Early morning in the forest — Natural Bridge Campground

Our day starts with a walk around the campground.

The signs of autumn appear in the changes of light through the trees . . .. . .  and the first blush of color on leaves.

Spike sniffs the air and makes his marks.

Bridget rides in her stroller and enjoys the tour.

We meet another camper and Spike says hello.

Everywhere there is a delight for the eyes.

The soft sound of the river is ever present.

My heart fills with gratitude.

I could stay in these moments forever.



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29 Responses to Early morning in the forest — Natural Bridge Campground

  1. Just lovely, Sue. I, too, feel fortunate for the sights and views of this wonderful time of year. Very fortunate to be able to live in the midst of it all.

  2. Fall is one of my favorite times of the year

  3. Carla says:

    Love the pictures and can just imagine the sound. Tell Bridget and Spike hello.

  4. Sherry says:

    A beautiful post Sue. The world certainly is gorgeous. Color is coming to the Blue Ridge Mountains here. It is beautiful but fall always feels a bit like a sad time to me somehow unlike spring which always seems bursting with joy.

    But we can all certainly use this day of balance in both Fall and Spring. Happy Fall Equinox to you and your crew.

  5. earthdancerimages says:

    Chuck and I have often said how lucky we have been to have lived this life as we go wheeling down the highway to new adventures! So happy it is happening for you too! Beautiful campground, gorgeous photographs! Keep on living the life!

  6. Angie2B says:

    Sue, such a nice post. I would stay there for weeks. Hope all is well with you.

  7. Jim says:

    You (I was gonna say lucky but one makes his luck) lady. What beauty and as one who believes in today, I see through your eyes the beauty and I enjoy it. One never really knows how long our trail is but it’s the joy along the way that makes it so sweet. It is how one looks at things. Like the long road from San Diego to Las Vegas and how someone once remarked to me the sides of the roads (out in the sands) are littered with millions of broken bottles. My next trip I paid attention to that but saw it as a sea of diamonds shining in the afternoon sun. Even here in the deserts of Arizona one can find beauty if only we look for it. Thanks for the update Sue, and I hope little Bridget is doing better. Looking forward to the little trip to Sedona on the 2nd. Travel safely, Jim

  8. Neita says:

    Beautiful post! It’s sounds like a poem. Mornings are so special.

  9. klbexplores says:

    I can hear the sounds, smell the air, feel the crispness. The beauty of an early autumn day!! Great post!

  10. Gayle says:

    Yesterday I saw the Endeavour come home to California over the St. Monica Pier; and, today’s I read your poetic entry with gorgeous photos. Our soul can soar — through compassionate technology and the beauty of nature, the joy of animals, and the sharing kind words. Thank you.

  11. Glenda Cornwill says:

    Such pretty photos and lovely description Sue. You are truly blessed!!

  12. Lacy says:

    So grateful that you share these beautiful sights with us. Have a good rest of the day Sue!

  13. Chuck says:

    Prose and pictures are spectacular !!!!!!!

  14. Barb Brown says:

    Your pictures make feel like I am there. Beautiful morning

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  16. Kathryn says:

    Susan..oh gosh what has happened to Spike? I have not ben able to follow you like I want to. You know why. But I am here in the background. Please write and tell me what happened to this baby. I have a good vet here who will help her. Can you come home?

  17. Kathryn says:

    Consider applying for a credit card called Care Credit It is for pet emergency and is accepted by most vets. There is a grace period where there is no interest. You can apply on line and will know in 24 hours. Keep this just for this cause and it can only be used for pets.
    Bridget needs a vet internist and she can’t wait 10 days if she is in pain. Do you want me to find you one in the closest town? I can’t take pets suffering let alone for 10 days. What is the closest vet school? Look up vet internists in your area and skip the general vet and don’t wait. Who cares if the bill is cheap if she is left in pain without care. A cheap bill won’t matter if she is hurting. Your instinct was right cheap usually means not the best. I would take her somewhere else and not back to that creepy place. My vet internist here in Marietta will fix her up. I just looked back and read up on what is going on and it seems vague as to its cause. Is this the dog that sort of nipped at the other dog a while back? Maybe she wasn’t feeling well then. I am upset..

  18. Terrie (Happee Kamper) says:

    Being an “armchair” traveler, I truly enjoy all of your posts. If I close my eyes, I can almost hear the water, smell the forest, and feel the caress of the morning sun. If I ever hit the lottery!!!…LoL

  19. Dwayne says:

    I hope you know just how many people’s lives are enriched by reading your words and seeing your photos. Thank you!

  20. gingerda says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!! Thank you for sharing with us

  21. Words that match your beautiful surroundings. Autumn is so brief and special. As an RV’ers we have the good fortune to be able to follow her south and extend the visit. Enjoy your journey, I know I am.
    Box Canyon Mark
    From Lovely Ouray, Colorado, where fall peaks as I speak.

  22. Laurie says:

    Thank you, Sue! I am grateful for you sharing these beautiful moments with us.

  23. rvsueandcrew says:

    Thanks, everyone, for writing your reactions to today blog photos. I want you to know I read all comments and enjoy knowing that my efforts aren’t wasted. I try to respond individually to comments, but when I don’t, know that the thoughts you’ve shared with me and readers are appreciated.

  24. Carol says:

    origins teaching hospital is in Corvallis, excellent treatment, we have had horses there..

    when taking the stroller over rough terrain, it’s easier to pull it,easier on you and Bridget, not so rough.I used a stroller like this For my girlsAs I’m in a wheelchair now, myself, I can attest to the comfor of being pulled over rough terrain.you can be sur,Sue, when I’m able I’ll be following your trail in my old LaxySaze.

    you jnow how to find the perfect placeUniversity of Orego, Corvallis, more city driving, in a college town, no leslazy Daze classC

  25. Tia in North Carolina says:

    Love the Fal. Every season has it’s sights and sounds. In the summer, the smell of fresh cut grass and sometimes wild onions. In the fall it is the smell of wood burning. In my back yard, it is the sound of the acorns falling and bouncing on my deck. The sight of busy squirrels keeping my dogs on alert.

  26. Marcia says:

    Your photos just keep getting better and better. These really bring home the essence of early Fall.
    And your Crater Lake pics were lovely!

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