~A Sojourn~ Life on Planet Earth~
header photo-Riley Moore Falls, Oconee Co., SC
"Did you ever suffer an attack of a wandering foot caused by the lure of that mystic unknown? There's is no permanent cure, relief only had
while making the wilds your home."
The weather has been very fall like this week...in fact it's down right chilled to bone! I visited a few of my favorite haunts, just in time for a sit round the campfire with friends...
Lee State Park
LOL, here is some other things that caught my eye...
The Canoe Trail at Goodale is pretty Orange right now..
The Fall Yellow Bellied Sapsucker is busy
And under the tree is a Brown Headed Cowbird, looking a little bit lost..
Hope she wasn't raised by a Sapsucker!
Back at Lee State Park,
I bumped into an Eastern Comma, he was up a little high but I was able to get this shot.
This is the Loop road goes through the swampy area of Lee State Park, we have a dry spell and things quickly dried up so I took the drive which is sometimes flooded and not passable. and closed...it was lined with White Heath Aster (tiny flowers) and a lot of bees and some butterflies were very interested in that..
Here's a Checker Spot..on the Asters
And a Silver Skipper was on the Blue Ageratum
The Drive loosely follows the Lynches River and is a the flood plain
This little Eastern Phoebe with his belly a nice shade of lemon, hung out over the water for a shot..
The trees along the river seem to already have dropped their leaves...must be colder by the river..
I stopped at his Artesian Well to fill my water bottle..
Very cool and clean...the sign says the well is 100 ft down..This park has 5 still in use wells dug by the CCC in the 1930's.
After the loop road, I went to the HQTRS area and made use of another CCC addition, this cool picnic shelter, I had a quick snack..
Then a stroll on the Boardwalk...
Yellow Rumped Warblers are back in the trees now...
Homestead Happenings this week Tulip came to visit,
And brought her first Beau with her...
Thru the window so a little wavy....but isn't he a beauty? I think they make a great couple...
And then the Sun went down and the Moon was huge ..
I almost wrote Got Nothing as the title, cause I have sooo little to share, we had a very cloudy icky week for the most part
But the sun came out one day in time for me to get out and see what may shape up into a post...so here goes!
I went to Lake Bee, first I have to pass by many cotton fields..
Once there, I am wondering when they will refill the lake....
It's pretty even tho, I like the plants, the drift wood and the Killdeer that enjoy poking around in the mud...
After stopping to check that area I headed on into a different area...
Up to where the road is not paved, and onto Mary's Hill...
It's a pretty view from this high point that I visit when the gates are open to go up and it was on that day! It was a favorite place to Mom when we used to go here.
Wildflowers still in bloom attract butterflies
And this time of year is Grasshopper season..
After driving down off the hill I went down to Oxpen Lakes to sit in the shade and have a cool drink...haven't seen that beaver that was here once since that day!
Soon I heard a taping off to the left in the trees...and followed the sound, found this Brown Headed Nuthatch digging a little hole in the tree to get an insect..
This cone looked perfect to me...
The puffy clouds are a sign that by weeks end rain is on the way,,,
Once upon a time Mom and I did some rock painting, and so I was thinking I would like to paint a rock and take it up to Mary's Hill and leave it in honor of Mom's love for this hill...So I want to do that soon...Last week was 2 years without her.