Category Archives: kentucky

Hello September

I finally figured out how to digitize my hand-lettering so I could use them on my own images. You can teach an old dog new tricks!  These are some lovely burgundy sunflowers blooming in my Kentucky garden. Cheers!

Hello September by OliveLoaf Design

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Love Sand

 

“When I was twelve years old, the world was my magic lantern, and by its green spirit glow I saw the past, the present and into the future. You probably did too; you just don’t recall it. See, this is my opinion: we all start out knowing magic. We are born with whirlwinds, forest fires, and comets inside us. We are born able to sing to birds and read the clouds and see our destiny in grains of sand.”  ~Robert McCammon

Sand Love by OliveLoaf Design

Photo: OliveLoaf Design, Beach at Barren River Lake, Kentucky

Spring: Barren County

Scenes from a day in Barren County, Kentucky…

Sunrise Lilacs. “April is the cruelest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain.” ~T.S. Eliot

Earth Day Lilac Season by OliveLoaf Design

A Tiny Turtle Spotted at the Lake {Box Turtle, Barren River Lake}.

Tiny Turtle by OliveLoaf Design

Delicate Bleeding Heart Blooms.

Bleeding Heart Blooms by OliveLoaf Design

New Lily of the Valley.

Lily of the Valley Blooms by OliveLoaf Design

A Study of Bird and Insect Designed Dwellings.

Bird Insect Dwellings by OliveLoaf Design

A Young Little Brown Bat Visits the Porch.

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Be Still…and You Will Hear It.

Be Still by OliveLoaf Design

“My favorite weather is bird-chirping weather.” ~Terri Guillemets

Solitude

“I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape – the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter.  Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show.”   ~Andrew Wyeth

Scenes from a desolate lake beach. Winter approaches…

Beach Patterns.

Beach Patterns by OliveLoaf Design

Ripples.

Ripples by OliveLoaf Design

 

Sand Paw.

Sand Paw by OliveLoaf Design

Acquiesce.

Acquiesce by OliveLoaf Design

“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.” ~Stanley Horowitz

Barren.

Barren by OliveLoaf Design

“Gray drip-wet dawn
Leafless tree in solitude –
Remembers the robin.” ~
Don Sax

Morning Quarry.

Morning Quarry by OliveLoaf Design

 

“A few days ago I walked along the edge of the lake and was treated to the crunch and rustle of leaves with each step I made.  The acoustics of this season are different and all sounds, no matter how hushed, are as crisp as autumn air.” ~Eric Sloane

Rising.

Rising by OliveLoaf Design

Boardwalk.

Boardwalk by OliveLoaf Design

“Here is the dark tree
Denuded now
Of leafage…
But a million stars” ~
Shiki