Labor Day Camping

In my last few blog posts, I shared individual photos from a little family camping trip we took over the Labor Day weekend.  Today, I  share a few more memories, along with a few stories.  We decided to camp at South Fork campground outside of Silverthorne, CO. We ended up with a beautiful, secluded campsite with all around mountain views.   As we were setting up our campsite, my lil’ guy spotted a butterfly that was injured.

injured butterfly

As he gets older, his heart gets bigger.  He truly is becoming my budding environmentalist.  Before cooking dinner, we decided to take a quick stroll around the campground to the South Fork River.  On our lil’ exploration, we spotted bees visiting flowers, red berries, mushrooms, and wildflowers.

wildflowerThe fire ban had been lifted in CO, so we were able to build a fire each night.  S’mores was enjoyed by all.  My lil’ guy was so proud of himself for learning how to cut firewood.

cutting firewoodThis was a perfect camping location for my husband to do a little catch and release.  When he catches the fish, my lil’ guy always wants to hold them and then release them back to their home.  My husband caught about 50 fish on this particular camping trip.

Troutfly fishingWe did some hiking and some more fishing and some more exploring which I will share with you in another post, but for now….

Mountainsget out, decompress, and enjoy your weekend.

honored // Sunshine award

flower with bees

Mona, at 22 Flowers, has nominated my blog for the Sunshine award.  I feel very honored to receive these blogging awards, not for the award itself, but for the knowledge that a talented blogger enjoys my photos and writings.

For this award, I am to answer the following questions…

  • Favorite colour? – at this moment, I am obsessed with mint green
  • Favorite animal? – dog, particularly my chocolate lab
  • Favorite number?  – 3
  • Favorite nonalcoholic drink?  – green tea with honey
  • Favorite alcoholic drink? – a glass of raspberry wine
  • Facebook or Twitter? – facebook
  • Giving or Receiving Gifts? I really enjoy giving gifts more, especially if a “perfect” gift is found for a particular person.

I am to nominate other blogs for this award.  There are so many talented bloggers that I follow; so many photographers who inspire me.  Participate as you wish, but know that I admire your work…


Sincerely, Whitney


Big Ganga Photography