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...


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

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

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

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

  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.

  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.

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

  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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