Sunsets around the U.S.A.

A perfect ending to any day is watching a beautiful sunset.

Sunset at Campfire Lodgings in Asheville, NC
Sunset at Thirty Mile Point Lighthouse at Golden Hill State Park, NY
Key West Sunset, Florida
Sunset at Dungeness Harbor, Washington
Sunset on West Point Lake, Georgia
Sunset on West Point Lake, Georgia
Sunset over the Gulf of Mexico, Topsail Hill State Park, FL
Sunset over Lake Chicot
Sunset over Lake Chicot, Arkansas
Sunset from Mackinaw City, MI
Sunset at Flamingo Campground in January, 2012
Sunset at Flamingo Campground, Everglades National Park, FL
Henry enjoying a beautiful sunset at Cape Disappointment
Cape Disappointment, Washington

Inspired by Ingrid’s Wandering Wednesday photo prompt – sunset

June in the Butterfly Garden

My butterfly garden is full of colorful blooms and the butterflies are starting to take notice.

Butterfly on Mexican Sunflower
Monarch on Milkweed
Mexican Sunflower
Purple Coneflower
Black Eyed Susan

The birds continue to come by daily.

Male Painted Bunting
Tufted Titmouse
Ruby Throated Hummingbird
The cardinals search for dropped seeds on the ground beneath the bird feeder

Happy Summer!

Linked to Ingrid’s Wandering Wednesday – Flowers

Waterfront Camping

There’s nothing better than having a view of water from our campsite. During our twelve years of part time RV’ing we have found waterfront campsites in many different places.

Skagway boat harbor as seen from our campsite
Pullen Creek RV Park, Skagway, Alaska
Watching for whales in Haines, Alaska
Oceanside RV Park, Haines, Alaska
View of Mount Redoubt from our campsite
Deep Creek Beach State Park, Alaska
We enjoyed watching the boats going out in the bay our last morning in Homer
Baycrest RV Park, Homer, Alaska
Sunset over Lake Seminole at Eastbank Campground
Eastbank COE Campground, Georgia
Morning sky from our site at Goose Island State Park
 Goose Island State Park, Texas
Relaxing behind our campsite at Inks Lake State Park, Burnett, Texas
Inks Lake State Park, Burnett, Texas
Cypress Trees in Lake Bistineau
Lake Bistineau State Park, Louisiana
Maumelle COE Campground, Arkansas

This post was inspired by  Ingrid’s Wandering Wednesday – Water.

Wandering Wednesday – Water

I have lived within a few miles of the Atlantic Ocean for most of my life. A dock connects our back yard to a tidal creek.

At low tide, there’s just a trickle of water in the creek.

Georgia Tidal Creek at low tide

During the low tide, wading birds walk along the creek bed searching for food.

Roseate Spoonbill in Georgia salt water tidal creek
Roseate Spoonbill
Tri Colored Heron finds a snack in a Georgia creek
Tri Colored Heron finds a snack in a Georgia creek
Juvenile Little Blue Heron
Searching for a treat in the tidal creek

When the tide is high, it’s a different world.

When the tide is high enough, we can hop in the boat and go for a ride

At the mouth of the creek we enter a river and explore the coastal waters.

Boat ride in Georgia waters near Tybee Island
Uninhabited Georgia Barrier Island only reachable by boat

And during the summer, when the tide is just right, we can catch fresh blue crabs for supper.

Nothing better than catching, cooking, and eating Georgia Blue Crabs
Nothing better than catching, cooking, and eating Georgia Blue Crabs

This post was inspired by  Ingrid’s Wandering Wednesday.