On Saturday evening we celebrated Kaefer's 15th birthday which had been a few days before that. She had invited her best friend for a sleepover and in the evening we went to the lake for a picnic.
It had been a beautiful, sunny day, and the evening was lovely as well. Not so warm any more but still nice. We chose our usual picnic spot with a great view of the lake. The water was quite still, and the slowly setting sun basked everything in a warm light.
The turkey vultures were quite active. Some of them flew again and again into a tree next to our site, but they never stayed long.
One of them obviously thought that he was tired of roadkill and scavenged the barbecue at the picnic sites. It was rather interesting to watch. I was surprised that he went for the barbecue, especially since we were so close by. Usually, turkey vultures are rather shy and fly away as soon as you get close. Obviously the remains in that barbecue completely outbeat any fear of us (the people who were there before did not clean up the site very well and left quite a lot of trash; this is something I find totally rude and selfish).
This is my Photo of the Week
When we were done eating, the girls did some exploring...
and I left with camera in hand while the Geek preferred to stay at the table to read.
I saw quails (I really like these guys)...
and beautiful spider webs in the trees right at the lake.
The two older couples who were watching the sunset I found rather touching.
When we finally went home again, there - of course - was cake. Orange-chocolate cake with chocolate shavings on top. Kaefer's favorite.