Cherish is my favorite word, and I cherish the ability of turning the routine into a beautiful moment.
Nature creates in me, a spiritual and meditative time to bring peace, harmony and balance, into an otherwise ordinary day~
Mary Howell Cromer







Monday, December 26, 2011

My Ride Into the Big City~



What to say, just a very nice ride out into the country.  
Every Monday, I drive into the big city.  I often say that, but never name it...we live in a small rural town called LaGrange, and I drive into the small city of  St. Matthews, just outside of Louisville, Kentucky. 
We have I-71 just beyond our borders, and yet, I do not get on it often, for there are too many drivers, too many wrecks and to tell the truth, I love old country lanes. 
Sometimes I take the same journey twice a week, and I can always view something new.  Other times,  like yesterday, I took a little different route, got a little bit lost, figured it out and had a very nice ride. 
The Red-tailed Hawk hunting was a pleasant surprise. 
The old rusty silos are in a tiny town along the river of Westport. 
During the Civil War, they had Underground Railroads in this tiny city all tucked away. 























I have driven by this old silo hundreds of times and never really taken a good look at it...pretty cool!




The White-tailed Deer was running along I-71 and the county lane that I was on, and I so hope it made it across the fence with the other doe that was with her...

8 comments:

  1. It's lovely Mary, I would like that. Great pictures as well.

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  2. beautiful grasses, and i LOVE those old silos! such pretty countryside!

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  3. I too much prefer taking country roads. You sure did find a few great subjects to photograph!

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  4. Such a pleasant trip, Mary. Beautiful scenery, and I think the hawks show off especially for you. Hope your New Year is wonderful.

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  5. Thanks for taking us along on the ride! We take back roads whenever we can, even when we're traveling cross-country. The mileage may be more, but the time goes so much faster when you have all this loveliness to look at.

    Beautiful countryside and birds. And I like thinking of the bravery of those who sponsored (and used) the underground railroads. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. You're so right Mary, country roads are much more interesting and productive for birds and photography and there's no need to rush around like everyone seems to do nowadays. It looks a really nice part of the world where you live and thanks for sharing it.

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  7. great shots of the hawk. Both the sitting psoition and the last one flying. Shows off it´s beauty. :)

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  8. Such beautiful scenery - I've never been to your part of the USA, but can see that it is a lovely place. The ponies are rugged little creatures, aren't they?
    I wish you and yours all the best in 2012 - and I look forward to visiting your posts again.

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