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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10 thoughts on “SWF: Big Ridge State Park

  1. Jenny the Pirate

    Girl I’m right there with you: I may dip a toesy in but nothing more. And I hate it when I can’t get positioned for the shot I want. Your East Tennessee Autumn trails photos will be fantastic, though. Happy weekend.

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  2. Yogi

    You may not have got the shot you wanted but your photos are still great. I’m like you, the days of swimming in lakes, rivers, streams and such are over.

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    1. Cathy Kennedy Post author

      Aw, thanks! It’s good to see you’re also a like-minded individual regarding no swimming in untreated bodies of water. It gives me the creeps thinking about people who do it and not think about people’s sewage dumping into these creeks, rivers, lakes,… Totally nasty!

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    1. Cathy Kennedy Post author

      East Tennessee is a beautiful area, but you get a lot of opportunities that many do not get traveling across the country with your hubs in a rig. Now, that’s an interesting way to see America! 😉

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