Knoxville Daily Photo will post one photo per day taken from the Knoxville/Knox County, Tennessee area. Knoxville is the city of my birth, the place where I work, and the largest city near our hometown. It's a wonderful community in which to raise our family. It's really a beautiful place . . . . at least I think so.

I am not a professional photographer; I call myself a point & shoot photographer. I have had a genuine love for and interest in photography since childhood. My camera is a Nikon Coolpix S600 ~ which I love for many reasons that I won't list here. Sometimes I use my old camera which is a Nikon Coolpix 5900.

Photography is something that I enjoy immensely. My photographs & albums are treasured above all other material things I own. The memories that are captured and preserved through my camera are so precious.

I am glad that I have discovered City Daily Photo and started a photo blog. It's an honor to share my little corner of the world with those who find themselves here. Enjoy looking around my blog, and welcome to all who visit.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Geologic Fold at Ijams Nature Center

This Geologic Fold is located along the (Tennessee) River Trail at Ijams Nature Center. Boy Scouts built a wooden staircase which allows close access to this unique rock strata formed millennia ago.

Definition of geologic fold from Wikipedia:

"The term fold is used in geology when one or a stack of originally flat and planar surfaces, such as sedimentary strata, are bent or curved as a result of plastic (i.e. permanent) deformation. Synsedimentary folds are those due to slumping of sedimentary material before it is lithified. Folds in rocks vary in size from microscopic crinkles to mountain-sized folds. They occur singly as isolated folds and in extensive fold trains of different sizes, on a variety of scales. Folds form under varied conditions of stress, hydrostatic pressure, pore pressure, and temperature - hydrothermal gradient, as evidenced by their presence in soft sediments, the full spectrum of metamorphic rocks, and even as primary flow structures in some igneous rocks. A set of folds distributed on a regional scale constitutes a fold belt, a common feature of orogenic zones."


Tanya said...

Wow, that looks really cool...I never heard of a geological fold before so thanks for all the info :)

Jim said...

Thats a neat formation.

PJ said...

The rock face looks like a sculpture. The perfect backdrop for a photo.

Hilda said...

Oof. I read the explanation but my brain didn't register anything! Looks cool though! And I imagine that's what happens during some earthquakes too.

Hiya kids!

Tash said...

Fascinating and a perfect photo the way the railing leads the eye to the point of interest. Where are some really great hexagonal columns at Mammoth (Devils Postpile) the mountains we go to for vacation.

JM said...

Fantastic (de)formation!

Leedra said...

My husband would never go up there. He says it doesn't matter that it has been there a million years, it could slide at the moment he is below it.

PJ said...

Hope, I noticed you've added me to your list of blogs that you follow (thank you!) and I can't for the life of me (maybe cuz I have the flu) figure out how to start a blogs I follow list. Can you please help me with this? I would really appreciate it. Thanks!

Hope said...

Hi PJ....Here is one way to start a Blog You Follow List...

I found this under Blogger Help.

Here is the link:

Hope said...

Hello PJ (again)....I also created my very own personal Blogs I Follow List which I have displayed at the bottom of my blog.

Here is how I created this one...

1) From your blog home page, click on "Customize" in the upper right corner of your blog.

2) Your "Layout" page should appear.

3) Under the Page Elements tab, you will see the layout of your blog. Click on the "Add a Gadget" Link.

4) When you click on Add a Gadget you will be given some "gadget" choices.

5) Click on "Add a Blog List."

6) This will open up a Blog List customization page where you can add in addresses of sites you like to follow. You can customize with thumbnails and icons if you wish.

I really like this feature because I can visit blogs from my very own homepage!

I hope this helps, PJ!

~Hope in Knoxville

Denise said...

Another very cute photo of your family and I learned something too. Great post!

Fredrik said...

Nice place for a picnic!

Ken Mac said...

wonderful detail. Hope the waterfall doesn't hit!

10/21/08 ~ Thank you to Leedra from Photography by Leedra

10/23/08 ~ Thanks so much to Tanya from Around Roanoke Daily Photo Blog

10/23/08 ~ Thanks also to Laurie from Glimpses of South Pasadena and your very kind words (to follow) . . .

"With gratitude and great pleasure I would like to pass the award to these photography bloggers:

Hope of Knoxville Daily Photo. Hope can squeeze images out of her Nikon Coolpix that will astonish you. The photographs of her kids capture the essence of childhood and a mother's love with the same poignancy and joy of the paintings of Mary Cassatt..."

Tanya and Laurie . . . . I am truly honored and flattered that you have chosen me to receive this award. Sincere thanks to both of you for this award and your nice comments!

10/28/08 ~ Sincere thanks to JM of Oeiras and Environs Daily Photo who has given this award to me. I am truly honored and will enjoy passing this award on to others.

11/4/08 ~ Thanks so much to Sean Claes of Kyle, Texas Daily Photo for giving this award to me, also. It's a great honor and I appreciate it so much!

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