Its very very green here. Arms of the huge Lake Hartwell is just a minute down the road. Nearby Pendleton is a cute little brick town on the Register of Historic Places.
|all that remains of Tanglewood Mansion|
Today I planned a scenic loop drive along the Savannah River Scenic Highway through Pendleton (for a quick stop at the Village Bakery, yum) and Clemson. The section of the highway I chose turned out to be not scenic, nor was it along the Savannah River. Ah well.
We did, however, stop at the South Carolina Botanical Gardens on the campus of Clemson University. John, at this point you may want to find something else to do....bird and flower pictures are coming.
We didn't do these serene gardens justice, I'm sure. It was 89 degrees with humidity to match so we walked the paths that led through the sun dappled and shady forests. I'm afraid we wilt easily.
I was interested in finding the nationally acclaimed nature-based sculptures installed at various places in the gardens/forests of the Botanical Gardens. We only found one.....Of course, we did not stop at the Visitor's Center where, I now know they have maps to guide one's search, or explore any of the sunny areas. Ah well. We thoroughly enjoyed our stroll through parts of the beautiful 295 acre Garden nonetheless.
|The crucible by Herb Parker|
|mother and child in the duck pond|
|I think this is a red shouldered hawk, any thoughts?|
Tomorrow we drive 75 miles or so to Gaffney, SC for Beluga's physical and then on to Kentucky and the driveway of our dear friends!