Sunday, November 10, 2019

A nice day today, very quite and peaceful.....




Our Location: Roosevelt State Park, Morton, MS

We are nestled among the trees, too many trees in my opinion, with very little sunlight making it’s way to our Igloo. However I understand the trees allow campers to actually enjoy the area during the hot summer months and so it is what it is.

Roosevelt State Park, Morton, MS

The park is very picturesque with an abundance of greens, browns, and a few splashes of fall colours here and there. The park is very hilly and makes walking a bit more difficult as it is constantly up and down hill, with some of them being very steep, while others are steep and long. I haven’t walked any of the trails but I have walked most of the way to the second campground which is a couple of miles away.

Baseball field at the park.

The grounds here are littered with dry brown leaves which crackle underfoot, long brown pine needles, pine cones and regular forest stuff. Under that is of course a bit of grass but mostly sand, a whitish sand which we are used to seeing in our many visits to Mississippi. Not quite the white sand of the beaches on the gulf coast but I suppose we could call it an ivory colour. Here and there are splashes of fall colour but for most part the trees here are still in leaf. Of course some never lose their foliage in this area until new leaves are pushing the old greens off, the Live Oaks come to  mind.
 
Some colour here in the park of mostly green.

The water is so clear you can see the sandy bottom but not the water.

This campground has 4 campers now including us and is pretty quiet overall. A few tenters with a couple of school age children were parked just down the way from us and it was nice to hear the little folks enjoying their warm days here in the park. 

 
The lake here at Roosevelt.

A great blue heron takes off this morning.


I don’t have a lot to share today so I’ll leave you with some photos of the park.

The great blue heron before take off.

Until next time… take care, be safe,

Deb





6 comments:

  1. Looks very nice there. I hope the cold wave doesn't get that far south, but it may.

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    1. Yep it is supposed to get here tomorrow but just for one day, 2 nights. I don't think we could beat it unless we were already through Texas. However the good news is no snow, only one day of cold and we are able to run an electric heater through the night to help with the cold. We have at least one or two cold days like this before leave our summer location every year.

      Take care, be safe,
      Deb

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    1. Ah you caught that, thank you for recognizing my error. It should indeed be capitalized as it is a noun. Thank you Mr. Clampitt, I will correct it.

      Take care, be safe,
      Deb

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  3. Beautiful picture of the Great Blue Heron taking off with the reflection of the trees in the lake.
    Sounds like a nice place to spend time enjoying life. Take care.

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    1. Thanks Deb. Those photos were taken with my phone but they turned out well.

      Take care, be safe,
      Deb

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