A Mini Post

It's been a while since I've seen an old fire tower.

It’s been a while since I’ve seen an old fire tower.

…A mini post as far as content today.

We didn’t see the ships today.  Ron was sick and spent most of the day in bed.  I am not feeling great, either.  It didn’t help that it was really cold today.

Another wonderful old tree.

Another wonderful old tree.

So I just walked Sheba around the park, and that was the extent of our adventures.  Except for the price shock of the little country grocery store we stocked up at this evening.  WOW!

But the refrigerator and freezer are packed, so we are good for a week or so.

Tomorrow is supposed to be up in the 60’s and sunny.  Probably it would be a good day for visiting the Pinta and Nina.  But we have decided to wait until the weekend crowd is over.  The ships will be here until the 23rd.  So we’ll wait for a warm, sunny day during the week.

I love rock scaping!

I love rock scaping!

I was thrilled to see two kinds of tiny wild violets blooming all over the campground today.

Also tomorrow is laundry day.  I have a new laundry system that I tried out at Gail’s house, and it’s a perfect solution to being where laundromats are not available or are not clean.

It’s a Wonder Wash and a spin dryer that gets the clothes damp dry.  (I also have a Wonder Wash at home for power outages and love it.) And I have a wooden rack I’ll secure to the trailer as unobtrusively as possible to dry them on.  I’ll show you how it works out tomorrow.  🙂

 

I’ll close with some sweet little violet pictures:

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We Found Spring!

Bee on redbud tree blossoms

Bee on redbud tree blossoms

When we got to Coleman Lake on Sunday, it was windy and chilly.  But Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday were the kind of days that spring dreams are made of —  golden sunshine, blue skies, white puffy clouds, and temperatures in the 70’s.

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Bluets, I think.

I had almost  forgotten the wonder of sunshine on my shoulders radiating warmth down into my bones.  And soft, balmy breezes that felt like caresses against my winter-weary skin.  And the whole world seemingly bursting with new buds and shoots and blossoms.

 

We’re home now, and the rain and dreary weather are back.  But those four beautiful days will live in our memories for a long time.

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Violet

 

I’ll wait till tomorrow to post camping photos.  Today I want to share spring flower photos with all of you up North who are despairing that spring will ever arrive.

Another kind of violet.  The flower looks like a birdsfoot violet, but the leaves are wrong.

Another kind of violet. The flower looks like a birdsfoot violet, but the leaves are wrong.

Yellow violets

Yellow violets

Light blue/white violets

Light blue/white violets

I'm not sure what these are.  They reminded me of the song, "White coral bells upon a slender stalk....."

I’m not sure what these are. They reminded me of the song, “White coral bells upon a slender stalk…..”

Wild ginger flowers.  These grow on the ground and are pollinated by crawling insects.  You usually have to move back leaf litter to find them.

Wild ginger flowers. These grow on the ground and are pollinated by crawling insects. You usually have to move back leaf litter to find them.

We saw this flowering tree when we drove into Tallapoosa for groceries.

We saw this flowering tree when we drove into Tallapoosa for groceries.

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And a flower of the animal kingdom. 🙂

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