Independence Day is something we have never celebrated before and now it ia national holiday that we get to be involved in! Adam got Friday off work so we had a great 3 day weekend 🙂
We knew that we weren’t going to be heading out to watch any fireworks as we couldn’t leave Maisy alone so we ended up going for a nice walk & an explore Saturday morning. We headed to Blakeley State Park, which is around a 10 minute drive from us. It was $3 per adult to enter and we got a map, a self-guided tour and a bit of historical literature. We parked up and decided to have a wander on our own rather than use the guide. It was so hot and we knew that we wouldn’t get it all done in a couple of hours.
The history of the park is quite interesting and is Blakeley is now known as a ghost town, only there aren’t any buildings left as nature has taken over the site over the years. It was a very picturesque woodland and a perfect place to photograph 3 new dresses for blog posts. We explored the walkways and just had a couple of hours taking in nature. The park is right on the Tensaw River Delta so I was on the lookout for alligators. Unfortunately, we didn’t see any! We did see a range of bugs. Thank fully though, all bugs kept their distance and even posed for a few photos. 🙂
10 thoughts on “Blakeley & Bugs”
Love that tree with a hiding place, but not liking them bugs!! I’d have dropped my camera if I’d have taken pics of them and they decided to move! 😳
I wasn’t too bad with them…Adam was the one who was jumping about here, there & everywhere!!
Did you get caught out changing dresses for the photo shoot?! I wouldn’t be getting my kit off with all those bugs around for fear of one of them crawling inside – yuk!
Ha! Luckily our truck has tinted windows, so changing outfits wasn’t too bad….I think I confused a few walkers with the changing outfits though 🙂
I’m definitely jealous of your proximity to a national park, but less so of some of the wildlife 😬 Alligator spotting sounds fun though – at a distance! Looking forward to seeing photos of your makes with such a stunning backdrop 🙂
I was quite surprised at how nice it was and we didn’t even walk around half of it! I was a little scared of walking through the woodland trails because of the insects, I didn’t mind the boarded trails though 🙂
Love your dragonfly photo! We’ve got some bright blue ones around here, and I’m forever trying to shoot them and not being fast enough. Looks like such a beautiful place.
I hope Maisy wasn’t too scared by the fireworks on the 4th. We got lucky here–usually people buy them and shoot them off for days, but I think all the press about the fire in Wenatchee (and the pleadings by the local fire chiefs) kept that to a minimum. It’s been so hot and dry here that fireworks are particularly dangerous now; a wheat field a few miles away from our house burned just the other day.
I’ve never seen dragonflies that big! They were quite still too when resting- perfect for photos!
Wow- fireworks and dry fields doesn’t sound like a great combination! Maisy was fine when inside but she was scared whenever we went outside
Bugs abound! Truly the South is a collection of interesting creatures.
Interesting is definitely the right word!!!