My birthday weekend

Last weekend was my birthday, and my husband, knowing what I needed the most, carted me away to BEAUTIFUL Caddo Lake for the weekend. If you have never been to Caddo Lake, it truly is a Texas must-see. It is the only natural lake in the state, and hosts a unique ecosystem similar to the Florida Everglades. Our plan was to put our ski boat in the water and tour the many inlets of the lake, taking pictures of wildlife. True to form, our boat didn’t start. Luckily, the quaint lakeside cabin at which we were staying, came with a complimentary canoe and all required accoutrements. We set off on a two and a half hour excursion of the lake.

Here are some of the beautiful scenes my husband captured on his camera:

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I love to kayak. It instantly became clear that the next time we went to Caddo lake, we needed to bring our kayaks! There were so many places in the shallow lake that you could only reach with a kayak. (Want to try kayaking? Visit

Our second day, we rented a small fishing boat with a motor. We spent four hours on the water and were able to capture some amazing shots of wildlife. Here are my favorites:

These first two are pictures of Barred Owls. We enjoyed hearing these two hoot back and forth.

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Followed by snakes- I think Broad banded Water Snakes, but I am not sure, and a Prothonotary Warbler?

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This weekend is just what I needed! A little sun, a little nature, a little water, a little wildlife, and one on one time with my husband!

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