About Danielle Huddleston Photography:

I am a wife, homeschool mom, a hiker, and a photographer living in Oklahoma. I love beautiful light and being in the woods. I share what I love on this blog, be they trails, pictures, or homschooling curriculum. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Archive: July, 2014

    Lake Tenkiller ~Strayhorn Landing & Hickory Flats

    Thursday, July 31st, 2014


    We first swam at Strayhorn Landing on Lake Tenkiller.


    It is a nice rocky swimming area.


    The boys had a lot of fun playing around and practicing their swimming.





    There is a nature trail between Strayhorn Landing and Tenkiller State Park.

    It is only a mile out and back (two miles total) but I was not really dressed appropriately.


    It just goes from a parking lot to the Overlook park.

    You can drive to the overlook park as well.




    We stopped at the Nature Center in Tenkiller State Park and happened to be there when they were feeding the snakes.


    These rodents have zero survival skills…


    We also went to the Hickory Flats area in the state park, it was a no fee area for swimming.

    It had a really nice beach area but was really crowded so we went to a creek at goose neck bend to let the boys swim.

    This lake has really nice clear water and I can’t wait to take the boys during the week when it might be a little less crowded!


    Have you swam in Lake Tenkiller?

    Do you have a favorite area?


    Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

    I decided I would be a nice wife and mow our backyard.

    I heard something when I got on our lawn mower but since we have a lot of lizards I did not think much of it.

    I was a bit surprised when I backed up the mower to see this guy slither out.


    I am pretty tolerant of snakes that are outside.

    Copperheads and other venomous snakes are the exception.

    This is the second one we have found at our house.

    Every time I see them my first thought is, “let’s move north…”

    It had made itself a nice little den under our ramp going into our shed.

    Thankfully it stayed there until my husband got home and took care of it.

    They are such beautiful creatures it seems a shame to kill them but they are very dangerous.

    Do you have Copperheads where you live?

    Maybe I should come live with you…

    More info on the Copperhead and other OK snakes at oksnakes.org.

    I think I will be wearing boots and carrying a shovel to the shed for a while…

    Going to Miss This ~Imaginative Play

    Monday, July 28th, 2014


    I am going to miss them playing for hours in a world they made up.

    It is amazing how far their imaginations can take them.

    What moment do you want to appreciate today that might not be here tomorrow?