On our last morning walk at Storrie Lake, we took our usual round trip to the wrecked bridge and back, and as we got to that area, I noticed a large snake under one of the trees. I haven't seen a snake since Santee Lakes three years ago. That was a smaller snake, and not nearly as pretty or fancy as this one. This one didn't have rattlers, but we still didn't get too close.
Snakes aren't my thing, but I can still appreciate their beauty. Just like every other creature, they are big and small, pretty and plain, friendly and not so friendly. It's kind of amazing how that happens.
I had to take one more photo of Jeanne and Riley after our walk. Jeanne and I were standing there talking, and Riley went over to the stroller, laid down in the shade and rested.
He's such a beautiful dog. AND he has much better manners than Katie!
There are ranch-type houses right behind the electric campsite circle, and across from my site there were horses. I'm looking forward to seeing the horses at Bluewater Lake, and I understand they have babies. Can't wait to see the little ones.
Here are some of the birds I snapped while at Storrie Lake:
This guy just flew up, literally two feet from my face, and grabbed hold of the Wilson Antenna I've attached to the side of the rig outside my window. Scared me! He was there for a little bit, very curious about the antenna and ME. These were taken right through the screen.
And other bird photos:
This is a lesser goldfinch - Jeanne and John and I were watching it, it seemed to have something in it's mouth, and John said there was probably a nest in the tree.
Female Bullock's Oriole:
Male Bullock's Oriole:
Here they are together on a post:
Long-billed Curlew at the edge of Storrie Lake:
And the final bird photo, an American Robin. When I've seen these before, they were rounder and seemed to spend most of their time on the ground looking for food. Very robust birds. This bird is smaller and flew from post to post, staying ahead of us on our walk, and flew around a lot. I didn't think it was a robin, and didn't see a red breast, but Jeanne did see a flash of red. You can see a little red in this photo. Now I think it's just a skinny robin, acting weird? Maybe protecting a nest?
Here's one of our sunsets over Storrie Lake:
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Next post I have a mechanical systems question for all you people who know about those things. I've done what I could to try to find the problem, and before I spend $$$ at Camping World, I thought I'd see if you have any ideas. :)
From me and Katie, have a great Sunday, everyone! :)