This little ruby crowned kinglet is passing through on his northward migration. I took about 20 pictures before I got his "crown". They are hyper little things. Taken through the window, so not perfect but a pretty good shot.
Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Governor Haslam, TDEC Commisioner Bob Martineau, Brock Hill, a host of other dignitaries gathered on this brisk December morning to dedicate the 54,000 acre natural area, now protected in perpetuity. Roane County's Mary Lynn Dobson spoke for the Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation , which led the fight to protect Virgin Falls, one of the world's scenic and geologic wonders. These shots are from the lookout point looking over the Caney Fork River in Scott's Gulf. With this addition our state now has an unbroken wilderness corridor that stretches from Scott's Gulf to Fall Creek Falls Natural area.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
I think lots of folks see Walden Ridge from the TN Valley and realize it is the eastern edge of the Cumberland Plateau and think the plateau is flat across until it falls off the western side down to Nashville. It would be called Walden "Cliff" if that were so. It is very cliff like on the eastern side but is eroded off into a series of valleys on the western side. Some of these shots are taken at the very top so you can see the drop off on either side. It's the closest I can come, short of hiring a helicopter and pilot, which I am thinking about doing...Seriously! The creek is Laurel Creek which is the last big tributary to Whites Creek on the Rhea County (southern) side before it flows into Watts Bar Lake. All of these were taken on the western slope of Walden Ridge up to the top.