Here is where the current of the Haw River stops, and the river transitions into the ever changing depths of Jordan Lake. You can hear the river murmuring – perhaps wondering when its soliloquy will once again become heard as it passes through the Jordan Lake Dam. My thanks to Captain Doug for bringing me to the beauty of this place so I could share it with all of you.
Doc Ellen’s Palette (I don’t think I will ever entirely grow up…) I was chasing water bubbles, made in the waves by the passing boats, and simply seeing if I could stop the bubbles’ sliding motion. What I didn’t realize was just how much reflection of the shoreline I was also recording. In the bubble: that is the sun to the left, because I am looking south, and the shoreline I am sitting on and its tall trees cross the diameter of the bubble. There are even a few clouds to the right/north in the reflection.
Jordan Lake Dam this morning, post Hurricane Florence and in the midst of many rivers flooding. Where I could, I provided photos of before and after the storm and the ongoing river flooding. The dam is doing EXACTLY what it was built for: flood control. Without the Jordan Lake dam and reservoir, the flooding downstream would have been even more devastating. My thanks to the Army Corps of Engineers for helping to keep us safe and mitigating the wrath of the hurricane.