Cedar Pond, Land Between the Lakes
When we’re in the beautiful Land Between the Lakes (and, if you read Genuine Kentucky regularly, you know that’s often), we have a routine that my husband has come to expect. I MUST be driven to Cedar Pond where I can get out and have fun with my camera. If there are people (how dare they visit my pond??!) at the pond, we simply drive around until they’ve vamoosed.
Like the Homeplace 1850s Working Farm, Cedar Pond is just across the Tennessee state line in the LBL. Like the entire LBL, this is an absolutely gorgeous little spot. Winter, spring, summer, fall – it doesn’t matter, Cedar Pond never fails to take my breath away. It’s the very definition of peacefulness and, let’s face it, in the world today we need all of that we can get.
I love the way the trees along the far side of the pond reflect in the water. The pictures in this post are from this autumn (just a few weeks ago), so the reflections were especially colorful.
When you get out of your vehicle (or off your bike!) and walk around, you’ll find even more to see and love… you may even find something that makes you say, “Eeeekkk!” and run like you’re in a race. On this particular trip, I saw a snake skin and before my brain could notify my feet that there was, in fact, no one home… my feet were already in motion.
I probably looked like one of those cartoon characters who actually come off of the ground as they start to motor.
Suffice to say this gal has an unreasonable, unhealthy, unequaled, and undeniable fear of snakes.
Next time you’re in the Land Between the Lakes, be sure to stop by Cedar Pond. I can’t say enough wonderful things about this quiet* little spot.
* Quiet – unless a certain Kentuckian is shrieking and running to her husband. When she isn’t around, it’s beautifully quiet.