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God's Paintbrush

The peaceful and colorful surroundings of he Education Center at Bernheim Forest, a place that looks like it was painted with God's paintbrush.

Let There Be Light

Let There be Light, by George Grey Barnard, at the gravesite of Isaac W. Bernheim, his wife, daughter and son-in-law.

I don't know if there is a photographer's prayer but, if there is not, "Let There Be Light" would be a good one. The words are engraved on the base of the statue.

Turkey Incident

Kentucky has always been known for its giant turkeys. We're not talking 20 pounders here, we're talking about "birds" as large as 700 pounds! Unfortunately, they too are meat eaters. And by "meat" I mean you. That's right, they eat people. They seem to particularly favor tourists. It happens at least once every year, no matter how many public service announcements and warnings are issued by the media.

I happened to be close by during one recent turkey attack. Though there were signs posted everywhere warning tourists to not look too "touristy," this guy just wasn't paying attention. He was snatched up, just like that. Nothing I could do really. He was too far away and it happened too quickly. I barley managed to get this photo and wound up having to shoot from the hip, not even knowing if I got the photo. I later found out from onlookers who knew the victim that his name was Tom. Kind of ironic I thought.

Gobble, gobble!


Usually, when you see the letters AFIK in a posting on the Internet, it means, "As Far As I Know". In this particular case it means A Field In Kentucky. Seen here is the Education Center at Bernheim Forest in Clermont, KY. This is a beautiful piece of land.

The Halloween Tree

It is often said that a tree will twist its limbs in times of torment.

This tree stands on the grounds of the old Fourth Kentucky Lunatic Asylum - Central State Hospital where I'm sure it saw many a torment.

Lakeland, KY Lightning Strikes Insane Asylum, July1901

Bolt Of Lightning Strikes Among Eighty Inmates of a Kentucky Asylum.

Louisville, Ky., July 2.-A bolt of lightning from a clear sky that struck among eighty inmates of the Central Kentucky Asylum for the Insane at Lakeland, eleven miles from Louisville, at 3:30 this afternoon, killed JAMES HOWARD, aged 38, of Stevensport, Ky., and knocked unconscious Nat Mercer, an attendant, and three other patients. Great excitement followed among the insane persons who had been taken into the yard for air, but rain came and drove them back to their quarters. The attendant and the patients who were knocked senseless will recover.

Times Picayune, New Orleans, LA 3 Jul 1901

The Autumn Path

"I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house. So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air."
~Nathaniel Hawthorne

House Finch

A common House Finch adding to the colors of Autumn.

Mr. Jack O'Lantern

So I had this idea about testing invisibility... Actually, I found a free (yes free) spell for invisibility on the web. I figured I'd try it but stopped at the last minute because it seemed to be working. (I know, right?)

"Things Seen, and Things Not Seen:
Let me walk here in between..."

~Free Internet Spell

If you are curious... This is one photo and one exposure. It was 30 seconds in duration. There is a flash in the pumpkin and an upside-down flash behind the pumpkin. The flashes fired instantly to expose the foreground and, while the shutter remained open for 30 seconds, I ran in and kneeled, as still as I could, from about the 3 second to the 8 second mark. Then I hopped out of the line of fire and waited for the exposure to complete.

Blue & Gold

God knows how to pick some good colors and textures to put together...

Fire Leaves

I just liked the fire-like colors of this autumn leaf shot.

Fields Of Gold

"You'll remember me when the west wind moves
Upon the fields of barley.
You'll forget the sun in his jealous sky
As we walk in the fields of gold."


Ink Blot Test

This is like an ink blot test with no correct answer. It's the reflection of some trees with Autumn color in a lake.

A Red As Valuable As Gold

Another cell phone capture. I mowed my lawn all around this reddest of 
red leaves today. Every time I rode past it, I was taken in by its 
redness. I knew that once my work was done, I was going to have to 
photograph it with my cell phone.

On This Veterans Day...

"...I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save.

I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

A. Lincoln"

All photos were taken at the Cave Hill National Cemetery and Arboretum in Louisville, KY