Five years ago we were wandering around Alaska in our RV. As we traveled I was always on the lookout for wildlife and we saw plenty of it.
Along with the many land and sea animals, I enjoyed seeing the birds. The Bald Eagles were my favorite and there were more Bald Eagles than I’ve ever seen anywhere else. We saw them perched in trees, soaring overhead, and even in a nest in front of the Homer Post office. The most unusual sighting was seeing one fly right beside the truck as we drove along the Homer Spit. I was so busy watching him keep up with us that I didn’t get a chance to take his picture!
Most of the flower beds around our house are planted with drought tolerant plants that can survive the summer heat here in coastal Georgia. On the summers we take off on an RV trip I don’t have to worry too much about these established plants back home.
When we are home for the summer, I like to plant a butterfly garden. This year I added new milkweed, a butterfly bush, zinnias, black eyed susans, purple coneflower, and Mexican Sunflower to attract the hummingbirds and butterflies. With all these blooms I enjoy having cut flowers from the garden.
In addition to my flowers I had a small crop of basil, jalapeño peppers and cherry tomatoes. The peppers are still producing but the tomatoes and basil are gone.
Earlier in the summer we weren’t getting very many butterflies but lately the Gulf Fritillarys and Swallowtails have been visiting the garden regularly.
During our travels around America we have been known to venture out of our way to visit a lighthouse. In honor of National Lighthouse Day (August 7) I put together a collection of some of my lighthouse photos.
East Coast Lighthouses from Maine to Florida
Portland Head Light, ME
Cape Elizabeth Lighthouse, ME
West Quaddy Light is located on the easternmost point in the U. , MES.
Ten Pound Island Lighthouse, Gloucester, MA
Ocracoke Lighthouse, NC
Cape Hatteras National Seashore, North Carolina
Bodie Island Lighthouse, NC
Haig Point, SC
The Hunting Island, SC Lighthouse is the only lighthouse in South Carolina which is open to the public
Tybee Island Lighthouse, GA
Cockspur Lighthouse, GA
St. Simons Lighthouse, GA
Cape Florida Lighthouse, FL
Ponce Inlet Lighthouse, FL
Sand Key Lighthouse, FL
Key West Lighthouse, FL
Ft. Jefferson Lighthouse, FL FL
Gulf Coast Lighthouses
Mobile Bay Lighthouse, AL
Cape San Blas Lighthouse, FL
Point Bolivar Lighthouse, FL
St George Lighthouse, FL
Great Lakes Lighthouses
Split Rock Lighthouse on Minnesota’s North Shore
Cheboygan Crib Light, MI
Muskegon Lighthouse. MI
Round Island Light, MI
Round Island Passage Ligh, MIt
Old Mackinac Point, MI
Eagle Bluff Lighthouse, Door County Peninsula, WI
Sherwood Point Lighthouse, Door County Peninsula, WI
Baileys Harbor Lower Range Light is no longer in use, WI