Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Big Sandy Camping
So next thing you know Brian the Brit who had just returned from the UK was driving us over the bumpy dirt road to Big Sandy. It was about 7 miles of very slow going but we had no trouble finding ourselves a great campsite. $18 a night for campsites BTW. There's fairly clean pit toilets there and all the campsites have fire rings with grills and sturdy picnic tables.
Pictures just don't do the experience justice. The place is truly magical.
Here they are with some dying corn lilies and other flowers. I think Brian got better shots of the these.
Have to admit to be partial to the late day light. It seems to get progressively better as the day winds down. Where as the morning light gets worse as the sun rises.
All in all it was a great but short camping trip. Saw a lot of beautiful scenes and took so many photos that it's difficult to just pick a few. Also took a lot of video which I'm not sure what to do with.
The YWA plein air group is going here for September. Hope I can make it back there with them. Though most all the flowers will be gone it would still be a great place to paint. Later in fall the Apsen and oaks turn gold and the Dogwoods will be pink. I'm guessing late October and early November are going to be colorful times to be in this area.