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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.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

First of the Month and Winter Photos, Day 11 ~ Cherokee Park

I took these three photos of Baringer Hill in Cherokee Park this afternoon. Louisville, Kentucky has a great public parks system designed by Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903), the father of American landscape architecture. Mr. Olmsted is most famous for designing Central and Prospect Parks in New York City. Baringer Hill is a popular playground for sledders, children and dogs and is at the summit of Cherokee Park so you can look out over the trees at all seasons of the year.

Last year for the First of the Month photography meme I focused on Kentucky skies. 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." This year I decided to photograph Olmstead Parks here in Louisville.

Two Weeks in Winter Photos - We are near the end of a two week winter photo challenge. However, if you'd like to join me for the remainder of this challenge, just post your daily winter snapshot. Leave a comment here and I'll let everyone know you're participating. Here's the list so far:

Janis @ As Jan Sees It
Kim @ Kim USA


TexWisGirl said...

i love the colors in the 2nd shot. :)

Sayre said...

I joined into the first of the month photo meme!

Your park is beautiful! I'm looking forward to seeing it change with the seasons.

Living Life said...

Happy New Year Faye! The park you decided to photograph for the first of the month photo challenge is perfect! You must really be getting comfortable with that new camera!

Millie said...

Beautiful parks. Mine for first of the month is here. http://edenhills.wordpress.com/2012/01/01/the-first-first-of-the-month-for-2012/

☆Mama Ko☆ said...

The park looks quiet. The clouds looks bright too, but i hope it's that cold over there


Jan n Jer said...

Your park reminds me alot of our State park...great pics Faye and the sky is stunning! Jer n I are now in Ga. so stay tunned for some different kind of shots!

NatureFootstep said...

lovely country. :) And green too. Wich is good. :)