Paws, Palms & Bamboo

Seeds stuck in Sunny's paws after our walk this afternoon

Sunny’s paws after our walk this afternoon

Today was a good day!

Palm with bamboo thicket in background

Palm with bamboo thicket in background

We went to Lake City and did some shopping, then Ron decided to take the back roads to see the scenery.  I must admit I was underwhelmed.  Mile after mile of boring what I would call “pine barrens” and flat, flat land.  I was glad to get back to the campground and its beautiful surroundings.

I’m enjoying the wild vegetation around the camp.  There is wild mustard everywhere.  And what we used to call dollar weed — I think it is something like pennywort.  Lots of teeny little flowers tucked in the grass.  I tried to get some photos, but the light was exactly wrong while we were out and the photos didn’t turn out well.

Sheba in the water

Sheba in the water

We did let Sheba go into the water at the swimming beach for a few seconds while we kept an eagle eye out for alligators.  So far, no sign of one.

When one of the RVers left Wednesday, he gave us a bunch of firewood.  So tonight I built a big, beautiful campfire.  I am surprised at how much more heat a wood fire puts out than our propane campfire does.  You have to sit almost on top of the propane one to keep warm when it’s cool out.  But we had to sit way back from the wood fire to keep from roasting!

Another thing that surprised me was all the wild grapevines.  I’m used to seeing kudzu covering trees and everything in its path.  And although wild grape vines are common, I’ve never seen them growing this prolifically!

Closeup of bamboo thicket

Closeup of bamboo thicket

Wild grapevines

Wild grapevines

Tree with fuzzy seeds

Tree with fuzzy seeds

Spanish mos

Always fascinating Spanish moss

Free firewood

Free firewood

Just because I love camp fire pictures!

Just because I love camp fire pictures!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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12 Comments

  1. Great pictures I just love the area your in. Nice camp fire.

    • I really love it here, Jo. I’m going to miss it when we leave.

      I was worried about getting a fire going with those big logs, but it worked out!

  2. Don’t you just love thoe tag-a-longs, or whatever you may call them in your part of the country. Sally come in occasionally with them all over her. Our entire yard is fenced and I can’t find where she gets them.

    • We call them beggar weeds. Don’t know where the name originated. The odd thing is that neither Sheba nor Ron or I got them. And we all walked in exactly the same places!

  3. We did an overnight stay in Lake City and only grocery shopped there!

  4. Ahhh, getting warmed just looking at the fire.

  5. What fun! Wish we were there.
    Loved the campfire pictures!
    Glad to hear that life is good.

    • Well, today was gray and dreary, but the sun broke through late this afternoon and turned everything around for us. Wish you were here, too! 🙂

  6. Looks like somone needs some crocheted booties :O) I LOVE a campfire too! Can’t you just stare into it forever! Can you eat the wild mustard?

    • Now that’s an idea! 😀

      Yes, campfires are the best tranquilizer there is. And yes, you can eat the wild mustard. I ate some raw… not great, but not horrible. Best mixed in with other greens.

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