11 June 2016

Sumter tour & Swan Lake

Sumter, SC   
This weekend's adventure was to Sumter, SC. I had in mind a few weekends ago to get to the annual Iris festival at Swan Lake in Sumter but thinks didn't work out. I believe the entire festival was postponed due to the weather. I thought there might be some blooms left. Sumter was a pleasant surprise with a revitalized downtown area and a lovely opera house. We found an upscale sports bar for lunch and then headed out to Swan Lake.

There were only a few blossoms left on the irises but we did find an impressive number of swans. They boast about having every species of swan represented on the lake and I think we saw them all. The web site lists the different varieties. We also found a Butterfly, Braille and a Chocolate garden representing any plant that had any relation to chocolate. All in all a very successful adventure!