Morning Walk In The Park

Every morning, when Bill and I are not working in the park, I take my daily walk through the park as part of my daily exercise program. Today, I also used the opportunity to get in more practice with the camera on loan to me.

This is the campground (North Fork) we work in 3 day’s a week. It is a good two-mile round trip walk from where we have our motorhome parked. It usually takes me 30 minutes to walk it but now that I am involved with learning how to use a different camera…it takes me much, much, longer… but it’s so much fun!

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Wild flowers grow everywhere here. Even right up through rocky ground. Funny, I can’t get a flower to grow in a pot for me, but they grow like crazy all over this park.

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Just across the street from the entrance to the campground is a day use area where lots of people come to park their cars and launch small boats, rafts, and kayaks into the water. The fishing is great and most everyone says they catch their limits everyday. Bill and I cleared that parking lot from tumble weeds and overgrown grass just prior to the beginning of the fishing season. Just look how nice it looks now?

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Bill and I also trimmed all the low hanging branches from all these trees so the maintenance crew can get under them with the lawn mowers without hitting their heads on the branches. Bill used a small chainsaw to cut down the branches, and I would drag them over to the side of the roadway and pile them up to be taken away to the burn pile. Who knew we would turn into such good landscapers!

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In the far background of this next picture you can see where the horses, that come past our moterhome almost every evening, live. They are allowed to just wander all over those hills, but they always go back to their home base at night.

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This ladder to nowhere just cracks me up every time I pass it so I thought I would take a picture and share it on my blog. It just sits out there in the middle of nowhere, I guess in case someone wants to climb over the barbed wire fence that is open just a few feet down from the ladder…

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I love these log fences that surround the campgrounds so I thought I would take a picture of it too.

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Then, it’s back up the long road that leads me back to where our moterhome is parked behind the house in the distance.

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When I arrived back at our little ranch…. I decided to take some more pictures of flowers that are blooming in our yard.

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I don’t know what kind of flowers these are but there are big yellow and black fuzzy bees all over them..

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They also have cute little ladybugs on the leaves, like the one in the center of this picture.

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Around the back of the house where we are parked is what my neighbor told me she thinks is a gooseberry bush. Some of the berries are red…

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And some are blue. I thought they were blueberries but what do I know?

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I will never be at a loss for things to practice taking pictures of around here, and hopefully, as I practice you will start to see improvements in the quality of the pictures I take. Right now there is just so much to read in the on-line manual, and try to remember… I tell you I don’t know how anyone can store that much information in their head. I so admire people that can read a manual and apply the information spot on… I try, but most of what I learn is through trail and error before I obtain anything remotely close to success…but if nothing else, I am tenacious… 🙂

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Hope you enjoyed my walk in the park. Thanks for coming along. My favorite picture I took this morning is the 7th one down from the top of the log fence. Would love to know if you see one you like better than the others?

Stay Tuned!

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ellen Martin
    Jul 18, 2016 @ 19:57:34

    Loved all the pictures. Beautifully taken. I too like the fence. Flowers an barries were pretty. So lucky to be able to take it all in.😄

    Reply

    • beyondcinderella
      Jul 19, 2016 @ 11:24:00

      Thank you my dear long time friend for stopping by my site and leaving you comments. Bill and I are loving our new retirement travel lifestyle. Everyday is a new adventure and we meet the nicest people along the way. Hope all is well with you and yours.

      Reply

  2. gotham girl
    Jul 19, 2016 @ 12:19:34

    Love your morning walk! So much nature to feed the soul! Photos are looking great gal! Yes, that image is my favorite too and will share some thoughts on how you can make that great photo even better! 🙂 Will look forward to spending time together in Sept/Oct when you’re back! Love you!

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