Our challenge from guest host I.J. Khanewala of Don’t Hold your Breath is to show ordinary objects. I chose a few images from my back yard that show ordinary sights around my October garden.
In the image above, the pink plumes of the Muhly Grass is an ordinary sign of fall where I live.
Every October, when most of the flowers in my butterfly garden are gone, the bright orange Mexican Sunflowers are still attracting butterflies. Gulf Fritillaries, Skippers, and Monarch butterflies are ordinary visitors feasting on the last of the nectar.
For this challenge our host Amy has asked us to share images of Autumn Colors. Where I live in Coastal Georgia, the calendar says autumn but the temperature is still warm. Even when the weather cools off, we don’t get the orange, red, and yellow colors we think of when we think of autumn. When we want to see the brilliant colors we travel to higher elevations in October or November.
The images at the top of the page and these next two images were taken on a lake in West Georgia one November.
The following images were taken one October as we took a drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina.
I hope you are enjoying your autumn where ever you are.
We’re not traveling as much in our fifth wheel anymore so I thought it would be fun to relive some of our most memorable days from previous RV trips.
On this day eleven years ago, November 7, 2008, we were camped at the Kentucky Horse Park, a beautiful state park in Lexington, Kentucky. What a contrast from the week before when we were camped awning to awning in a large parking lot in Jacksonville, Florida to attend the Georgia/Florida college football game. After traveling through Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee, we traded the crowded parking lot for a large campsite in a quiet natural setting. We were in Lexington to attend the Georgia/Kentucky SEC football game at Commonwealth Stadium at the University of Kentucky.
The game wasn’t until Saturday so as always we wanted to explore the area. It was raining when we woke up that day so what would be better than taking a drive along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and touring a distillery. As we drove along the fall colors were gorgeous and we passed some beautiful horse farms.
We stopped at the Wild Turkey Distillery in Lawrenceburg for a tour. It was our first distillery tour and very interesting. There were about 22 warehouses filled with barrels of whiskey ageing in the charred barrels. Each barrel is only used once and after they are used the barrels are shipped to distilleries in Ireland to be used to age Irish whiskey. Little did we know that one day we would be touring the Jameson Distillery and see Wild Turkey barrels there!.
After we returned to the campground I walked by this old barn in the park as I was taking my afternoon walk.
We attended the football game on Saturday, and on Sunday we enjoyed touring the museums and seeing the horses up close at the Kentucky Horse Park.