“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…
“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.” ~Stanley Horowitz
“Gray drip-wet dawn
Leafless tree in solitude –
Remembers the robin.” ~Don Sax
“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
“Here is the dark tree
But a million stars” ~Shiki
“Butterflies are self propelled flowers.” ~Robert A. Heinlein
We have a multitude of butterflies this season at le homestead. This morning, I felt like I was in a butterfly exhibit in my own front yard. Alas, none of them wanted to show off in a photo, except this lovely yellow swallowtail…
Could Spring be on it’s way? We spotted our first blooms of wild daffodils while hiking trails through Mammoth Cave National Park. They are the first of the many enchanting wild flowers that bloom throughout Spring & Summer here in Kentucky.
We can’t wait to see this overlook when Spring has sprung…
A lovely spot to rest and repair for the hike back uphill.
Miss Sadie contemplates the view from Green River Bluffs Trail.
“Luck is not a mystical force you’re born with, but a habit you can develop. How? For starters, be open to new experiences, trust your gut wisdom, expect good fortune, see the bright side of challenging events, and master the art of maximizing serendipitous opportunities.” ~Richard Wiseman
Not one, but TWO four-leaf clovers found…How serendipitous! Found at Barren River Lake, Kentucky.
“I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” ~Thomas Jefferson