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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.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Watery Wednesday - Lake Views in Bernheim Forest

Yesterday I loaded up dog and camera and headed south on I-65 for an afternoon of leaf peeping in Bernheim Forest about 30 minutes from downtown Louisville. As you drive into the forest preserve there's a beautiful lake that is still showing some incredible fall color. It was hard to narrow down to a favorite shot so here are a couple more views:

After leaving the lake area I heading up into the forest. The drive up was a riot of fall color. Once in the forest, Willie and I walked some of the tree trails and captured the sun dappled foliage up close. We then ended our Bernheim experience with a walk out an observation deck that juts over the tree canopy. The canopy walkway rises 5 feet above the trees so you can actually look down into the treetops and also see to great distances where fall-colored trees meet a blue sky at the horizon.

Here's just one view. If you'd like to see more, just scroll down to the previous post, dated November 1.

Want to see some more "watery" photography? Click here for the players.


Jan n Jer said...

Simply gorgeous Faye...Your foliage is much prettier then ours here...I am very disappointed this year!!!Our leaves were not the vivid color they usually are! Your photos are beautiful!

Living Life said...

The fall colors are still very vibrant in your area. I love the reflection of the trees in the water along with the sitting duck (?) on the log in the second photo. Hope Willie enjoyed the fresh air and walk along the water's edge.

Leora said...

Oh, these are just stunning. Fall as it should be! Great combination of crisp water with dazzling foliage.

Barb and Dell said...

Faye, thanks for stopping by our blog today and you nice comments. Your pictures are spectacular! I love the fall colors reflecting in the water.

Judy said...

You still have more colour than we do! Must be the latitude you are at...
I love your photos, especially the ones from the walkway, so you can see over the trees!! I have recently found a similar walkway here, but I don't remember if I posted those photos...

Jo's This and That said...

Beautiful shots! I live inKentucky too! New to the state,was in Il.Retired this year from teaching.Your fall shots are lovely.Thanks for sharing Joann

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