Sometimes we look at sights in nature but don't really see. While hiking in the woods the other day, it became a realization that we need to open our heart and eyes to see the beauty of the simple things in nature with each season. There is so much order and purpose in His creation. God has given us awesome beauty in this world to see and enjoy... if we would but stop to see and feel it. Join us as this blog is about stopping to see the real beauty around touch and feel it... "Through the Lens".

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Lazy, Hazy Days

This morning Gerri & I got up around 7:30, made some hot tea since neither of us drink coffee, read some blogs on the computer and just eased into the day. This is such a nice time of day in the campground. I fixed Gerri some oatmeal and me some pancakes with warm maple syrup and they were really good and hit the spot.

I decided to clear a little more around the lower end of the lake to open up the area for a breeze and a better view of the lake for the campers.

DSC03416  DSC03413We have cleared about 100 feet of the lake bank so far and have about 40 more feet to clear and that project will be complete as well as look so much better.

Gerri grilled us some Cheddarwurst dogs and baked potatoes for lunch and they were really good. We just chilled for a couple hours after lunch watching as campers started coming in for the long weekend.

Later we decided to go the Country Store at Callaway Gardens and get a couple of diet cokes.

 DSC03402 DSC03399 That store sets on top of the hill overlooking Callaway property and also with a view of the Steeplechase area of the gardens. DSC03412 DSC03411 We sat and visited for about an hour and enjoyed some time away from the campground.

We got back to the campground and had some more campers in for the weekend, a seemingly great group of people and very friendly. One camper made three laps, oops make that 6 laps before finally deciding on a spot……decisions decisions. Just about the time we finished our rounds, the rains came and it sounded so good in the motor home, it made us want to take a nap.  Thirty minutes later, the rains stopped and the sun was shining.

We finished off the day by watching television and just enjoying the evening together. We hope you had a great day also.


  1. The brush clearance by the lake turned out good. And...your views at the Calloway Gardens were wonderful.

    Enjoy a great day tomorrow, too.

  2. That sounds like a wonderful day, Mike. Time to enjoy each other's company is always a good thing. Sounds like you are building up an amusing collection of camp hosting stories!

  3. Your project is coming right along. What a great view it will be.

    Don't work too hard!

  4. What a lovely post. Days like this make it all worth while.

  5. Sounds like the perfect full-time day. Just taking it as it comes. Big hugs to both of you.

  6. OH what a nice job you guys did on the lakeshore. Around our neck of the woods you can not cut anything other than grass or weeds along the river. Anything bigger around than your thumb is against the law. They consider the root systems of the natural shrubbery and tree necessary to prevent erosion and you are in big trouble if you clear anything within so many feet of shorelines.

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  7. Enjoyed the pictures, when we lived in Tallahassee we got up to that area quite often. But that was a long time ago...
    I love the early mornings,,,,it is a great time of the day!!!

    Enjoy the Fall!!


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