Sunday, June 26, 2011

Heron Lake State Park Camping Weekend

This past weekend, we were camping at a state park in northwest New Mexico, at a lake called Heron Lake. On Friday morning, we took Miki for a walk from the campground down to the lake. The above image was taken right along one part of the shoreline. It was such a pretty morning!

Here's the same shoreline, but just a bit further back! I always love to show green in New Mexico. So many folks think the everywhere in the Southwest is just like Phoenix! And, as you can see from the image above, that simply isn't true!

This image was taken as we walked back to the campsite. These trees seem to be those that would grow in a sort of boggy soil. However, the soil wasn't really boggy on this morning - it was just very soft sandy soil. Still, I do love the look of these trees, don't you?

As we walked along the rocky upper shoreline, these pretty white flowers were blooming all over the place! I don't know what they are called. I did find some Georgia O'Keeffe painting of just these flowers. What did she call them? White Flower!! I think I'm in excellent company calling them exactly that!

The evenings were great, too! We only got to have a campfire on the first evening we were there (a state-wide open fire ban went into effect the next morning), so this was the only sunset we saw from outside. The little gnats and other biting bugs were just too overwhelming without the shield of the smoke from the campfire to protect us. Still, this was a pretty beautiful site!


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