Our World: Byrd Lake Reflections

Reflections on Byrd Lake, Cumberland Mountain State Park, Tennessee.  June 7, 2014.

Reflections on Byrd Lake, Cumberland Mountain State Park, Tennessee. June 7, 2014.

(Note:  All pictures may be enlarged by clicking on them.)

This is my post for the Our World meme.  This meme is a second generation of My World Tuesday created by Klaus Peter and is hosted by three wonderful ladies.  To learn more about our world or to join and share your part of the world, click HERE.

Betsy and I were fortunate to have a visit with son Jeff and his wife Dawn in early June. We took them to Cumberland Mountain State Park to celebrate (belatedly) Jeff’s birthday. After a delicious lunch we walked along the shore of Byrd Lake to enjoy the beautiful day.

The lake was calm, almost mirror-like, and the reflections were absolutely beautiful. I got the picture above of the couple in the canoe as they were heading back to the boat rental dock.

The bridge over the Byrd Lake dam, Cumberland Mountain State Park, Tennessee.  June 7, 2014.

The bridge over the Byrd Lake dam, Cumberland Mountain State Park, Tennessee. June 7, 2014.

Byrd Lake is man-made, formed by a dam. The dam and the stone seven-arch bridge carrying the road over it was constructed by the CCC. It is reported to be the largest masonry structure constructed by the CCC.

Betsy at Byrd Lake, Cumberland Mountain State Park, Tennessee.  June 7, 2014.

Betsy at Byrd Lake, Cumberland Mountain State Park, Tennessee. June 7, 2014.

I didn’t get a picture of a reflection of my Beautiful Bride, but she looked so good that I can’t resist including this picture of her taken from a small fishing pier on the lake. The bridge over the dam (and its reflection) can be seen behind her.

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26 Responses to “Our World: Byrd Lake Reflections”

  1. Neal Says:

    George those are beautiful reflections. My favorite is the first one….there is something special about it. I think it’s just the fact that it makes me feel so at peace when I look at it.

  2. MadSnapper Says:

    I remember other pics of the dam, it is such a beautiful spot. and one of the few i have been to… not the dam, but Cumberland Park.. i love that lake pic

  3. Larry Says:

    I sure wish I could take shots like you.

  4. Betsyfromtennessee Says:

    Love these photos, Honey, especially the FIRST one… That one is TREMENDOUS… As Neal said, it just looks so peaceful.

    Love,
    Wifey

  5. ladyfi Says:

    Wow – what lovely shots.

  6. sylviakirks Says:

    A beautiful place and wonderful captures for the day, George, as always! Thanks for sharing your world with us today! Hope you have a great week ahead!! Enjoy!

  7. MaryBeth Says:

    Wonderful reflections and a happy young lady too. MB

  8. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    Both Betsy and the bridge reflection are gorgeous!!

  9. rhiebert Says:

    Beautiful pictures. I like to see water so calm its like a mirror.

  10. ewok1993 Says:

    beautiful surrounding to complement beautiful betsy.

    http://calrat.blogspot.com

  11. dayphoto Says:

    Stunning, George! You and Betsy must have had a delightful time…you both positively glow!

    Linda

    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

  12. Gardener on Sherlock Street Says:

    I love reflection photos. Besty’s always beautiful too!

  13. Louisette Says:

    Lovely reflections, greeting from Belgium

    http://louisette.eklablog.com

  14. Joyful Says:

    These are all beautiful shots! The lake is so calm and peaceful as you say and it would be so relaxing to spend time there. Betsy looks like she’s having a blast ;-)

  15. EG CameraGirl Says:

    Lovely reflections and what a wonderful photo of Betsy!

  16. Blackberry Lane Says:

    Very nice photos of a special day!

  17. Arija Says:

    Love the shot of your lovely lady. What a great place to go canoeing on.

  18. Southwest Arkie Says:

    Gorgeous reflections and there’s Betsy with her beautiful smile!

  19. Lorri Says:

    Your images are beautiful, and the second one is stunning with the mirrored look to it.

  20. Molly Says:

    Beautiful reflection images, the water looks amazing as does your beautiful bride

    Mollyxxx

  21. Eileen Says:

    George, very pretty lake scene. I am glad you had a nice visit with your son and his wife. Lovely photo of Betsy! Enjoy the rest of your week, happy 4th of July!

  22. Rajesh Says:

    Beautiful and picturesque. Nice reflections in the lake.

  23. diane Says:

    A beautiful spot for photography and playing with family.

  24. bertN Says:

    A beautiful and peaceful spot!!

  25. Sartenada Says:

    Sigh, so beautiful.

  26. Linda, Shenandoah Valley Says:

    Wonderful bridge photo!

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