Friday, August 27, 2010

Palm Tree Point

We travel up and down Powell Lake to our cabin in all kinds of weather, except the extremely windy kind. There are names for places along the way such as The Washout (an earthen dam on nearby Inland Lake burst, washing out a patch to the shore of Powell Lake, Sandy Beach (an easy one to guess), Elvis Point (a life-size statue of the King used to stand here), and the North Sea (John's name for the large, often choppy section below First Narrows). We've also named a few places of our own.

Here is Palm Tree Point just south of The Washout. A large fir tree sticks out on an angle with its top branches somewhat lopped off. From a distance, it looks a lot like a palm tree jutting out for more sunlight.

On a foggy day, when our "palm tree" looms out of the mist, we know exactly where we are. But on calm summer days, it is just another beautiful tree among the many along the shore. -- Margy


  1. I love the idea of a palm tree at Powell Lake. Much better than an Elvis statue any day, and I'm of the generation that screamed at his early movies. No idea why we did that. The movies were in black and white.

  2. I was never much of an Elvis fan, either the music or the movies, but I did love to see his statue up the lake. I kind of miss it. - Margy