Monday, September 24, 2007

First fall day

Spent on Apalachia Lake. The lake begins here, at the foot of Hiwassee Dam. This lake retains its water level as those above it have gone down.

How's this for a fishing hole?

Good place for airing out toes, in the clouds...

A water garden.


This little falls tumbles into the lake but is nearly dried up.

In front of the falls, a trio of river otters were playing in the water. We followed them for a mile or so as they swam and played on the lake's edge, going in and out of the water, looking up occasionally to see if we were still there. Unfortunately we weren't close enough to catch them in a photograph, except for this blurry one, two of them on the rocks about to slide back into the water....

3 comments:

Susan said...

Love the "toes in the clouds" shot! I didn't know there were river otters 'round here, is it rare to see them?

Wasn't it a beautiful first day of fall? We went up to Brasstown Bald, will be posting pics soon...

liz said...

I know they're not endangered, but I've never seen any around here before. In fact, it's the first time I've ever seen an otter in the wild, aside from ocean otters on the Pacific coast, (oh, and once saw one crossing Tamiami Trail in the Everglades, early one morning)......

Lynne said...

The toes are great. Sure shows what a beautiful day up here is and what should be done with it.