Whenever I get back to Bent Tree, after being out-of-town, I ride around the lake to see the views. The shot below is from late yesterday afternoon. Click here for a photo taken in May. Ever-changing, always beautiful…
Yesterday’s late afternoon sun highlighted the reds and greens along the lake’s edge.
There were a lot of bluebirds hanging out at the boat ramp area late yesterday afternoon. The photos above and below show two of them that stayed still long enough for me to snap pictures.
On October 30, 1969 the Pickens County Progress had a front page article announcing the plans for the development of Bent Tree. The first line of the article began “Last Thursday night at the Lions Club meeting personnel from Spratlin Associates, Inc., of Atlanta revealed for the first time publicly the projected plans for a multi-million dollar investment in Pickens County…”.
I took some photos of the minnows in the shallow water by the pavilion fishing dock and never even noticed the turtle lurking underneath the surface until I looked at the pictures on my computer. It’s head is peeking out from under the leaf.
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It’s not unusual for the spillway in Bent Tree to run dry this time of year, especially when rain has been scarce. Here’s a shot from three years ago:
Saturday morning, I was taking photos of a green heron at Lake Tamarack (see first photo below), trying to follow it as it flew from branch to branch along the shore. After a while, a second green heron came onto the scene (see second photo below). At one point, I was able to get them both in one photo (see photo above). Click here to link to a post with more green heron photos that were taken in May.