LAKE JOCASSEE, SC
I’m just getting started on a blog that I hope to use on our upcoming travels. It will be a way to keep in touch with friends and family.
Over Memorial Day weekend we went to Lake Jocassee at Devil’s Fork State Park. This is a beautiful park in NW South Carolina. We were in the RV camping area but there are Villas for rent as well. For more information on this and other SC parks go to http://southcarolinaparks.com/.
This is one of the waterfalls that runs right into the lake. We sat in our kayaks for 15-20 minutes just watching and relaxing. A real zen moment! I used my Canon Powershot camera for pics taken from the water. I haven’t gotten nerve enough to take the Nikon D90 into wet places yet. Just think, 6 mos. ago this was my Good camera!
Mountain laurel were blooming on one of the islands in the lake.
As we paddled along the western shore, there were large bushes of mountain rhododendron in bloom.
Thunderstorms can pop up very quickly on the lake. You can’t see them coming because of the mountains.
This is the flower of the highbush blueberry which is found throughout the woods at Devils Fork. It is the great granddaddy of our cultivated blueberries.
We were rained in on Sunday until mid afternoon. When the skies cleared we took a drive around Lake Jocassee and neighboring Lake Keowee. Along the roadside were wildflowers including this butterfly flower. This is taken with my new macro (close-up) lens.
Also along the road was this beautiful leaf which reminds me of swiss chard. As I looked closer, I saw an tiny, iridescent fly.