Thunderstorms, Mini Nature & a Leak

Unlike my sister Hope's photos, my aphid herding ant picture turned out fuzzy.  So you just get the aphids on a wild drape vine. :)

Unlike my sister Hope’s photos, my aphid herding ant picture turned out fuzzy. So I cropped out the fuzzy ant. 🙂

This is the first campground we’ve ever stayed at where we’ve gotten bored.  I think it’s because it’s such a tiny place, and there are no trails.  So once you walk past 24 campsites, you are back where you started.

Our forecast

Our forecast

The thunderstorms aren’t helping.  This morning Ron told me there was water dripping on his pillow last night.  I pulled all the clothes out of the overhead cupboard, and, as I suspected, the leak was coming from the cable connection.

Baby grape leaves

Baby grape leaves

As it was starting to sprinkle again, and I had no tools to do a proper job, I just ran silicone around the connection cover faceplate, and will replace it when I can get the parts.  I sopped up the soggy carpet, opened all the cupboard doors and ran the air conditioner all day.  It feels dry in there now.  Sure hope it doesn’t leak again tonight.

Sheba was sick yesterday, complete with diarrhea.  I cleaned her up when we got back from our walk yesterday afternoon, and so far she seems to be okay.

Young wild grapes

Young wild grapes

Since we’ll have thunderstorms tonight and tomorrow, we thought of leaving a day early.  We still may.  It depends how we feel in the morning.

I took Sunny with me to try to find photo-worthy shots today.  I couldn’t find a single thing to photograph.  After a while, trees and water shots start to look the same and uninspired.  Then I decided to concentrate on closeups of cool things I might find.  Ah!  At last I had something to intrigue me and make the day worthwhile!

Poisonous buckeye

Poisonous buckeye

Poisonous horse nettle flower.  Note the sharp spines

Poisonous horse nettle flower. Note the sharp spines

Natural planter

Natural planter

Poison ivy and tree knot hole

Poison ivy and tree knot hole

Poison ivy berries

Poison ivy berries

Photo showing all three leaf shapes of a young sassafras tree --three lobed, mitten shaped, and oval.

Photo showing all three leaf shapes of a young sassafras tree –three lobed, mitten shaped, and oval.

Skink

Skink

Curly tendril

Curly tendril

Unknown

Unknown

A natural valentine.  :)

A natural valentine. 🙂

Wildwood flower -- too much country music lately!

Wildwood flower — too much country music lately!

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8 Comments

  1. Have to admit that your aphid photo creeped me out! Ugh

  2. See a walk will always produce pictures and great ones too. Of course I have to agree with Judy the aphids are gross. 🙂

  3. ICKS….a wet pillow. Hope you got the leak settled down until you can hit it up with some repairs. And loved all the photos of the “tiny” growth…always makes me appreciate your view of nature!

    • Carla, we checked it this morning and there was no wetness inside. So my temporary fix is holding.

      I love the tiny stuff. It’s like another world than what we usually see. 🙂

  4. We found some moisture in that corner one time…itwas during all that rain on the BRP lastJuly.No problems since then.
    Maybe its fixed for good!

    • Sure hope so. I read on one of the forums one time where someone else had water coming in that corner. At the time I didn’t know to suggest it might be the cable connection cover.

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