However, for the past two years I've passed on this mega event in favor of a much more peaceful art event--the Locust Grove Fall Antiques Market. Last weekend I grabbed my camera and set out alone to enjoy the afternoon at this historic (family of Lewis and Clark) farm on the edge of downtown Louisville. The gardens and surrounding fields were just beginning to promise fall and the antique booths were set up in a locust grove near the home. Here's a sampling of what I saw:
A long view of the Locust Grove home through the gardens.
This is the old home and the entrance to the market.
Several views of the booths. This year I bought old flour sack tea towels. Last year I found a school slate bound with leather stripping from late 1800s and old books, including Ben Franklin's autobiography.
And finally, a nice view of the Locust Grove grounds. Everything was still green, but you could feel fall in the air and know that in just a few weeks this same view would be in shades of yellow, orange, red, and brown.
If you'd like to participate in the Two Weeks in Autumn Photo Challenge--and I hope you do--it's simple. Just grab your camera and take a photo of your interpretation of the day's subject. Post on your blog and then leave me a comment so I can visit you and include your link on the player's list below. Also, since some of the photo subjects may take a bit of planning thought I'd give you a few of them ahead of time.
October 1, Day 9 Subject - "Early Fall Landscapes"
October 2, Day 10 Subject - "Nature Closeups"
October 3, Day 11 Subject - "Autumn Sunlight"
October 4, Day 12 Subject - "Autumn Walk"
October 5, Day 13 Subject - "Fall Colors"
October 6, Day 14 Subject (the end of 2 Weeks in Autumn Photo Challenge--thanks for playing and visiting) - "Your Favorite Early Autumn Photo"
Here are today's possible players:
Pamela @ The Dust Will Wait
Janis @ As Jan Sees It
Joangee @ Musings n Waffle