Sometimes I just have to turn off the TV, put the newspaper away and get away from it all. Yesterday was one of those days. It was a cool blustery day but the skies were deep blue and the sun was out. My husband and I took a drive down to Lake Lure, dropping about a thousand feet in elevation. Spring is further along here and trees were leafing out. Azaleas, red buds and maples were showing their colors and some daffodils still held on. We even saw some wisteria in full bloom - in March no less!
|Boathouse with deck and the island to the left.|
The cottages along the lake are built into steep hillsides with no yard to speak of - just the lake. Most have boat houses and build decks on top of them. We drove out to the far reaches of the lake and onto a small island. One lone boat zipped under the bridge as I stood in the howling wind to take photos.
|Yellow for FMTSO!|
Many of the homes here sit well below the road. Parking is above the house and stairs take you down to the entrance and multitude of decks over the lake. It must be lovely to look out over the water from every place in the house. The sizes range from tiny bungalows to sprawling mansions.
|A tiny island home.|
|A mansion on the mainland.|
|Another island home.|
|What a view!|