Me? Why, I’m just happy to be here, introducing new friends to this special place we call the Jocassee Gorges.
I first found home in the southern Blue Ridge mountains as a young adult. Here, at the base of the southern Blue Ridge escarpment, I feel whole. Here, rhododendron and mountain laurel, doghobble and trillium, and even the dying hemlocks are my old, familiar friends. “You know us,” they whisper, “but there is so much more to learn.” There is, indeed so much more to understand about the relationships in nature -- relationships between rocks and trees and fungus and fish and weather and mountains – and how that invisible thread links us all together. The Jocassee Gorges provides a classroom which allows for infinite lessons.
Oh, the bio. Brooks, my dear husband, says it should say something about me. For much of my life I worked as a professional gardener and wrote environmental gardening columns. I’ve worked in more beautiful community and private gardens than I can count. I am passionate about clean water, clean air, and clean food
Enough about me. You are here for the lake. Allow Brooks and me to share our experience on this lovely mountain lake with you and your family and friends. We will do our best to show you a good time, and have you leave a little piece of your heart with Lake Jocassee.