Monday, November 10, 2008

Camping at Lake Jocasse


Imagine being surrounded by a beautiful view like this...
every side, every direction that you look you see these beautiful rolling mountains...
sparkling clear water...
leaves bursting with color...
loons diving for fish...
otters rolling around the water...
wait...scuba divers...?
Yep, another favorite spot for the local scuba divers is Lake Jocasse...
did I mention how deep this lake is? How great the under water visibility is?
We did see all of the above items...
the otters were definitely the cutest...
they were just as interested in us as we were in them!

Anyway, here are a couple or three pictures.
We were so busy enjoying the scenery that we didn't take many pictures...
Another excuse to go back now...





My husband had the camera all day...

his view of things...


Can you see the loons in this picture?

(ha ha-not the one above this comment...it's the next one silly!)

We couldn't get too close to them without scaring them away.


The next pictures were taken at the camp site.

I noticed this wonderful fungal growth (or mushrooms?) on the side of a tree and had to take a picture of it.

Then I noticed the hole in the tree under it...

it had an acorn tucked inside of it!

Isn't that cool?!





This friendly fellow was creeping around the camp site...

trying to camouflage himself on the neighboring leaf...

I looked in Wikipedia but couldn't find an exact entry of this bug. If you know the name of it, please feel free to add a comment with it.

Oh, and sorry for the blurred picture...



We were camped beside a cute couple from Lexington SC, Johnathan and Shelise.

He is in the military and she is a dental hygienist.

They sat by the fire with us Saturday night into the wee hours of the morning, laughing and talking.

And graciously accepted our invitation to breakfast the next morning.

Isn't it great to meet and make friends every where you go?

3 comments:

judy coates perez said...

Looks like a katydid. We used to see them in Austin.

Looks so nice, we are having to bundle up in our woolens now with temps in the 40's during the day.

random notes said...

I heard that you have some really "buff" arms with all that rowing.
Jane

Carol Sloan said...

A katydid...that would explain the noise too, huh?
And yes, Jane...you should SEE my biceps-woo hoo!