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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Cumberland Mountain State Park

Our Fall weather has been awesome recently (even though a cold front came thought this past weekend).   Last Wednesday,  George and I headed to one of the state parks near us,  Cumberland Mountain,  to do some walking and take some photos.  We went late in the afternoon --and were able to get some great Fall pictures.   The temperatures were in the 70's and the sky was a deep blue...  Just perfect Fall weather for sure!!!

Today,  I'll share some pictures we took last Wednesday.  The photo above shows the beautiful bridge at the state park.  See the Canada Geese out there swimming around?  I love the reflections in the water!  Below are more.  (Click on them for larger pictures.)




This is an interesting picture since you can see a great shot of the BLUE sky in the water.




Here is another picture showing some of our Fall colors ---and the reflections in the water.




Here's another photo showing the bridge --from a distance.  The shadows were taking over --since the sun was setting.  BUT--we seemed to get there at the right time,  don't you think?




I was thrilled at the way the water looked this time of day..  Other than some Geese swimming around in the water,  it was very still on this day!




And of course,  I couldn't do a blog post from Cumberland Mountain State Park without showing a picture of some of the many Canada Geese which live there!  They are almost tame!!!




Finally,  here's one last picture of some of the Fall colors in our area.   This will only get better ---so hopefully,  we'll go back for more photos before Fall ends!!!

Hope you have a wonderful day.

Hugs,
Betsy

46 comments:

Twilight Man said...

All the photos are like beautiful paintings! I like the 4th photo which looks awesome with the bridge reflections in pretty shades of colors!

Mamma has spoken said...

Wonderful photos! I our leaves are changing here too but not as pretty as these are.

Karin said...

These are the colors I remember from our year and a half in KY - very similar! Absolutely gorgeous photos and reflections! That's a beautiful bridge! Enjoy watching the geese - but watch where you walk!!

Sandra said...

these are all stunning, i love the colors and reflections. is the park anywhere close to Cumberland Gap, where the caves are? i remember we used to pass through the gap going to Ky from GA

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Gorgeous! I love the reflections,it makes the colours pop.

Snap said...

Great shots, but have to say I like the ones with the bridge the best. I love bridges! Beautiful, Betsy.

Out on the prairie said...

Lovely shots, I like it when the water is so still to get good reflections. I had one shot I posted upside down just to see who noticed.

Daisy said...

So pretty, Betay. You got some great shots. The weather has been beautiful here the last few days too. :-)

Arkansas Patti said...

What a lovely, peaceful day with great reflections.
Your leaves look about like ours. Peeping season is coming.

The Incredible Woody said...

I think you hit it at the perfect time of day!! That one of the bridge in the distance is just beautiful. And wouldn't it make a great puzzle? :)

GreatGranny said...

Love the photos with the reflections, reminded me of my favorite painter of landscapes, Bob Ross. He's been gone now several years, but I see re-runs.
I just love TN period, beautiful state.

Happyone:-) said...

Beautiful fall photos. You certainly were there at the right time!!

Ginny said...

Oh, Betsy!!! I literally have chill bumps and chills going up the back of my neck, really!!! The reflections are prettier than the real thing in these pictures!!! I love the second picture of the bridge better than the first. That one and the one after it are my favorite. I think the reflections may be prettier because some seem to have the pretty water and sky in them. For example, the last bridge picture. You done GOOD, girlfriend!!!! This is my favorite post ALL YEAR!!!

Ginny said...

Hey Betsy, there is an iPad waterfall app, did you know that?

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

You can't help but love this time of year!

gigihawaii said...

Oh, what beautiful shots! They almost look like impressionist paintings. I guess September is the ideal time to travel, isn't it.

imac said...

You certainly captured the Autumn felling well Betsy.

Ms. A said...

Love the fall colors and that bridge is awesome! You are so fortunate to be able to get out and not only see this, but to take wonderful photography to share with us.

Kay said...

Great photos. I love see everyone's fall pictures.

Kay

Janie said...

I love reflection pictures, and yours are just great, Betsy. The fall colors are beautiful.

Dorothy said...

Great pictures, Betsy! I just love the fall color and the reflections in the water!

Tricia said...

Love love love the fall colors... so very beautiful & the reflections are awesome =)

Shug said...

I really love the pictures of the Fall trees... Beautiful colors. And, the pictures with the reflections of the Fall trees...gorgeous.
Enjoyed Betsy..
shug

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Betsy, I too, enjoy that park a lot! I really appreciate your photographs - vivid and thoughtfully presented. Nice job as usual. You do credit to the exquisite beauty of the Cumberland Mountain State Park here in Cumberland County, Tennessee! Have a wonderful day tomorrow and a great rest of the evening tonight!

Rose said...

Oh, Betsy, I love the shot that shows the entire bridge...but they are all pretty wonderful.

HolleyGarden said...

What gorgeous colors! And the photos of the reflections in the water are beautiful. Could be a watercolor painting.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Beautiful! I love photos of the foliage reflected on a lake! & yours are gorgeous!

Blessings & Aloha!
I am way behind as usual with my blog visiting...I thought I had already stopped by to say thank you for your visit to my X post, but if I hadnt...I do thank you!

Nezzy said...

Glory girl, all the pictures are amazin' but those reflections are magnificent!!!

What a glorious capture you got.

God bless ya sweetie!!! :o)

Susie Swanson said...

Awww, the beauty of fall and these pictures are just what the doctor ordered. I'm back and you be sure and tell that nice husband also. He left a nice comment on mine. I finally figured it out or hopefully anyway. Been about to pull my hair out, if it hadn't been for Paula over at The Fraker Farm, I would have. She's a doll.. See you later, Susie

Chatty Crone said...

I've always wondered why they are called Canadian Geese - I will have to look that up.

I love that second picture. The sky in the water. Beautiful fall day!

sandie

Ann said...

These geese don't fly away in Winter.

I was lucky to live in my old house where I had a lemonade everyday. At this new house, there are less lemons.

Mama-Bug said...

Beautiful! That last bridge photo just grabbed my attention; it's perfection!

TexWisGirl said...

really beautiful... the colors, the arches, the reflections. the blue sky in the water! nice!

Lana said...

Pretty! We are starting to "color up" up here in the North, so you should start seeing more soon. Missed seeing your beautiful pictures. Will try to be a better bloggy buddy!

Lola said...

Awesome, beautiful, I miss it a lot.

Diane said...

You really caught some fantastic reflections and the geese are beautiful. Diane

Beyond My Garden said...

Neat Betsy. My husband and I were headed there yesterday but got tired and stopped at Cove Lake State Park instead. Your photos look much like the view from our small RV. We then traveled to the Va/TN side of the Cumberland Gap then on up to eat in Big Stone Gap before coming home. The leaves are changing fast.
nellie

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I forgot how beautiful this park is til I see your photos! I have not been there in years...it is nice

Retired English Teacher said...

The photo of the bridge and the water that you posted near the bottom of the post is just stunning. I love it!

Andrea said...

Betsy, suddenly all the lovely words like awesome, gorgeous, beautiful, splendid are still not enough for my emotions in appreciating these Fall photos! I just feel the awe and i hope you know what i mean! hahaha

Linda P said...

All really beautiful photos, especially the one of the bridge at a distance. I think the light at the end of an afternoon can be really special when taking such photos - all the colours change.
After a glorious sunny week or two we're experiencing wind and heavy rain showers and the Autumn leaves
left on the trees are a dull browny-orange. However, I can enjoy your Fall photos in my 'mind's eye' and think of your stunning seasonal header and the vivid blue and oranges and I'm cheered. x

Ann said...

What a pretty park. Love the reflection of the trees and sky in the water. We're seeing quite a bit of color change around here. I'll have to get out with my camera before it's all gone

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It is nice to see the trees turning colors already. I have to wait quite awhile to see that here. The water in these photos looks like a mirror--beautiful!

Linda said...

These are beautiful, Betsy. You live in a lovely area of our country. My favorite was the distant shot of the bridge and trees. So pretty.

Lynda said...

In addition to beauty, I think peaceful and relaxing when I see your pics. You all had a perfect day. It was a great reward for all the times you have trekked in the rain.

Annesphamily said...

These photos are amazing! You are lucky to have fall hang around for a while longer. Anne