Slow down, listen, look around. Under a stump by the edge of the water, toads are making whoopee, stringing a black pearl necklace of eggs in two long, coiled ropes behind them.  The water churns where a dozen migrating loons are, presumably, rounding up a ball of fish underwater for a satisfying meal.  On a snag of pine tree, the regal silhouette of a Bald eagle watches over the lake.  Notice the particular whiteness of dogwood blooms, against mountainsides turning fifty shades of green. These birds – swallows? – are everywhere at once, swooping, diving, flashing white bellies as they arch away. It’s a real wonder I ever make it to see the famous waterfalls on Lake Jocassee, because there is so much to see along on the way.~K


Salem, SC


Humidity: 91%

Wind: 22 mph

  • 24 Apr 2017

    Rain 59°F 52°F

  • 25 Apr 2017

    Rain 75°F 56°F

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