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Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

First of the Month - Leaf Peeping in Bernheim Forest

This afternoon Willie and I headed out to Bernheim Forest about 40 minutes south of Louisville looking for autumn color before it was too late. This view was our reward. At the crest of the forest there is a long walkway and observation deck that juts out over the forest canopy. Not only can you look down into the forest growth, but you can also get these distant views on a clear day like today. Willie volunteered to go first on the canopy walkway. He's saying "Don't look down, don't look down. . ."

All year long I've been scanning Kentucky skies, camera in hand, in order to participate in a monthly photography meme that attracts aspiring photographers from all over. The idea is that we look at our surroundings and record the changes from month to month. The host for this meme is Jan at Murrieta 365 . Here's how it works: "The goal is to capture one thing repeatedly on the first day of each month. It can be a landscape, a person, an animal, a project; whatever your focus is fine. It can be a record of where you are each first day of the month." I decided to photograph Kentucky skies.


Pamela said...

I would love to walk there...
so beautiful.

I'll even hold Willie's paw. ha ha

Jan n Jer said...

This is gorgeous...a very special reward for sure! It looks like a glorious fall day to be outdoors with Willie and to soak up the beauty of your surroundings. I feel like Autumn has been ruined in our neck of the woods because of all the rain in Sept. and this past Sat. WE had 6inches of wet heavy snow that broke scores of tree limbs like they were match sticks! ~sigh~:(

TexWisGirl said...

Willie's a brave pup!

Leora said...

These shots are just glorious - looks like you hit bountiful beauty.

kaye said...

how gorgeous! We don't have trees like that around here.

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