It’s Gorgeous Here!

What a blessing to have such a beautiful, private spot!

What a blessing to have such a beautiful, private spot!

The campground is filled to capacity tonight, but we hardly know we have neighbors.  The way the sites are terraced in our loop, we really don’t even see the people on either side unless we make an effort to look.

The water down from our campsite.

The water down from our campsite.

I very gingerly ventured down to the water behind our campsite today.  It took some careful planning to keep from losing my balance and skidding downhill on my rear end.  Climbing back, I would aim for a tree and rest against it for a few minutes, then lunge uphill to another.  I managed to zig-zag my way back up to the campsite that way.

While I was down there I saw a nice fish that I could almost see “Tinycamper’s frying plan” written on.  But he swam away before I could get my camera out.  And no way am I climbing back down there to try to catch him!

Another view from the water below our site.

Another view from the water below our site.

I am zonked today!  I didn’t realize how badly all the pre-camping scrubbing, building, and preparing had worn me out.  But today I took a glorious, long nap with the windows open and the fan humming me to sleep.  And I’ll probably be in bed by 10:00 tonight.  Such sweet sleep!

There are only two places in the campground where it’s not too steep to fish from the bank, so we’ll check them out tomorrow.

Our site looking up from the water

Our site looking up from the water

Sheba the camp dog

Sheba the camp dog

Sunny after a walk

Sunny after a walk

Fern on sun dappled hill

Fern on sun dappled hill

Another tent site

Another tent site

Moss and lichen

Moss and lichen

Closeup of lichen

Closeup of lichen

Some critter had egg for dinner.  I don't know what kind of egg it is.  The shell looks too thick for a bird egg.

Some critter had egg for dinner. I don’t know what kind of egg it is. The shell looks too thick for a bird egg.

Evidence of root-grubbing critter

Evidence of root-grubbing critter

Odd juxtaposition -- dead stump and plastic bullets in the primitive camping area.

Odd juxtaposition — dead stump and plastic bullets in the primitive camping area.

I found lots of mushrooms today, but thought that ganoderma (Reishi) would probably be the only one of general interest.

I found lots of mushrooms today, but thought that ganoderma (Reishi) would probably be the only one of general interest.

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  1. Oh lady…a nap in the woods! Enjoy that fishing…searching out new photo jewels, and being in your happy place!

  2. Marcia GB

     /  August 2, 2013

    It certainly looks serene. Happy fishing tomorrow!

    • It is so peaceful and beautiful, Marcia. I sure do hope we can catch dinner tomorrow. That would really make our day!

  3. Really like the looks of that campground. I knew a guy from Ellijay, GA once upon a time. Maybe I need to visit and see if I can run him down, again.:-) Good luck fishing, tomorrow. I’d like to see a picture of a couple in the frying pan.

    • That sounds like a great excuse to visit an old friend!

      And if we catch fish, you can bet I’ll post a picture of them in the pan turning golden brown. 🙂

  4. Beautiful, just beautiful!!! I could sure go for a nice nap in the woods!! 🙂 Have fun tomorrow!!

    • Gerri, the nap reminded me of taking naps when I was a kid. Mom would tell us, “listen to the fan. It will make you sleepy.” It sure worked today! 🙂

  5. I miss the mountains so much. What a great site you have.
    I better get hunting next week.

    • Summer is passing fast, Jo. The sooner you get that camper, the sooner you can take advantage of it!

  6. lynne

     /  August 2, 2013

    What a beautiful looking place…and the weather is cooperating. You deserve it! We must get down there some day. A good friend, Sheryl, works right close at Carter’s Lake…(another egg friend!)
    Hope you can stay a long time! Enjoy!

    • I think you would like it, Lynne. It’s a beautiful place with hiking nearby. Lots of photo ops down by the welcome center.

      We booked 7 nights here. That’s about as long as we want to stay in one place before moving on.

  7. So glad you’ve found a beautiful and restful place. That nap sounded wonderful!

    • It was the best nap I’ve had in a lot of years!

      Glad you dropped in to say hello, John. 🙂

  8. Will certainly be waiting to see the fish in the pan! What a beautiful spot!!

  9. Out of curiosity…where are you camped in your header picture?

    • Gerri, that was at Clark Creek Campground on Lake Allatoona a little north of Atlanta. It was a very tiny campground, maybe 25 sites. Although our site was beautiful, we did have traffic noise, and I doubt we’ll go there again.

  10. Horst Kelly

     /  August 3, 2013

    Boy…that is definitely going on my list of GREAT camping spots to take Ms. Casita to….and fishing to boot…no wonder you had such a terrific nap…enjoy, relax and build some more super memories…Horst sends

    • Horst, it is gorgeous, but I didn’t have any luck fishing today. But I will sleep really well again tonight! 🙂

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