A wet and wonderful weekend
Jun26

A wet and wonderful weekend

Thanks to the generosity of a friend, my family and I spent a long weekend on Fontana Lake. The small “fishing” cabin near Prince’s Boat Dock is not the Ritz but it has all the comforts of home and a lot more character than the Ritz. Many of you who follow the “Naturalist’s Corner” might know that I am a “lake rat” from the Delta of northeast Louisiana. I spent much of my misspent childhood and adolescence in a shotgun shanty on...

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Submerged
Nov22

Submerged

Often lost in the North Shore Road (Road to Nowhere) controversy were the visceral ties to community and sense of place. There is a kind of melancholy intermingled with the surreal beauty of Lake Fontana. The lake is beautiful, no doubt, but it is an unnatural beauty when one turns one’s mind to the reality. The reality is that the lake is superimposed over thousands of acres of mountain peaks and valleys. It has swallowed up three...

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