Monday, June 14, 2010

Hot Weekend in Louisville

My hubby spent a hot weekend in Louisville KY ... and Art Festival at Fourth-Street-Live, Greek Festival on the Water front ... and we even took time to visit Churchill Downs race track on Sunday. This little get away was suppose to be restful ... wonder why I'm still so tired? Hope you enjoy a few photos I took with my digital camera ... of course, I had to altered ... could not leave them plain!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

When life gives me lemons ... "ditch lily photo editing"

When life gives me lemons instead of making lemonade ... I play with Adobe Photoshop!

Editing photos is as therapeutic to me as growing flowers in my garden. Don't ask me the explain the techniques I used to achieve these results ... I think it's more like a click here and a click there ... or as a chef would say, "a little of this and that".  

I hope to either have these images printed on canvas or greeting cards. This photo was taken on the side of the road in Woodford County ... it is a native plant called a ("ditch") daylily.  

They are very common in Kentucky as well as other southern states.  

I really have never seen a green lily ...  perhaps this is why I find this image so interesting.

(click on images to increase size.)

There are times when something in the environment forces us to take a double-take. And for those on the lookout for the effective novelty of being creative ... the unexpected certainly makes life more interesting. I will name this "art happens" ... until I think of a better name.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

... a summer day in Woodford County

I had wonderful time today galloping around the country side with my friend Theresa. We attended "A Day in the Country" sponsored by the Pisgah Community Historic Association.

- Contributing Garden Writer for the Lexington Herald-Leader writes:
If summer in the city is getting too hot to handle, you can find relief just 12 miles west of downtown Lexington, where the Pisgah community has a long and remarkable 225-year history. Pisgah began in 1784, when a group of families, originally from the area known as Calf Pastures near Staunton, Va., left the protection of McConnell's Station, near Lexington, and settled in Pisgah. The settlement was named for the biblical Mount Pisgah, from which Moses viewed the promised land.
Unlike many early settlements that later developed into urban areas, Pisgah has retained its agricultural character. Since 1987, it has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places under a rare designation as a rural, agricultural district.
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Woodford County is the home of what must be the best scenic roads in Kentucky. As you travel alone these country roads, your eyes will fall upon some of the most impressive landscapes in the world .... hundreds of acres of paddocks, stately stables and barns,"built for kings ... we call thoroughbreds " ... intertwined with miles upon miles of historic stone and wooden fences.  It's what lies behind these fences I find most remarkable ... hundreds of horses.  Frankly, just riding alone this roads, it's easy to see why Kentucky holds the titled of being the "horse capital of the world". 
I hope you enjoy some of the photos I took today ~