September 2, 2007 found me at Lake Cumberland, Kentucky. An Army Corps of Engineers project from the 1950s, Lake Cumberland has 55,000 surface acres of water and over 1200 miles of shoreline. What a place to flip a rock!
Because of much needed repairs to the dam, the water level this year has been drastically dropped (about 40 feet) revealing beautiful rocky ledges and colorful expanses hidden beneath the lake for years.
For me, though, red, rocky ledges can also mean unfamiliar hidden reptiles--I was a little out of my comfort zone on these more southern Kentucky slopes. So, I decided to play it safe and seek my rocks by canoe, along the edges.
from fragile shale that disintegrates into flakes like jigsaw pieces,
I was able to glide right up to this one at the water's edge.
looking like little cannonballs embedded in the walls of the canyon.
Can you see this one? (Look 18" beneath the weathered stump)
Does that count?
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