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!

Site on the Water & Wild Muscadines

Our new campsite

Yesterday we extended our stay until Sunday.  Since our site was reserved by someone else for the weekend, we had to move.  It really worked out well for us, because one waterfront site happened to be available and we got it!

Storm moving in

The weather yesterday ran the gamut from drizzly in the morning, bright sunshine early in the afternoon, then a ferocious, short lived storm late in the afternoon.

I was out walking the dogs while Ron did laundry when the sky darkened and a very frightening wind started tearing through the campground.  I was so afraid that our awning would be destroyed.  I raced back to the campsite on foot, and Ron left the laundromat when he saw the wind.  We got to the trailer about the same time.  By then the worst of the wind was past, and the deluge hit.

Fortunately the awning wasn’t damaged and we were able to get it in without incident.

Sunny and Sheba

Today is the most beautiful day you could ask for.  Balmy, sunshiny, a delicious breeze, and all the joys of camping on the water.  I have loved watching the boats, jet skis, and even a giant houseboat go by.

Mostly, I’ve just basked in the peace of the panorama of blue skies and blue water while I worked on a cross stitch project for the trailer.   It’s a bicycle in grass with its basket brimming with flowers.  The caption reads, “It’s all about the JOURNEY.”  Isn’t that perfect for a Casita?  I plan to put it on the divider wall.

Wild muscadine grapes

On one of our walks today we found wild muscadine grapes!  A few were ripe enough to pick and eat.  What a fun surprise.

Ripe wild muscadines

 

 

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