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







Saturday, February 16, 2013

Oldham County Horse Country...My Home~



Just having fun with these images of the Eastern Meadowlark, perched upon the black fencing at the nearby horse farms. 
I was in my car, pulled off along side the country lane and some of the images came out crooked and I decided to leave them that way, and, or to pitch them over even a little bit more, including turning one completely on it's end...
Something to do on a cold Winter's day ;')


I am linking up with Mary for:

"Mosaic Monday"


at:
http://dearlittleredhouse.blogspot.com

 
 
 
 


I am blessed to live near some amazing horse country. 
Many of the landowners first purchased the land, when Lasma Arabian Horse Farms was formed back in the mid 1980's .
  Many of those farms have changed hands since~


A bit of Eastern European Starling murmuration over the horse fields~
 


Many of the horse barns are quite unique...this is one of my faves~
 
 
 
 
 


A couple of the farms have wonderful workout tracks for their horses. 
I always like this one the best, but hardly ever get to see it being used. 
Only one time, have I ever been fortunate to be near, when the track was in use, and guess what? 
I missed the image, and then the rider and horse retreated back to the farm...they had finished their routine a moment too soon, for me to get a capture~
 


This was the original sales center built to sell and purchase Arabian horses back in the mid 1980s,
 and it is for sale...
Does anyone want to place a bid?
;')~
 
 
 
 

A flock of Canada Geese fly over, as I make my way back home. 
It was a beautiful sun soaked Winter day. 
Later, I will share some of the Raptor images that I took on this morning outing. 
On one country lane, within 2 miles, I captured an American Kestrel, a pair of Red-tailed Hawks and a Red-Shouldered Hawk. 
It is also the place, where I first saw a true Red-headed Woodpecker 2 years ago...
I love the place, how about you?

Happy week!
 
 
 

17 comments:

  1. no doubt, you live in a gorgeous area. love the black panel fence rows and the horse barns. but that one rounded barn - now THAT would go with my house quite nicely! :)

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  2. Oh Wow! Really nice post! I love the photos with the fences in them. Very nicely done.

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  3. Gorgeous, Mary! There's not much prettier than Kentucky horse country. I'm right in the middle of it, too. Love these shots!

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  4. Lovely photos, and some lovely scenery and buildings! Loved the mosaic with the starlings and I would have liked to have that round barn too, if I only had somewhere to put it!

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  5. Looks good...

    Its my longtime dream to visit Horse farm, you are lucky :)

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  6. Lovely images, Mary! The horses and the meadowlark are my favorites. The round barn is cool! Lovely farms and countryside. Thanks for sharing, have a happy week!

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  7. You do live in beautiful country. The roll of the land and the fences and architecture and wildlife and equine beauty everywhere...delightful!

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  8. I like what you have done to the meadowlark photo, cool idea. I hope you enjoy the week:)

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  9. Such lovely photos! Kind of fun to view some scenery without snow :)

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  10. You are lucky to live in such a beautiful area, thanks for sharing it.
    I like the crooked photos of the meadowlark.
    Judith

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  11. Such a nice collection of photos. You really live in a beautiful area of the country.

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  12. Oh, so good. You live in expensive area, beautiful horses to live in, the Starlings doing their things. Mary, you're wizard at photography.

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  13. Hi Mary,

    Great pictures this week!!! I love the sky in your pics, and my favorite barn is the yellow with the green trim. I love the traditional style.

    I have a second cousin who lives in Lexington, KY, and I really wish I could visit there. She has issued an invitation of course, but our schedule just never seems to allow the time.

    I LOVE horse farms. My parents have visited Lexington and toured Churchill Downs; they said it was quite interesting.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. How great that your in-laws have been to Stratford-on-Avon! I was actually over there in 1999 with my husband, who was there on business. We just took a sidetrip to Stratford on the Sunday, and that's when I took those photos. I thoroughly enjoyed visiting England.

    Have a great day!

    Denise

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  14. I think you made some great inventive shots there Mary. Those fences against the blue sky really work so well especially with the undulating land. You surely do live in a lovely place with all those horses close by.

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  15. Beautiful pictures and mosaics...you live in such beautiful country! I love the term "starling murmuration". Just had to go back and read that line over and over...wonderfully perfect.

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  16. wonderful wonderful images. I enjoyed every one of them. Thank you for taking us there. I always love coming to your blog Mary.
    Have a wonderful week.

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  17. I love the snowgirl and the towhee. You live in such a lovely area!

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