I hope this installment is the first of many campfire stories. Hubby and I are Empty Nesters now, and we plan to go on many camping trips in the future, Lord willing! My husband and I love to get away in our RV, a 29-ft trailer that's been our home away from home since 2013. … Continue reading Campfire Stories: Pt. 1 – Falls Campground
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I began another journey yesterday, playing forward the gifts God has given to me regarding my photographic skills. I love to teach so when Rev. Howard De Vries asked me to teach him everything I know he opened up a huge can of worms. LOL Howard started well, taking my advice on which camera to purchase. Of course, as long as Fuji’s mirrorless X-E1 cameras are available new I steered him to the best kept secret in photography.
The new camera arrived this past week and sat unopened on Howard’s desk at church. He had taken my advice and fully charged the battery so we could get on with the camera’s programming and setup. Howard is new to all this so I came prepared with a new 8 gig high quality SD memory card loaded with the latest firmware update for the camera. In short order we brought the camera…
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The Goldenrod is Kentucky's state flower, and this year has been a real show! I've never seen so many! You may be thinking, "Oh no, my allergies!" But, if you have Fall allergies, goldenrod is not the culprit. The source of your allergy is most likely the ragweed that grows alongside the goldenrod. Goldenrod can actually … Continue reading Flower Power!
When I first started this blog in February 2011, I had great plans for it. I dreamed of traveling to each of Kentucky's 120 counties, and discovering and extolling the myriad virtues of this beautiful state. How reality can kick you in the teeth! Average working Americans are struggling. And we're about as average as … Continue reading Rambling Economics
For this report, my husband and I traveled just a few miles from home. We went to a free seminar recently in Mt Vernon, Kentucky, titled Eating Wild, presented by ASPI (Appalachia - Science in the Public Interest.) The approximately twenty people in attendance learned about many common edible plants that grow in Southeast Kentucky … Continue reading Eating Wild: Food From Your Own Backyard
This is an update to 'Logan's Fort' that I posted a year ago. I stopped by the building site yesterday. I was disappointed to see that no further work has been done since July 2011. I also spoke with a member of the Logan's Fort Foundation (LFF) yesterday. She told me the reason for the delay … Continue reading Logan’s Fort Update
As I mentioned in my last post, Fall has come to Kentucky. It's October and the leaves are in color. My family and I took a drive up US 25E this past weekend, and it got me to thinking about scenic drives. Kentucky has so many beautiful scenic routes, I thought I would mention a … Continue reading Enjoy Fall in the Kentucky Mountains
Days are getting shorter, and color is starting to show in the trees. After Labor day the fall festival season kicks into high gear. It's the time of folk festivals, hayrides, and pumpkins. Yes, Fall has come to Kentucky. If you're looking for some economical weekend entertainment, a fall festival might be just what you … Continue reading Fall in Kentucky
A group of dedicated historians are recreating Logan's Fort in Lincoln County just at the edge of Stanford near Buffalo Springs Cemetery. Borrowed from the http://www.logansfort.org website-- "Logan's Fort set on a slight elevation about fifty yards west of the smaller spring at St. Asaph. The fort was 90 X 150 feet and was constructed … Continue reading Logan’s Fort
19 Feb 2011. We spent the Saturday in Clay County. We went especially to see the Red Bird Petroglyph rock, known to locals for over 200 years. "Petroglyphs" is just another word for rock engravings. The story, mystery, and ensuing controversy intrigued me. I wanted to see this rock for myself. The symbols on this … Continue reading Clay County