One Fall Day

Fall is definitely in the air, you can just feel it…cool nights and beautiful fall days.  

As I was taking an early morning walk, I saw this lovely Star Glory or Hummingbird Vine growing on an old white picket fence,  when I saw this vine…I remembered that I used to have one blooming around back on my iron fence.  I think the cold winters must have frozen it out, but I love this dainty vine with little red star like flowers.

hmmm….I may take another walk, and gather some seed.

Crepe Myrtle

The Crepe Myrtles are coming to summer’s end…..after the fall rains they will disappear until next year.

Crepe Myrtle


Star Glory Vine

This week has been sad…..I attended a funeral of a young man who took his life on Monday.  He was one of those that seemed to have everything going for him….loving parents, brother, a beautiful wife and home.  He was also a unique artist that made guitars and banjo’s from pans, wood, and various other items. There were at least twenty banjo’s and guitars all  different and unique on display at his funeral….. several are displayed in the Louisville Museum of Art.

Star Glory Vine

It makes you wonder why someone that seemed to have so much going for them and so young,  39 years of age, would want to end it all. 


Spider Web

I was trying to find the perfect spider web to photograph, and even though several looked perfect,  if you looked closely you can see several little flaws, sort of, like us.  No one is perfect….we are have flaws. 


Thanks everyone for stopping by today.  I hope you are enjoying this beautiful fall day!

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Road Trip Out West III

I’m winding up our road trip out West, I also realize it has been a long time coming, but since my last post I’ve cleaned our basement and had a huge yard sale.  It feels good to get rid of some of our clutter, especially from the basement,  so now I’m free to concentrate on fall!   

The photo’s below were taken in Clear Lake, one of the largest natural freshwater lakes in California one of the oldest on the continent, and you can see the ancient volcano, Mount Kanata from a distance.

Clear Lake California

My daughter and her husband kayak across this lake weekly to enjoy dinner at a wonderful Mexican Restaurant. Doesn’t that sound like fun?

Clear Lake California

We visited beautiful wineries, Ferrari-Curano


Red Woods Eureka CA

The redwoods were remarkable!

Red Woods

LavenderandLinen.blogspot.comIt was difficult to take a photo and actually show just how tall and large these tree’s really were.We read, in a brochure, were a  photographer from National Geographic actually camped out in the Redwoods for a year, before he found the best spot to photograph

We stopped by the Grand Canyon on the way home, as you can see it was so crowded.  I did manage to make my way through the crowd, and take a photo of one of the rare Condors.


While driving through Arizona, we decided to stop at the Cadillac Ranch. It’s basically old Cadillac’s buried in the ground.  Everyone brings a can of spray paint, and sprays on their own design.

We stopped in New Mexico and spent the night, but since the temperature’s were reaching 115 degree’s, everyday, so we decided to discontinue our sight seeing there and in Texas, and make our way back to the bluegrass state.

We had a wonderful and safe trip, but it’s great to be back home.

Thank’s everyone for stopping by today.  I hope you are enjoying your weekend, see you soon!


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