It must be mid-summer because we’re back at Bon Echo Provincial Park for the annual Family and Friends camping weekend. Not much photography gets done over the five days of camping but I was able to sneak away with my brother and friend for some hiking and a little photography.
I came across this leaf during the first part of the hike and was trying to figure out what kind of bug (if it is a bug) created this interesting pattern.
And of course, a mushroom..because me. lol
This lovely row of trees lines the road entering into the campgrounds. Although not a natural look I love when trees are in lines. What can I say? I like order. LOL
Today was the start of my week long solo road trip to Maine. It is going to be a mad adventure as I hit some great places in the New England area. I’ll be camping in New York, Massachusetts and a few places along Maine’s coast up to my final stop in Acadia. Tonight I’m doing a quick stop in Caroga Lake Campground just south of the Adrionacks.
Caroga Lake State Park
Once I had the campsite set up and some dinner in my belly it was time to head out to the lake to get some shots as the light faded away.
After about an hour I wandered back to the campsite to wait for full dark before heading back to see if I could get some night shots.
The Big Dipper
Although you can see the stars, things were a little bright with all the homes across the small lake. Still it was fun to get out and enjoy a sky full of stars. Tomorrow I move on to my next campsite in Massachusetts.
The best part of camping trips is the gatherings around the campfires. With the entire gang here today we pulled out all the stops. The park finally had a fire ban in effect which still allowed us a campfire but only through the hours of 7pm-10pm.
We made the most of it and Rob had some extra fun up his sleeve for the girls. As the sun set and the fire was really glowing he pulled out some glow sticks. All the girls had fun waving them in front of my camera to create different effects. We all had a blast watching what the girls would come up with next. Here is some samples of what silliness transpired that evening.
Unfortunately the fun was over to soon and the fire had to go out which usually means lights out for all of us. We did have the wonderful music of barred owls singing to us for most of the night which kept a lot of us up but then when do you ever get to experience something like that?