LIFE'S BETTER IN THE MOUNTAINS

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

View of Table Rock

Table Rock Mountain in South Carolina can be viewed following a short drive from my house across the SC State Line. The rock-faced mountain is a favorite destination for hikers. Below the mountain is the Table Rock Reservoir which supplies the drinking water for Greenville County, SC. You may be able to see that the water level is much lower than normal.




This mountain, to the right of Table Rock Mountain, is a Raven rookery and it is not uncommon to see ravens gliding the thermals from this sight.
Near the spot where I took the photographs, a special program is planned for September 20th. Called the Hawk Watch Program, it is designed for maximum viewing of migrating raptors. Try to imagine seeing hawks, kites, falcons, and perhaps eagles soaring below. I can't wait!!!

11 comments:

ARCHAVIST said...

That's some wonderful looking country. Reminds me of all those landscapes in the old western movies. Excellent photography too.

Yolanda said...

I LOVE THESE PHOTOS THEY REMIND ME OF MY MANY TRIPS TO THE SMOKIES AND THE NC MTS.

Lynne said...

It would be so cool to look down on the raptors.

The Birdlady said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous.

Cicero Sings said...

I would love to get over to your neck of the woods ... but it's not likely to happen any time soon. So it is very nice that you post these pictures ... so I can see it all through your eyes.

KatDoc said...

Such beautiful photos of "your" mountains. It must be great to live there. You must be sure to show us the views once the leaves change in the fall.

~Kathi

Jayne said...

I can only imagine what that would look like Carolyn! Just beautiful.

Kerri said...

I am lovin' your mountains views!!

Toni said...

All your photos of the mountains are awesome. How sad to read about the pollution from the mills and how they want to regulate it. The hawk watch will be fun and exciting.

nina said...

The Carolina mountains look wonderful--I would LOVE to be there in the middle of it all.

scienceguy288 said...

That sounds like a great program. What a wonderful area to watch these powerful, magestic birds.