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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.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Autumn Photo Challenge, Day 8 - "Fall Fun"

This week thousands will converge on Old Louisville for the annual St. James Art Fair with over 700 artists--in all media--exhibiting and selling their works. It used to be my idea of fall fun to spend the first weekend in October with some friends on St. James Court checking out new and returning favorite artists:
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.

A painter from New Zealand working on a watercolor of Locust Grove. People were fascinated by his work and stopped to watch him and ask questions.

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


Jan n Jer said...

Now that looks like my kind of outdoor festival. I too am done with the big crowds...this place is quite charming. Great place for photos. I started a new meme..."Fridays Fences" hope you will join in Faye...a chance to use your camera for yet another photo challenge.

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

That looks exactly like the sort of place I'd love to visit.

Pamela said...

Traveling..so reading on my droid. This looks like an event I would love to attend.