Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Camp Taz SMT 69

Well, it's been a very busy week for me. This past week was the 8th annual spring Camp Taz. As many of you know, I have a group of  friends that I met online on the Weight Watchers site that come for a week each spring and fall. This year was one of the smallest groups, but it didn't stop us from having a fabulous time. We were able to kayak every day, so I thought I'd share the pics that were taken on the creek on our kayak runs. I'm going to caption the pictures for you.
This is a nutria, a  beaver like rodent that lives in the creek.

Obviously a turtle on a log. They usually jump off the log before you can get close enough to get a picture of them.
Canada Geese on a sandbar in the shallows

Geese in Flight. I think we made them mad.

Beaver dam

3 of nine deer that were standing in a field (see the white flag of the tail on the right) when we left to go kayaking on a long run.

Great White Egrets

Irises along the creek. I love these flowers.

The other three campers

These osprey are building a nest in a tree right across from our boat ramp and dock. If you look, you can see the stick in the talons of the bird in flight.

This pollen on the water. It looked like it had snowed.

A wisteria along the banks of the creek. It wasn't a deep purple this year like it usually it, but still beautiful
The four campers on our final morning, shortly after returning from our last kayaking trip for this camp with our lattes. Don't we look relaxed and happy? Time to get back to crafting.
 Hope you enjoyed the pictures. I can't begin to tell you how much I enjoyed the week. Spending a week with 3 good friends, laughing and solving the problems of the universe or at least our small portion of it PRICELESS.

This blog is for the Sassy Cheryl Show Me Thursday Post. You should all  think about sharing a little bit of yourself and posting a link on her blog. You never know, you might just win a free image. Thanks for stopping by.


  1. oh wow shirley,those photographs are awesome.Mo especially liked the nutria,turtle & the ospreys!!
    i bet you have all had an awesome week.
    huge hugs Lou xxxx

  2. What fabulous photos - thanks for sharing. Having such beautiful scenery to look at would make the week so relaxing. Glad you enjoyed your visit with your friends.

  3. Wonderful nature pics from your camp and I like the group photo! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  4. WOW! These photos are INCREDIBLE Shirley. I'm so jealous! And that one with the pollen is just crazy. Kind of makes you think about all that stuff being in the air. UGH!
    So glad that you are able to do this and I tell you, I wish I lived closer so I could join you!
    Thanks for playing in the Sassy Cheryl's SMThursday this week.

  5. Wow, Shirley, these are fabulous photos. You know I am living vicariously through you right now, right? Still seeing the white stuff out my window! LOL!

    It looked like a fabulous week with friends in the outdoors.

  6. How fun to be a part of your journey on the water Shirley! I LOVE seeing these pictures!
    What a beautiful place to live!
    hugs to ya!

  7. LOVE this post Shirley!!
    What a gorgeous area you live in...except for that pollen...That's nasty. :)

  8. Love these pics but that pollen really makes you do a double take! What a blessing to have had this time with friends