Pictures of the Week – Friday, April 27th

The past week brought us back to our home state for a full week of camping, BBQ and caving before heading down to South Pittsburgh, TN, for the National Cornbread Festival.

Unfortunately, our welcome home involved day after day of rainy weather and plenty of nights where the temperature dipped down to the low 40s or even 30s. Not the homecoming we wanted, but we made the best of it and got a few good pictures along the way.

Here are the pictures we found worthy of “Picture of the Week” status.

Foggy Mornings

One result of cold, rainy weather? Foggy mornings. But when you don’t have to get in your car and drive to work with everyone else, fog can actually be pretty. Especially when it coincides with a pretty lake and a sunrise.

When Edie emerged from our tent one morning during our stay at Big Bear Resort, she was greeted with quite a picturesque scene of Kentucky Lake. So she braved the chilly weather a little longer to grab her camera and get this shot.

Protective Parents

Our last morning at Big Bear was BEAUTIFUL! Warm, sunny, and barely a cloud in the sky. The water was literally sparkling! It was a Monday morning, so all the weekend campers had gone back home the day before, and we practically had the campground to ourselves. Except for the wildlife that was also out enjoying the day.

There had been a family of geese that hung around the portion of the lake adjacent to our campsite. They were out for a swim together on this pretty day. Mom and Dad kept a close eye on Edie as she made her way to the water’s edge and kept all the little goslings between them as they hurried away.

I Thought You Loved Me

One of the downsides of camping for Knox is that he typically gets a bath when we’re done. We think he’s starting to understand the pattern – he hides under anything available and avoids the bathrooms. The treats don’t work as well to lure him in as they did the first time.

After the “torture” is over and Knox is done shaking and rubbing his face along the carpet, he sits and stares at us with a complex mix of emotions on his face. Sometimes he seems to be plotting our demise while in the next moment he looks at us with such intense sadness in his eyes that seem to say “How could you do this? I thought you loved me!”

Poor little puppy. But he gets lots more love and cuddles when he’s clean!

Blowin’ In The Wind

A bonus this week: 4 pictures instead of 3!

We were awakened Thursday morning just before 4 a.m. to blindingly bright lightning, loud claps of thunder, hard rain, and some seriously roaring wind. Initially, we weren’t going to move from our snug little spot under the sleeping bag…but then the wind started blowing the side of the tent on top of us…with some nice wet rain, too! It took about 10 seconds from that point to make the mad dash from tent to truck, with Knox on our heels.

Just how bad was this little storm? Well, from the picture above, you can see it was strong enough to topple a triceratops!! Pretty impressive, huh? Unfortunately, these winds were also strong enough to wrap our canopy around the truck. Oops!