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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Pinnacle Overlook--Part II


If you did not see yesterday's post talking about the Pinnacle Overlook in Cumberland Gap, TN, click HERE. Today I am sharing another set of pictures from the Pinnacle. This sign above is not very good due to the shadows and angle, but I wanted you to see where the three states (TN, KY, VA) meet--on the mountain.

From where I stood to take this picture near the Pinnacle, we were in the state of Virginia... Amazing how we can put one foot in one state and another foot in another state!!!!! ha




Here is a picture of Fern Lake... Above the lake, to the left, somewhere on that mountain is where the three states meet. I'll bet they really struggled finding the boundaries, don't you????



This Ole' Virginia Gal was happy to be here. Since I was raised about 50 miles to the east of here in Big Stone Gap, VA, this almost felt like home. I had visited Cumberland Gap when I was a child, but really don't remember much about the area. I do know that I had a childhood friend who moved to Middlesboro, KY --and I lost track of her. Maybe if I mention her name (NITA CARNES), she will see this blog post and contact me... ha ha




George took this photo from the Pinnacle, of one of the buildings on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN. This was quite a distance from where we were.




We didn't see much color while we were here, but I did notice some Fall color while we were at the Pinnacle. Pretty, isn't it? I can't wait until we have more color in our area.




I am fascinated by rocks/boulders ---and there were some beauties while we were at the Pinnacle. Do you want to stand under this 'leaning' rock????? ha ha




I love to look at big rocks and find shapes... What do you see in this one???? One thing which jumps out at me is the open mouth of an alligator... Can you see the top part of his open mouth sticking up????? ha ha

Tomorrow I will have one more set of photos from the Pinnacle, and they are my favorite ones since we went back up there at sunset.... SO--tune back in tomorrow for more!!!!!


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Look what we had at our home last night. This is our first fire of the Fall season.. Yesterday was chilly and wet (although we got very very little rain)---so it was a perfect time to take the chill out of the house. YEAH---Fall is HERE.

Hope you have a great Tuesday.
Hugs,

53 comments:

Mildred said...

The fire looks very inviting on a rainy, cool evening. Thank you for sharing the beautiful views in photos this morning. Those boulders are incredible. Wishing you a nice Tuesday.

Big Dude said...

I'm looking forward to kicking off the fireplace season, although I have a lot of wood splitting to do before then.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I am so happy for you,that once again you and George can go hiking together.Cherish each moment together.
Sitting by the fire sounds wonderful.No such thing here right now,it feels more like summer.I know that won't last long.
Hugs,Ruth

Lana said...

Glad you are seeing some color! I can almost hear the crackling of your fire and fell its warmth. Enjoy your day!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Your blog dress is beautiful...love these photos and I did see the alligator...cool!!!

Valerie said...

I was begging Larry for a fire this past weekend - it was chilly enough - but alas - I will have to wait. yours sure looks cozy.

Love the mountain photos! Makes me long for a visit, I live in such a flat area!

Have a wonderful day Betsy!

Pam said...

Gorgeous photos. I wore a jacket into work this morning! Yeah for fall!

Peggy said...

So happy you had such a wonderful trip. Am jealous of your fire though. LOL We had almost 6 inches of rain and I loved every drop. Not cool enough for a fire yet but soon, very soon. Have a blessed day!

Beth said...

Hi, Betsy. Thank you for sharing even more of the grandeur of our Lord's creation. Those boulders are most impressive.

And isn't this cooler weather wonderful?? Your fire looks so inviting...I know you and George must find such contentment in its warm glow and crackle.

Beth said...

P.S. Your header shot is absolutely stunning.

Shelley said...

Beautiful trip! And that fire in the fireplace looks good! Now you just need some marshmallows! :-)
Looking forward to seeing what the fall colors look like in your area this year!
Hugs,
Shelley

Dorothy said...

Enjoyed all your pictures!!! It is 48 degrees here this morning and feels wonderful!!! No fire yet, but at least the AC is off and the windows are up!! Love the Fall!

diane said...

Wonderful views from the Pinnacle and it must be magic when the trees are colourful. Glad to hear you are cooling off. The fire looks cosy. We are warming up too. It is just right at the moment, not too hot.

Cicero Sings said...

I've had one fire already too though now we are into a really warm week of weather. Enjoying your adventure to the Pinnacle.

Susie said...

Betsy I have enjoyed seeing all these beautiful pics from your trip. Love that header pic too.

Can't believe you had a fire going last night.

Harriet said...

Love your pictures. Did you get to visit your home town while you were so close?

Becca's Dirt said...

I would love to have my backside huddled up at the fire. We are having more seasonable temps now. So glad.

Love the new header.

Pinnacle is a lovely place to view God's handwork. It is neat how the boundries were drawn. I bet there was bloodshed caused by the boundries. Thanks for sharing. Hope you and George have a nice day.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Betsy, What a great outing you had! The pictures give us readers a good idea of what the place really looks like - almost like being there ourselves. Outstanding history, geography, and nature all in one.

Have a wonderful day!

Small City Scenes said...

Oh what fun to travel around and see such wondorous sights. And then to share them with all of us.
Beautiful views. the colors are gradually coming out in the trees here too.
I too love huge boulders and our mountains out here are sometimes almost all rock. It amazes me how a trees can start in a tiny crevice and grow so huge. MB

Glenda said...

Oh,my! Your fire looks inviting and cozy! It's finally getting cooler here, but not fire time just yet. I love, love the cooler weather!

Your pics really do exalt our Creator!!

Glenda said...

P.S. The fall decorations on my blog are not mine but some we saw on our recent trip. Wish they were mine!

From the Kitchen said...

I love that area where the states meet! Sharyn McCrumb wrote "The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter" about that very area. I love that book. Check out your library. The title is the name of a mountain (maybe fictional but we do like to name our mountains).

I'll be back tomorrow!!

Best,
Bonnie

CottonLady said...

Isn't it nice to have the coolness of Fall? Texas has finally cooled down too, at least the northern part.

Your pictures are so beautiful, as usual. You are an excellent photographer, Betsy.

Love the fire! Haven't started a fire in my fireplace yet this season.


Blessings!
CottonLady

Kirigalpoththa said...

Three states in one point! The place has breathtaking scenery too!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

That's it. I am packing my hot cocoa and coming up for a visit. Your fire is so inviting!!!

Great photos Betsy...what a beautiful area!!!

Pedaling said...

in a few more weeks that area will be covered in color!
i did see the alligator mouth and i hope you friend googles her name to your site!

Ginny said...

Love seeing the three states in the first picture. My favorite picture is the one of Fern Lake, but they are all beautiful. Even your fire picture, I love the colors!! How cool, we had to turn the heat on yesterday for the first time!! Of course, ours was air and yours was fire. Now we need to find someone with water!

Tammie Lee said...

it looks as though you had a wonderful time and saw so much beauty!

Jo said...

Beautiful, Betsy. I'm amazed at your country with its many states. One day I'll get my head around them (Lol!) I LOVE rocks and yes,that one does look like an alligator ready to snap. Wow, your fireplace is drawing beautifully after the clean it had. Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comments. I have a few more Prayer posts coming up. Yes, children in dire circumstances break my heart. I have a link to a new blog on my post tomorrow - back to son and dil in South Africa who have such a heart for orphans. If you care to, please pop into my blog to see their link. Blessings and hugs Jo

amelia said...

Your fire is lovely! We have had one almost daily for at least three weeks now and today we have the big furnace on.

Your pictures are spectacular Betsy, I would so love to be there to see these places for myself!!

Diane said...

That's really a nice picture of you, Betsy. You look very relaxed and happy. Diane

Together We Save said...

Those pictures are beautiful. I am loving this cooler weather! Aren't you!

Sandra said...

love the photo of the Va Gal. and those ROCKS are certainly not stones or pebbles. they are gorgeous

Toyin O. said...

Beautiful pictures and fire place.

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~mel said...

Thanks for stopping by. Dar starts home today from TX ~ she's been down there for 2 weeks. LOVE the post ~ as usual. BEAUTIFUL country!! The rock looks like a big sea turtle to me.

Daisy said...

It's been chilly and wet all day here today too, Betsy. Love the view from up high in your photos. It really is gorgeous there. :)

Joy said...

We finally got some fall weather here in Houston and its is beautiful. That rock is so interesting and yes I see the alligator. Your imagination can create all kinds of creatures out of that.
I'll say it again, You and George take the best trips.
♥ Joy

Neal said...

If you look at that picture of LMU you can almost see a farm (upper right) that I used to work on a lot when I was a kid. Fern Lake supplies the water for Middlesboro. The park service is trying to buy it. They have most of the land around the lake now but someone still lives on the lake since it is privately owned. My mom and dad are buried probably 500-600 yards from that LMU building.

eileeninmd said...

Betsy, sounds like you had a wonderful trip, I love the photos. Great photo of you too. Your header shot is just gorgeous!

Rose said...

A wonderful post, Betsy...I have stood with my feet on those three state boundaries more than once...

Pam said...

Sitting by a cozy fire must have warm both your hearts and hands, Betsy. You two have a lovely home.
I love your header photo, the fall leaves are beautiful colors.
I love seeing all your wonderful journeys to these terrific places you and George visit.

Jane said...

Oh, these are wonderful pictures! The downtown condo does not have a fireplace, but we are supposed to dip well into the 40s this weekend!

Jane

misslynda said...

Last night was the first evening we cut the heat on, too. This is perfect weather - - days in the low seventies and cool nights - - my favorite time of year!

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

You say that rocks and boulders fascinate you, Betsy. Well, you and George have to come visit Bob and I. We'll show you some boulders. The best time to visit, though, is not in the winter. None of the places are open where the boulders are!

carolina nana said...

LOOKS LIKE YOU SAW SOME MORE BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY. I'VE BEEN TO CUMBERLAND GAP BEFORE BUT IT WAS YEARS AGO. I'M SO GLAD THERE IS LAND LIKE THIS PRESERVED JUST FOR NATURE.
HAVE A BLESSED TOMORROW
MARILYN

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

Enjoying your trip to the Pinnacle...you made some really great photos....I see the alligator mouth....the fire looks so cozy...be back to see more of your pictures tomorrow. Good Night Trish

Carletta said...

Today was our first cool day so that fire in your fireplace really made me hope fall is indeed on it's way!
Love the boulders. I saw your alligator and I see a knee high boot in the center of the photo. :)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love that fire photo Betsy! Even though it is still hot and sticky here a fire looks so cozy to me.

Cumberland Gap has gorgeous views! I love the idea of standing with each foot in a different state.

NENSA MOON said...

hi Betsy,
Aww... the three states meet on the mountain... sounds amazing!!
Yeah it can seen at your wonderful pictures...
And that 'leaning' rock was so fascinating.. if I was there.. I really wanna stand on it and posed...haha..

Thanks for your wonderful pics and story, my friend!
I really enjoyed them.
hugs,
nensa

Janie said...

That fire looks so cozy.
I enjoyed reading about your adventure. The history of how the king declared the boundaries of the colonies is interesting. I guess he should have been a bit more specific so there would have been fewer disputes over the years.
From the pictures, it still looks wild and free. What a beautiful area. It must be gorgeous when the foliage turns red.

SquirrelQueen said...

I like all those rocks and I do see the alligator. It looks like he just caught his dinner and it is really big.

I love views like that where several states can be seen. I just watched a special on how the states got their shapes, it was very interesting.

The fire place looks so pretty. Your weather cooled off and we are back in the eighties with near ninety expected for the weekend!

Ruthi said...

all your photos are stunning. i love the bird's eye view of the lake... but your solo photo stood out. your smile is so captivating. stay happy.

KathyA said...

LOVELY, LOVELY, LOVELY!! And I think I'll pass in standing under the Leaning Rock -- I just keep thinking snakes and bears, Oh My!

I like the idea of having a foot in each state, too!