Friday, April 17, 2009

Water in the Lake

Trust me, Lake Lanier looks fine! I crossed it twice today and the evidence is clear: the lake’s water level has been significantly improved by the spring rains. North Georgia rivers and streams are bubbling along nicely, filled to their banks, and the fishing is good all over the area. Or, at least there are plenty of attempts; results were not verified.

It was a pleasant drive through the mountains today, with brown mares and black cows in the fields, small farmhouses and old barns, rusty farm implements and an occasional cluster of Confederate flags. Tourist season has returned to the North Georgia mountains; Blue Ridge’s restaurants were doing a brisk business, Blairsville and Cleveland had traffic jams on the squares around their respective Courthouses, and Dahlonega was full of shoppers on this pretty Friday afternoon.

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