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Last week someone asked me about the name Wedowee. So I searched a while and discovered that Wedowee, means “old water” in the Creek language. It was the name of a Muscogee Creek Indian chief whose town was located adjacent to the small stream.
We spent a few days at Lake Wedowee, located in Randolph County, Alabama on the upper part of the Tallapoosa River. Construction began on the lake in 1974 which covers 10,660 acres. The lake is named for the small town of Wedowee, with an estimated population of 800 people.
I was on my way to Woodville, Alabama to photograph Stephens Gap Cave. I was in my zone, my tunes playing, and was heading down the road, when I received a call from my mother-in-law. Why do these types of calls always seem to come at the worst possible time? “There’s a leak”, and there goes my Saturday.
The Cahaba lily is an aquatic, perennial flower that is found only in Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina. Within Alabama, it is known as the Cahaba lily, and elsewhere it is either known as the Shoal lily or Shoals spider-lily. It requires a swift, shallow, water current and direct sunlight to flourish. The plant grows to about 3 feet tall and develops from a bulb that lodges in cracks in rocky shoals. It blooms from early May to late June. Each flower blossom opens overnight and only last for one day.