You just never know who you’ll run into!
I stopped by the State Park in Osage Beach the other day to eat my lunch and to enjoy the sun - which had been more than a little elusive these past few weeks. Pulling up to one of the picnic tables I heard something rumbling around inside a trash bin. Curious, I softly honked my horn, hoping to stir the animal’s curiosity as well. Immediately this little character popped up.
He took a quick look, and then dropped back down into the can to continue his business. I was so tickled at this encounter I just sat quietly in the car for a while and readied my camera. A few more minutes passed and I gave another little honk. Again he popped up, perhaps a little disgruntled this time, because after giving me a good long stare he scurried out and back into the trees. I was a little sorry I had interrupted his meal, but delighted to have snapped this shot.
With camera in hand, I drove around the park and decided to take some more shots.
I remember thinking that day as I was driving around that the lake looked more awesome than ever. But as I was uploading the lake shots I realized that the lake is often as nice as it looks in the photos. After several days of rain, though, everything tends to look newer and brighter. Know what I mean?
I’ve edited those shots from the park that day into this one minute slideshow .
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