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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, February 1, 2012

First of the Month & Watery Wednesday - At Cherokee Park

For this year's First of the Month photos I chose Louisville's Olmsted Parks, a beautiful park system designed by the Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture. This month I went back to Cherokee Park to re-visit places I'd photographed in January.

For no more than ten minutes this was the way the sunrise looked on my way to the park:


The day quickly shifted to damp and misty. Here is Baringer Hill, a favorite place for people of all ages--and their dogs--to come and play. I hope to catch the hill snow-covered and covered with sledders before winter's end, but here's what it looked like today. Baringer Hill tree lace:


Cherokee Park has many gentle streams, creeks and stone bridges like this:






First of the Month: 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 .


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

17 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

that sunrise is gorgeous! and isn't it crazy to have all that green grass on Feb 1st?!

Margaret said...

Well, I always love an arch over water. And winter has a lovely way of reflecting the trees...

Jan n Jer said...

Gorgeous sunrise n love the reflection shots Faye! Looks like a nice park!

Millie said...

Beautiful! I bet is was amazing to walk out there with some nice unseasonal weather! Mine is here. http://edenhills.wordpress.com/2012/02/01/february-first/

George said...

This looks like a beautiful park. I really like the stream, and I think that hill would look nice covered in snow. You captured a gorgeous sunrise.

Pamela said...

You are still doing a good job of first of month photos.

Love that first colorful shot!

NixBlog said...

Beautiful shots, Faye. My favourite is the fourth one with the wonderful reflections.

Thank you for your comment on my blog. To answer your question, the Gold Coast is in Queensland, about 2000 km from Melbourne. We are lucky to have beautiful beaches all around our coast.

Riet said...

Beautiful photo's of your walk. Weather was mild here too but now we have winter finally with a lot of frost.

Jill said...

so pretty. those moments are so fleeting!

2sweetnsaxy said...

I would love to find a place like that to wander about with my camera. Great shots!

Debs Carr said...

How beautiful!

EG Wow said...

The first shot is so colourful!!

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Beautiful pics !

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