Friday, May 30, 2014

Two New Waterfalls for George and me!!!

US at 30 foot Reedy Branch Falls,  South Carolina,  5/18/14
On  May 18, 2014,  on our way to Ocean Isle Beach  (check THIS post),  we stopped along the way to visit some waterfalls.  This year,  we stopped at 3 different places (once we got into South Carolina on Highway 76).  One was BULL SLUICE (which we have seen before) ---but the other two places were NEW waterfalls to us...

Today,  I'll share some photos of these two new waterfalls.  Hope you enjoy them.  Since I was getting over my surgery,  I still didn't have alot of energy.  SO--George picked waterfalls with almost no hiking needed...  That was perfect for me on this trip.

The first waterfall we saw was named REEDY BRANCH FALLS.  This 30 foot waterfall was gorgeous ---and we were the only people there.   SO--we just relaxed and enjoyed  ourselves for a little while,  thinking that the waterfall was there JUST for us!!!!


REEDY BRANCH FALLS -30 feet (South Carolina, 5/18/14)



Oh how she loves this man!!!!!!



Can you tell that we were having fun at Reedy Branch Falls????



Mrs. P (our wonderful Prius) enjoyed seeing the waterfall  too!!!!
The second NEW waterfall we saw that day (also on Highway 76 near Westminster, South Carolina) was in a fabulous county park,  CHAU-RAM County Park.  We were SO impressed with this gorgeous park (named for the Chauga River and Ramsey Creek).  We drove straight up to  RAMSEY CREEK FALLS (40 foot cascade) in this park...  It was just so beautiful!!!!!  And---again,  we had the waterfall and area  ALL to ourselves, due to the rain/drizzle!


I got to explore the area a little,  so I caught this photo of the Photographer at work with his tripod!!



Gorgeous  MOUNTAIN LAUREL in the park



The gorgeous tiny blooms of the Mountain Laurel;   Aren't they beautiful?



Two silly people having fun at Ramsey Creek Falls!!!  That guy makes me laugh!!!!



RAMSEY CREEK FALLS,  40 foot cascade;  (South Carolina, 5/18/14)



US  at RAMSEY CREEK FALLS,  South Carolina
I hope you enjoyed seeing our two new waterfalls!!!   I'm not sure what our total is now --since we sorta lost count.   BUT---we are probably up to 600+ different waterfalls seen since 2001....  Can you tell that these two lovebirds LOVE waterfalls????? ha

If you want to see more about the Chau-Ram County Park,  click HERE.  We highly recommend the two new waterfalls,  plus this park (there is picnicking, camping, lots of hiking, and even a big swinging bridge to see).  SO---we need to go back when we have more time to explore this park.. 

Here's some GOOD NEWS from me:  Went to see my surgeon yesterday for my 'follow-up' to surgery visit (been 3 weeks since my surgery).   My doctor checked me out --and DISMISSED me,  saying that everything is fine and that I am healed....  Yeah Rah!!!!!

Have a great weekend and I will see you on Monday!

Hugs,

51 comments:

Ginny said...

What a guy your George is!! I cannot believe there are any waterfalls left for you this close, much less ones that don't need hiking!!! So have you seen every single waterfall within 200 miles? I am so glad you are all better!! It was the rare but effective waterfall cure.

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Betsy I am so glad you are healed now after your surgery. Both of you look very well and happy and who wouldn't be with finding all those beautiful waterfalls. I also love the Laurel blossom. Have a wonderful weekend.

Tabor said...

So, now your list of falls visited must be shorter than your list of falls NOT visited?

Ann said...

Wow, you found some that you hadn't seen yet?...lol How sweet of George to find two that didn't require hiking. He's a keeper :)They sure are pretty

George said...

I'm glad you enjoyed visiting these two new waterfalls. It really was nice having them to ourselves.

From the Kitchen said...

I love your drizzly day photos because I love drizzly days! The last waterfall looks like a delightful place to linger in, have a picnic and listen to the falling water.
I am guessing that y'all have a waterfall locator of some sort? Have a great weekend.

Best,
Bonnie

Miss Debbie said...

So happy that you are well again! You two love birds always make me smile! :-)

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Sweet photos of you two, it brings joy to my heart.

Love the waterfalls.

Thank you for sharing ~ FlowerLady

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

As beautiful as the waterfalls are, and I am amazed at the mountain laurel....the best news is you are dismissed from the doc!

linda m said...

I am so happy you got to see some waterfalls on your way to the ocean. But then again when have you two ever driven anywhere without stopping at at least one waterfall. So nice to see you two lovebirds all alone at a waterfall. Have a great weekend.

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous waterfalls, Betsy! Thanks for sharing.. Hubby and I would love these two.. Maybe someday! Have a happy weekend!

Liene said...

Good morning Betsy,
We were over in Oconee county last weekend for some hiking, ~the waterfalls selected after you told me about these two beauties! Thanks for the suggestions!

The Furry Gnome said...

How do you too keep finding new waterfalls?! Good pictures too. Glad you're all recovered.

Jeevan said...

Both are very beautiful and picturesque waterfalls! Glad u happened to discover them alone with your loved one :) Happy to know you healed well dear...

Btw. it’s amazing how you managed to check about 600 waterfalls… you don’t like waterfalls but you live with them :) enjoyed the photos

Janice K said...

Another wonderful place to visit!! Those were some pretty significant waterfalls too!

Have a great weekend!

Chris Rohrer said...

Just like birds, some are a hike while others are easy. I wondered if there were waterfalls that were easy access:)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I love seeing the falls and the other scenery,but what I love most is seeing two people in love,enjoying each other and spending time together.Keep it up.

David said...

Betsy, Beautiful photos! I thought that I liked waterfalls but I'm a beginner compared to you two... Thanks for the tip on that very pretty county park! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

peaches mcginty said...

Hi Betsy!
Wonderful news! it's great to hear you have been discharged after your surgery! and what joyful pics of you and your sweetie! I do adore the pics of you two lovebirds, your love just shines through! the waterfalls are beautiful, Ramsey Creek is incredible, I love how the tarmac stops just before the waterfall, you can get right there! have a wonderful weekend x x x

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

I am so glad that you are fully recovered from your surgery. Y'all look so cute together..and I love that I get to tag along with you on all of your adventures!

KathyA said...

You two look great! As do those beautiful falls. Sunny weather would have been good, but drizzle is sometimes beautiful, too, especially if it means you have the place to yourselves!

Small City Scenes said...

So good to hear you are healing so perfectly. I love your new waterfalls. Isn't the Mountain Laurel beautiful. On of my favorite plants. such a pretty flower.
Isn't if fun just to be silly. Bob and I wonder sometimes if anyone else can be as silly and happy as us-----well you two are. YAY!!! MB

Big Dude said...

Both look very good and so do the waterfalls.

Nellie said...

Great news from your surgeon! This was the perfect trip for you to recuperate.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I'm glad you got the 'all good' from your doctor! The waterfalls are beautiful and so is the love between you two. Hope you have many more waterfalls in your future to explore! Have a wonderful weekend!

Out on the prairie said...

Very nice shots, love that laurel also. I am out camping all weekend.

Terry and Linda said...

Oh! Excellent! Good news for the TWO of you!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife@wordpress.com

Happyone said...

The falls are beautiful and nice to see but it's great seeing the two of you too. : )

Arkansas Patti said...

The only time it is great to be dismissed is when it is your doctor doing it. Congrats big time on getting the all clear.
How sweet of George to pick falls that you didn't have to hike to.
You've got a real winner there and you have to be the cutest couple on the Internet.

Blackberry Lane said...

Happy to read that you got a great report from the surgeon.
My dad's name was John Ramsey Williams....Ramsey was his mom's maiden name and he went by Ramsey. These are lovely falls.
Have a good weekend.

Susie Swanson said...

Love all of the photos . Beautiful waterfalls and you two are so sweet and lovable together. Hugs, xo

Rose ~ from Oz said...

I loved the atmosphere, very different to a bright sunny day.
You and George bring joy to my heart too.
Wonderful news Betsy that you've received the all-clear post op.
Have a wonderful weekend.
R.
x

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Amazing you found new waterfalls. You get to a lot. Great photos of you both!

Daisy said...

Beautiful photos, Betsy! Looks like you two had a wonderful time. :)

Betsy said...

Betsy, It's wonderful news that you're healing so well. I have been keeping you in my prayers. You have keeper for a husband that finds waterfalls so easy for you to hike to. Your pictures bring joy to my heart because of the love that the two of you feel is so evident to anyone who sees them.
Blessings,
Betsy

Marie said...

Congratulations on that clean bill of health! I know you are happy! Gorgeous falls...and you two look so adorable!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh happy news on the discharge. And how fun you got to see two new falls, and without exerting too much energy too.

Barbara said...

Awesome photos you have of the places you been, I have seen much of this before too and we too love snapping shots of our trips, last trip my computer was down so did not have much to post, but now it is back and I will get some up soon. Have a blessed day Betsy and enjoy your blog so very much, look often even when I do not reply. Hugs for you and George.

Chatty Crone said...

Love the waterfalls and what a sweet man George is taking such good care of you!

Carletta said...

So glad to hear you have mended from your surgery. Good news!!!
Lovely waterfalls as always but the candid pics of you and George are some of the best you've ever posted. :)

Our photos said...

Nice waterfalls !

Janie said...

Glad to hear your doctor proclaimed you "healed." The waterfalls are lovely. You and George seem to find all the best ones.

Beth @ "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

wow, so glad to hear you are healed. that is awesome news! praise the heavens above. ( :

i love waterfalls. gorgeous laurel blooms. do they have a scent?

Beatriz said...

You really love waterfalls, don't you?! How lucky of you could take a road and see so many beautiful landscapes on the way....I think right now the weather is getting warm out there. Here we are entering the winter time and I didn't cheer much to get into a waterfall with this cold, br br br!

Have a nice Sunday Betsy!!!

Bia
www.biaviagemambiental.blogspot.com

Shug said...

Outstanding header photo!!!! Do you and George ever take a dip near any of these marvelous water falls? I don't think I would be able to resist!! I find that waterfalls bring me so much peace!! The sounds just speaks to my soul...
Have a fabulous weekend..

Kalantikan said...

Hello Betsy, i am surprised there are still waterfalls in the US mainland that you still haven't seen till now, haha! And now you made me envious again, as i can't just go somewhere to see waterfalls. Here we still have to fly or take a long bus ride, and some tiring hike too if i need to see waterfalls i haven't yet seen. How wonderful to have lives like the two of you, just eat, garden, travel and have fun. That's a life i really want to have too!

And i love your new header!

Catherine said...

Happy June Betsy!!
xo Catherine

MTWaggin said...

Will have some falls coming up on my blog for you two as well. I always think of you when I take shots of them. Yours here are fabulous!!!

Dana Koogler said...

Betsy, great to see you and George out enjoying life and smiling! Beautiful photography. Well done! I have been to Reedy Cove Falls and Chau Ram Falls, but not Ramsey falls. Y'all hit the mountain laurel at peak bloom it looks like!

Pat Tillett said...

Congrats on the post-op news from your doctor!
Such a beautiful waterfall (and photos of it). I guess because you guys don't need perfect weather to sight-see, you don't have to battle any crowds.

Kay said...

Yae!!! I'm so glad you're back to normal again. Phew! I do so love these photos of the two of you. It makes me smile just to see the two of you.