Thursday, June 27, 2013

More views from Ham Lake Campground

I love the entrance into Ham Lake.  You exit from the busy traffic and enter a dirt road covered by a canopy of trees with a promise of quieter times ahead.

It feels like coming home every time we traverse down this pathway, meandering down the curving road where you are once again welcomed.

The first time I saw this I couldn't understand why it mentioned the nautical terms

Then I took a closer look....could this be a planter made out of a boat?

Yup - it's an old boat sunk into the ground and is now a planter.

In addition to the beach area of Ham Lake on the far side of the campground there are two ponds on the other.  The bigger pond is often a site for seeing Canada geese and Sand Hill Cranes.

I saw this family on my walk today.  Both parents were on guard for any danger to their babies.

When I ventured too close they sailed away for the safety of the far side of the pond.

I had spotted two large turkeys earlier in the day when in the car but failed to have my camera with me.  You just never know what you will find out here.

Long Live the Queen of Wildlife in the Campground


  1. You'd think it was End of the Rainbow Valley...

  2. Gosh, these are fabulous photos! What an adorable family. Somehow, I missed our goose families this year. Ah well, I'll try again next year. You have a wonderful night, hugs, Edna B.