State Park… part two

As I was walking around his home place, I wondered what he looked like,also what kind of man he really was. According to the encyclopedia,he had a very strong,driven personality. He was a poor,illiterate frontiersman who married Hannah Herrington. It seems from reading that he had a real fondness for fighting, one of the wars that he fought in was the Revolutionary war.

Here are pictures of  the old home place…


  
  
I love the stone chimney and the shutters…look how they dovetailed the logs !

  
Here were some signs that were interesting.. the museum is open to public during a set time,which I missed.




And that, my friends ,is a short insight of Elijah Clark. The park is a lovely place to visit!


Have a great day! Deb

Oct. 9th… Elijah Clark State Park.. part 1

Lovely weather has come to Ga. ..well that is if you don’t think about Hurricane Matthew that just blew though for a few days. We as a family decided once again to go camping before winter came . 

Elijah Clark State Park is not far for us to go,it is just north of us about 1 1/2 hrs drive. It is a beautiful place  with Lake Strom Thurmond flowing though it. 


We enjoyed watching the boat go up and down the lake,hubby and girls enjoyed getting in the lake,I enjoyed feeding the Canadian geese.

 Leona getting some sun on those legs.:)



How does one fry a egg over a fire ,when there’s no frying pan..


.. use a long handle ladle spoon with some bacon grease in. Works great!!

One morning Leona and l went for a long walk,there was nice little trails to go on.


We saw lots of squirrels,even a walking stick bug who was crossing the road.


Neat tree roots formations 


Just nature

  

Canadian geese were so beautiful swimming ,


Goose with an attitude..


A curious goose …






Look closely and you can see fall coming to Ga.

We also had a coon visit us during the night, the coon must of been Goldilocks for it was trying out our chairs! It also eat all the Carmel dip that we had along with apples that evening while sitting around the fire. We forgot to take it in.


Part two …next post… that will be on Mr Clark.

Sept.12….a lovely camping weekend

To go on a long weekend of camping was what our special needs girl wanted to do for her 19th birthday. We were all delighted to do just that for her. 

So off to George Smith state park in Twin City which is only 35 minutes from where we live.


It was a laid back,fun weekend with lots of food done over the fire outside, hot dogs,steaks,and eggs with sides of potato salad,watermelon,baked beans,even grapes ,fresh plums ,donuts and bananas for breakfast sides.

Some highlights…. 

Walking Snuggles withLeona.. 

  

 Leona Canoeing with Dad and big brother Russell

 
Even I tried my hand at canoeing,Russ working his kayak paddle way better then I was. He was good at moving though all the trees …. Me? I just kept to the more open spaces. I only had to push myself away from a tree one time!😳😂

 
Daughter LouAnn and Dad having a good time together 


And special quiet moments of nature..


 
 
It was really hard trying to catch the sun on all the spider webs in the swamp where it was a perfect skeeter breeding area.the spiders were well fed!!



Lovely trails

 

Homes for birds


A home for the squirrels 


Cypress knees


And just beauty that soaks into the soul..


And the next blog will be on the museum that was on the grounds…