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IMG_0702, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

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Reflections on Water

Reflections on Water, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Once again we had a lovely time camping with the family at Davis Lake. You just can’t do any better than good people, nature, and quiet stillness.

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Looking for Dinner

Looking for Dinner, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

This bird kept looking down at the water. So fun to just watch it. We were worried it would consider the dogs as prey. After all, they are small enough to be an option for it. They must have been too camp nasty to look tasty.

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Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

So the amazing thing was Karen, I, and the dogs went for a little walk along the creek, walked around a bend, and there, in the middle of a marshy area was this bald eagle. Really amazing. I can’t do it justice, still cursing under my breath that I need a bigger lens. But I managed to get a few shots that were OK. So cool to see one that close to us. What fantastic creatures they are.

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On The Move

On The Move, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Love this time of year… so many baby ducks running around. Or should I say… swimming around. So cute.

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Still Reflection

Still Reflection, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Taken with the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT.

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The Claw

The Claw, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Interesting and strange trees about camp.

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A Room With a View

A Room With a View, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

From this hour I ordain myself loosed of limits and imaginary lines.       -Walt Whitman

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Perched, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Log at Davis Lake, Oregon.

Taken July 19, 2008 with the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT.

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Painted Sky, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Skies over Davis Lake, Oregon.

Taken on July 23, 2007 with the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT.

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Time Away

Our View, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

We had such a great time camping with the HSWH. We loved hanging out, spending time, and getting to know Don’s kids and their families better. They’re such great people and we’re thankful they invited us along and let us in on the annual camping trip. Thanks so much to Mom and Don as well. You two are amazing people and we love you both very much. Also… the Kevster, and getting to ride down the river on the rubber raft with you… very fun, sort of. Bet you’re still wondering why you agreed to come along on that little sojourn. 🙂 And, lastly… Weston… he was such a great little guy on this trip. He got to be off his lead quite a bit and he handled himself like a little gentleman. He never really ran off, and he was so good around the kids and in camp. He also got to make friends with Luke, which I think, after much sniffing, he liked very much. We’re lucky… he’s a really great little guy, a guy who had a spectacular time. In fact, he had such a great time it took him two days of sleeping, a lot, to recover.

Now, we’re home again, back at work, doing our work thing… but it was so good to get away, relax, enjoy the peace, enjoy the company of great people, and just be for awhile. Camping is good. I mean, what could be better than nature, quiet, a slower pace, long days, and simplicity.

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Karen and Kevin

Kevin and Karen, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Later on Saturday Karen and Kevin took the kayak back down the river to the lake to explore and paddle around a bit. I think Kev liked it.

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Mom and Me

Mom and Me, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

On Saturday Mom and I took the kayak for a spin. We went out toward the main body of the lake, then turned around and headed up stream with the intent of taking the kayak back to the camp site. We almost made it, but couldn’t quite get passed the last turn and the last stretch of stream before the camp site. We paddled with all our might, but kept getting pushed backwards and toward the bank by the current. Karen said she could hear us laughing before she saw us. I ended up getting out of the kayak and pulling it the rest of the way to shore, with mom inside paddling to help me along. We had a really great time.

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Orange Fire

Orange Fire, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Friday had us hiking around enjoying some of the beautiful wild flowers, trees, and scenery in the area.

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Bald Eagles

Bald Eagles, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Sunset our second night at Davis Lake was beautiful and made even more so by the two Bald Eagles sitting watching over the area.

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Down Stream

Down Stream, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Thursday, our first full day camping, Karen and I decided to take the little mister along on a kayaking trip down this river, out into Davis Lake, and all the way across… then back. It ended up being a three hour trip and by the time we got back to camp we were a couple of sore muscled babes.

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Camping at Davis Lake

Summer Flowers, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

We left our place last Wednesday, July 16, after work at about 6:00 PM and pulled into the Davis Lake campground at about 10:00 PM. Nothing like good music and good company to take a person down the road. We got to Davis Lake, set up our tent, blew up our air mattress, threw in our sleeping bags, and then chatted briefly before heading to bed.

The next morning Don took me out to see this little batch of flowers growing in this old stump in the water. Very pretty.

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Morning Mist, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Mist rising on Davis Lake, Oregon.

Taken with the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT.

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Life, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Moss covered tree near Davis Lake, Oregon.

Taken with the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT.