Don’t get me wrong, this Kentuckian loves to photograph Kentucky all year/every season/any day of the week. I know our state is the most beautiful one in the country and love to prove it with camera in hand. Having said that, is there or is there not something extra special about autumn in Kentucky?
I can’t put my finger on it, but autumn (or fall, if you prefer) fits Kentucky the way a cat fits in your lap. Beautifully. Perfectly. As though all is right with the world.
When driving or riding through Kentucky during this time of year, I find myself wanting to stop everywhere. The land pictured here, with the rolling hills, wonderful trees, and bales of hay begged to be photographed. One of my husbands friends visited us recently and we struck up a conversation about photography. As I told him, my favorite things to photograph are things that are ALIVE: family, birds, animals, trees, plants, flowers, butterflies, insects, and even spiders.
Sue me – I think they’re cool.
My fascination with trees began when I was a little girl and never saw a tree that didn’t need climbing. Kentucky provides us tree lovers with endless joy. So many trees! While I love all trees, I have a special place in my heart (and in my picture collection) for trees with character. You can’t describe a tree with “character,” but you sure know it when you see one.
The tree in the picture above? Character with a capital C.
The pictures above and below were taken near Columbia, Kentucky yesterday. I’ll have a lot more pictures and reviews from yesterday’s trip across our beautiful state in a day or two.