Skywatch Friday

SWF: Big Ridge State Park

This week's Skywatch Friday contribution, Big Ridge State Park in Tennessee
This week’s Skywatch Friday contribution, Big Ridge State Park in Tennessee

In the above picture, you can see a body of water in the background. This is Big Ridge Lake in Big Ridge State Park north of Knoxville about 30-minutes. Many of the roads were off-limits to public access, so I couldn’t get the photograph I wanted.

In the fall, I want to return to Big Ridge when it’s less crowded so we can walk out some of the closed off roads for a photo session. It was horribly hot over the long 4th of July weekend and although I would love to beat the heat in the water, you won’t find me in a lake. It looks inviting, but not enough to persuade this kitten to take a deep in untreated water.

beating the heat
beating the heat

I know you’re laughing your socks off at me and that’s okay. I’m good being the odd ball. What ever keeps ya happy and helps you to sleep better at night, I say.

I snapped this lovely little jewel in June.

My i heart macro contribution, Magnolia in bloom.
My i heart macro contribution, Magnolia in bloom, captured with my Nikkor micro 105mm lens.

~All images captured with my big girl camera ~ Nikon D7000 & preferred lens Nikkor 18-105mm zoom, unless otherwise noted.~

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I born and raised in the Appalachian mountains of southern WV. I was a child bride when I married my high school sweetheart in 1979. We moved to Knoxville, TN to begin our life. Determined to prove nay-Sayers from our community wrong, I completed my education and went on to earn an A.S. in computer programming. From 1983-1987, I worked as a computer system’s manager. That’s a glorified title for someone who trouble shoots and maintains system back-ups. After the birth of our first child in 1988, I took early retirement. What have I been doing for the last 25+ years? I am proud to say, I am a SAHM and for most of those years I home-schooled our three children from K-12. Now, the nest is empty.


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