There have been many times I’ve desired to live somewhere else (specifically a beach or at least near water) but this past weekend has allowed me to enjoy the beauty of my old Kentucky home. I’ve shared a few times lately that this Spring season has been exceptional in Kentucky. The harsh winter and continuous spring rains have allowed us to have a masterpiece of green pastures and stunning blooms on trees and flowers.
On Sunday, after completing errands, James and I had time to take some backroads near our home. I am still working on my photography skills but this drive allowed me to capture some of my state’s most beautiful resources – horses,rock fences, green pastures of horse farms and a few things in between.
I believe that everyone begins to take for granted the beauty of where they live. In Lexington, it is very easy to daily drive by some of the most successful and beautiful horse farms in the world.
You then find yourself driving down beautiful roads like this.
Which are often bordered by beautiful rock fences hand created by ancestors from Scotland and Ireland.
And these beautiful roads allow you to get up close and personal with some of the most beautiful creatures in the world.
And while most of them were enjoying the sun, one demanded his own photography session.
He then showed he has a sense of humor. (I just love this horse)
After a while of driving, in the middle of horse country you will find the fantastic Windy Corner Restaurant. (The first time I took James he thought we were going to the middle of no where.) This is a fantastic restaurant serving Kentucky Proud products and let me add I was able to get a gluten free brownie – major score!!
As we took a different way home, we found another restaurant Herbe that has only been open for two weeks. It’s small and everything is handmade. We couldn’t help but get some quiche to take home for breakfast. They will begin offering a Sunday brunch soon and I’m really looking forward to going back and trying the homemade chicken salad.
Life continues to be busy and I know the difficulty in taking time to acknowledge the beauty in everyday life. However, I am hoping that you can take a few minutes to appreciate something on your way to work, to school or while you are running errands. Don’t forget to look up at the sky, and down at grass that is supporting you. Life is happening around us everyday and only we can make ourselves slow down and be grateful.
Joining Grateful Heart Monday for I am blessed to live in My Old Kentucky Home.
What do you find beautiful about where you live?