Sometimes it’s good to shake things up a bit, instead of staying with the old familiar things. I’d camped at Kerr Lake (Buggs Island Lake, if you prefer) a half-dozen times, but never this place. I had been all set to go to a familiar campground, a known campsite, but the potential for a government shutdown last week (which would include that campground) made me change my plans and stay at a state park instead. It was all new and that turned out to be great for me and for my photographer’s eye.
By sunset the first night, the afternoon clouds had cleared off and I was treated the soft oranges and blues of sunset on the water.
The next morning was just as stunning. Although I was facing west, the morning colors reflected on the still water were gorgeous.
I only had one night at this spot, choosing to move to a spot with hookups (electric and water) because both sites were shady and I’d run out of battery power soon enough without the electric connection. No one came into that first spot though, so I wandered over there a few times to capture the view.
The view out my back window in spot #2 was pretty sweet. I paddled over to it from the boat launch one day, looking up at my little Alto hidden in the trees.
Sometimes, all it takes is a different view of something familiar to make you see the beauty you’d been taking for granted.
Look at everything as though you are seeing it either for the first or last time, then your time on earth will be filled with glory.