A Different View

On Easter Sunday after a wonderful visit an dinner with my kids and grandbabies, I ventured outside for a breath of fresh air and of course with my camera in tow. As I just moved here, everything is new so walking out into the back yard was exciting. While looking around I spotted a black squirrel jumping across the branches in a tree nearby. As I went to take the lens cap off the camera he disappeared in the thicket of trees and brush. But, below are a few things I did see. Enjoy!

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January Ice

Last month we had a small ice storm. Driving on the roads was the last thing I wanted to do that day, so I stayed home from work. I decided to go outside and take a few pictures of the aftermath. Enjoy!

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More Random Kentucky Photos

I thought these were nice and wanted to add them. Enjoy!

               

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Gatlinburg, Tn

Here’s a few photos of the mountains in Gatlinburg, Tn this weekend. The color were really pretty but not nearly as beautiful as they have been in the past. The previous post of the fog was on top of the mountain in Gatlinburg leading into Cherokee, NC With the clouds so low, I chose not to venture any further this trip. Maybe next year I will.

              

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A Kentucky Morning

Just a few pretty shots I captured this morning at home.

               

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Foggy Day

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Cumberland Falls

Yesterday, I decided to take a detour on my way to work and check out Cumberland Falls yet again. I never tire of this place.  Different times of year the water sometimes become so strong the mist in itself is amazing. Yesterday it was cloudy, but a nice day to take a couple shots of the falls. Check back next week for new photos of North Carolina and Tennessee.

         

 

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Shillito Park, Lexington, Kentucky

Shillito Park in Lexington, KY is very nice. There was a lot of Disc Golf being played in the park and a community pool just beyond the trees from the picnic shelter. There’s a large walking track and many beautiful sites to see. Here’s a few snapshots I took from the picnic area.   http://www.lexingtonky.gov/index.aspx?page=260

         

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Keeneland Thoroughbreds

Friday the 13th was a great day to spend at Keeneland Throughbred Race Track in Lexington, Kentucky. Most suspicions say that Friday the 13th is an unlucky day. Well, not for me! I had a wonderful day betting on the horses. Out of the ten races I personally won eight of them. Yesterday was The Maker’s 46 Mile race and it was awesome! Being and Ambassador for Maker’s Mark I try to attend as many of their events as possible. If you’re ever in Lexington, Kentucky check the schedule for Keeneland and if a race is going on stop in, you’ll love it! Follow the link for Keeneland schedule.  http://www.keeneland.com/lists/events/calendaralt.aspx

             

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Monticello Sky

 

Traveling through Monticello, Kentucky a frequent trip I make once or twice a week, I see this. Every time I’m there, the sky seems more beautiful than previous trips so I thought I’d take a few random shots. Many of the photos look similar, but are in different areas. I never grow tired of such beauty. Enjoy!

             

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Cherokee, North Carolina

Cherokee, North Carolina is a very beautiful place to visit. The scenery is breathtaking. If you’re ever in the town, make sure you stop and visit their zoo. It’s small, but truly amazing and the people there are very nice and friendly. I fell in love with this baby Grizzly, I wanted to take her home with me 🙂 Here is the website to the zoo. http://www.cherokeebearzoo.com/ The photo of me and the baby grizzly was taken by the gentleman at the zoo, all others were taken by me.

                                                      

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Kentucky Outing

Sometimes I see the coolest things on a road trip and have to stop and take a picture. Today venturing through Lancaster, Ky and Nicholasville, Ky I stopped, grab my trusty camera and captured these really cool images.

      

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*Coming Soon*

Spring time is near and travel time is just around the corner. So far, I have reserved seats at Keeneland Thoroughbred Race Track in April a visit to the Kentucky Reptile Zoo in May and that should be quite educating. Plus, being an Ambassador of Maker’s Mark Distillery I hope to get a full detailed travel log there in June. I do however have quite a few more on my list with much more to come…… So, keep checking back. Thanks!

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Happy New Year!!!

Have a fun and safe New Year!

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Somerset Kentucky

                         

These images were taken down town Somerset next to the Court House and Library.

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Random Kentucky Photos

Recently a friend and I decided to go in search of a few perfect photos. Walking for miles we stumbled across a few amazing places. Randomly snapping our cameras we were able to capture some amazing things. More Kentucky places to come.                                                                             

 

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76 Falls Albany, Kentucky

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76 Falls in Albany Kentucky is absolutely beautiful. The area is small but breathtaking. Walking down a flight of stairs and over a bridge the view was absolutely amazing. I’ve researched the falls and haven’t found enough useful information on just this particular falls. I have heard however that it is a party cove. People from all over the United States come to Albany to see, play and party in this cove. If you’re ever in Albany, Kentucky make sure to go and see 76 falls, it’s worth the drive.

                  

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Beaver Creek Monticello, Kentucky

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Beaver Creek Resort is located near the southern tip of Lake Cumberland in South Central Kentucky, only a few miles from Monticello. Typically the lake consists of a jagged 1,255-mile shoreline and surface area of 63,000 acres provide the very best water recreation opportunities in the Eastern U.S. Information was obtained from: http://www.beavercreekmarina.com/

                                                     

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Antioch (Burnside) Kentucky

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A little piece of heaven in Antioch, Kentucky will literally take your breath away. I can honestly say these pictures don’t do this place justice. It is so peaceful and quite. I could have spent the whole day there just walking through the water enjoying the sites. But, of course my guide Corey had been there many times and I’m sure he got tired of pulling me up embankments and keeping me from sliding down on the mossy covered rocks.  Thanks Corey for showing me your secret hide-away place. The further we traveled back into the woods the more beautiful it became. It was later in the afternoon as the sun was glistening through the trees I found that one piece of silence I so much needed. While there we also ran across a couple millipede’s which are rather poisonous, the yellow spots were a warning. I’m sure there are a thousand more creatures we didn’t see and many more lurking beneath the leaves. I plan to go back and go deeper into the woods very soon.

                                                         

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Keeneland Thoroughbred Racing Lexington, Kentucky

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Keeneland

Recently, I went to Keeneland with my parents and had a blast betting on the horses. Of course I spent too much money, but in the end I at least won one of my bets. In one of the photos you see two men, one of whom is Ken Ramsey of Ramsey Farms in Nicholasville, Kentucky who has many thoroughbred horses and races them all over the United States and the other being Keeneland’s Bugler Bucky Sallee of 49 years.  Apparently, the bad weather didn’t stop all the spectators as most carried huge umbrellas and stood near the track. I myself had a nice swat under the sheltered roof, but chose to stand next to the track snapping pictures. This was very exciting as I watched the horses more than I snapped my camera.  Follow the link for the History of Keeneland. http://www.keeneland.com/lists/copy/mission.aspx

                                        

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