Monday, November 23, 2009

Edgar Evins State Park, TN


In early November of 2006, we drove to Smith County, TN (west of us) and visited Edgar Evins State Park. It was a sunny Fall day and we enjoyed some gorgeous Fall colors in the park. We hiked the Highland Rim Nature Trail through the woods, going up and down the mountainside, and along the Center Hill Lake shore. After that hike, we drove down to the lake and enjoyed a fabulous sunset before heading home.


Hope you enjoy our pictures from that beautiful day. The picture above was taken as we hiked beside the Center Hill Lake. Below are more!









This hike through those woods that day was so pretty.









I stopped and stood quietly as we watched a deer.









The little deer was trying hard to stay out of our sight---but we did manage to get a partial picture of him.









Aren't the Autumn colors gorgeous in this picture ---with the sun shining brightly on them?









At this time, I didn't have my own camera... SO--I had to snatch the camera from George so that I could get his picture. (Now--I don't have that problem!!! ha)









After that hike, we went down to the lake shore to wait for the sun to set. I must have gotten hot and tired after the hike since I found a place to sit and OFF came the sweatshirt!!!!









A beautiful Mama Duck came by to chat with us while we waited.







George waits for the sunset also ---along the shore. Center Hill Lake is a beautiful lake.









I love the shadows and reflections in this picture ---as we watched the sun go down in the west. Isn't this a gorgeous shot?









Here it is!!!!!!! Wow---wasn't that worth us waiting for????? I could have sat and watched that sunset forever. Unfortunately, it got dark quickly and we had to head back home!!!!


Hope you enjoyed our visit to Edgar Evins State Park (about an hour and a half west of where we live).


Have a great Monday. Today is our 101st MONTH-aversary!!!! Bet we'll go out to dinner to celebrate tonight!!!! Yeah!


Hugs,

40 comments:

Deb Murphree/Alabama Politics said...

Betsy...as usual you are the EXPERT photographer!! What a gorgeous sunset and water picture...omg...YOU CAPTURED the hues and the beauty. Have a Happy Thanksgiving sweetie...you and your George. xoxo

Pam said...

Hi Betsy,
Happy Anniversary to you and George :D
I love how you celebrate it monthly, it makes it so special.
I enjoyed enjoyed the beauty of Edgar Evins State Park this morning. The trees are all so breathtaking. We didn't get a chance to go the mountains this fall and I really missed it. Thanks for letting me tag along.
Have a nice dinner :D

diane said...

What an enchanting place. The colour in the trees is fabulous and the sunset mindblowing. You are lucky to live so close to such a wonderful forest and lake. Keep on hiking and taking me with you. I love it.

diane said...

We are having a brag session here:

Bill's Ponderings

Arkansas Patti said...

Sure am glad you are a "visual"person. Love the colors in the woods and of course that deer.
You certainly have beautiful country to enjoy. So glad you take advantage and take us alone also.
101 Month ????? My, still counting months keeps you in the newly wed catagory. Celebrate well.

Beth said...

Thanks for taking us to another beautiful place, Betsy. That sunset is breathtaking. I love that you and George celebrate each month---congratulations on 101 happy months together and may there be many, many more.

Susie said...

Looks like a great place to visit and explore. The last picture is a beauty.

Enjoy your celebration tonight!

Peggy said...

You and George need to publish a book of photos. Kinda like a coffee table book. It would be a big hit. Happy Month aversary!

Tabor said...

I think you captured the mood very well. Such a fiery sunset!

Sandra said...

so much beauty and yes it was worth the Wow Wait picture. Gorgeous Color and I wish i were there.

Roses and Lilacs said...

The leaves are beautiful and that sunset is spectacular!
Marnie

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Betsy: The colors are marvelous in all the photos but that sky in the last photo out does them all.

Pam said...

Gorgeous!

Tricia said...

They're all beautiful shots & WoW! That sunset photo is Ahhhh-Mazing!

Have a happy, safe, & bountiful Thanksgiving

Carol said...

Hi Betsy, I just stumbled upon your lovely blog and I must say you take great photos. I live in East TN and we have also had some wonderful weather so far this fall. I hope you have a great anniversary and I'll be back soon!
Carol from Cosby, TN

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Thanks for allowing me to join you on that walk,it was delightful.The scenery is gorgeous and yes,that sunset was worth the wait.Happy 101 month anniversary to the 'Love Birds'.
Blessings,Ruth

Lucy said...

I would love to live in Tennessee!

Rose said...

There are some of these that I wouldn't mind having framed! Just gorgeous shots...

Karin said...

Ahhh, thanks for the lovely walk! I closed my eyes, took a deep breath and enjoyed the fall fragrance. Just sitting at my window watching several large V of geese flying by! I thought they were already gone. Some stragglers!

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Betsy,
Happy anniversary to you and George.
Edgar Evins State Park is fabulous. Your fall photos and the deer, and sunset are splendid. What a peaceful, beautiful place. I hope you have a Happy Anniversary and a Happy Thanksgiving, too.

SmilingSally said...

It looked a bit chilly; I don't think I could have waited as I mind the cold.

Becky said...

Hope you 2 have a great time tonight.

Thanks for catching Gods Art and sharing with us. Wonderful sunset!

Picture Imperfect said...

Hi Betsy! Beautiful as always! Thank you for helping to extend my fall - as you know we have *NO* leaves left so it's always nice to see your shots with so much colour!

LV said...

Is there anywhere you two have not been? This is truly a lovely place. You do so good capturing so much of nature's beauty. Trust you and George will have a blessed turkey day.

Becca's Dirt said...

Beautiful photos. The sunsets are awesome with such deep colors.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Happy Month-a-versary!!!
This looks like a lovely place to visit....gorgeous sunset!!!!

Sunny said...

Happy Monthaversary!
Your pictures are gorgeous, what amazing colors.
Sunny :)

Janie said...

Beautiful woods and lake and sunset. I enjoyed them all. What a great place to enjoy an afternoon.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

I just love reading your posts, Betsy. Your enthusiasm for life is totally infectious! :) That sunset was terrific. Happy celebrating.

Snap said...

Happy Anniversary! Have fun at dinner. Loved the photos -- especially duck and deer! :D

Leedra said...

The fall colors are beautiful in these photos...but the reflections are awesome!

Diane said...

Mellow, beautiful day it sounds like. Everyone should have their own camera and computer I think. My husband couldn't ever imagine even doing anything on the computer much less have his own. He spends a lot of time on his, if we had to jockey for one it would be maddening. Cameras the same way.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

One of my favorite state parks, and just a stones-throw away, in the next county.
We are so lucky to have many state parks in our area, we have all kinds of activities just right outside our own back doors.
I just saw on the news you may be getting snow flurries up on the Cumberland Plateau Thanksgiving night....build up the fire !

Small City Scenes said...

WOW!! is right Betsy. Such gorgeous shots. I really like the one of the little deer. So sweet. And I like the second to last picture. Colors are great as is the reflection. MB

SquirrelQueen said...

What a gorgeous Autumn day, the colors were beautiful. The little deer is sweet, he was trying to be so still. I really enjoyed the tour, thanks for sharing.

Mary said...

I love the one of the autumn colors through the trees. Nice to look back at a little color now that it is all coming down and bare.

Sandra said...

Your blog is on my thankful list. I forgot to say yesterday how much I like your Happy TG logo. great shot

Di said...

Betsy, beautiful photos and what a wonderful trip you had. Thank you for sharing those with us. We wanted to wish you and George another great venture in your exploration and say Happy Thanksgiving.

Nina P. said...

Another amazing hike and yet another place for me to visit someday. Nature is so wonderful. And your little deer, trying so hard to play hide and seek. Great photo's from 2 wonderful people. Happy Thanksgiving. Love and Light, Nina p

Bird Girl said...

Wow! I will say that this sunset was worth waiting for - GORGEOUS!!! I"m so happy that you and George have celebrated your 10th - what an adventure you've had these past 10 years! Here's to the next 10!!!