Monday, March 13, 2017

An Early Taste of Spring

Redbud
Fayette County

Beginnings of a nest in a magnolia tree

Doves nesting on a foggy spring morning

"Jane" magnolia

White Bleeding Heart

"Jack Frost" Brunnera

Red Maple

Candytuft

Mom and Baby

All Legs

Magnolia, Red Maple, and Blue Sky

Enjoying the warm morning sun on an early spring day

Friday, March 3, 2017

Woodford Reserve

Woodford Reserve Distillery
Woodford County



Inside the welcome center



Old stencil used for printing on barrel tops

Inside the welcome center is a small restaurant that serves sandwiches, soups, drinks, and desserts.  The
chili and cornbread made for a warm, delicious lunch on a cold winter day.



Behind the welcome center is the distillery, various offices, and storage barns.

Barrels of bourbon travel from distillery to storage on a track system.








The Grassy Springs Branch of Glenn's Creek runs through Woodford Reserve property.



Sunday, February 26, 2017

Cardome

Cardome, Georgetown, Scott County

Over the years, Cardome has been, among other things, a governor's home, a girls' school, & a community center.










Earlier entrance to Cardome


For more about Cardome, click here.


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Swinging Bridges in Breathitt County

This swinging bridge crosses Lost Creek along Highway 15.
 Ned, Breathitt County

Beautiful spot at a bend in the South Fork of the Kentucky River

The swinging bridge crosses the South Fork and allows access to the small cemetery on the hill.

One of several swinging bridges that cross South Fork

Abandoned bridge along South Fork





Friday, February 3, 2017

Elk View Overlook

Elk View Overlook
Breathitt County

The driveway from the main road to the overlook

Much of the view from the overlook is of reclaimed land that was strip mined by Breathitt County coal miners.

From the parking lot, visitors can access the overlook.

Informational signs along the path of the overlook explain the history and mission of Elk View.

Breathtaking Views







Elk have been reintroduced to the area, but deer and wild horses are also abundant here.

Numerous wild horses were near the overlook when I visited.









Sunset from Elk View Overlook