Finally, a Sunny Day in Kentucky!

Finally, a Sunny Day in Kentucky!

 Have you ever noticed how green the world looks after a few days of rain? I’ve seen some of the greenest fields today here in Kentucky. Even the blue sky looked bluer today. My husband and I rode around some of Madison Counties back roads and then after lunch we rode our four wheeler down in the deep backwoods. There was so much beauty there, I couldn’t capture it all with my camera but I tried.

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Take a Photo Trip With Me Around Central Kentucky

Today was a beautiful day in Kentucky – hot, but beautiful. Mike and I took a trip on our 750 Honda.  I would rather have taken the touring motorcycle, because it’s more comfortable than the 750.  The good thing about riding the smaller motorcycle though, is it’s easier to maneuver on the smaller roads that we so much like to travel.

Come with me through this photo journal of our day.  I think you might get a small glimpse into our world and understand why we enjoy traveling around the Kentucky backroads. Click on any photo to see a larger version.

The first place we traveled to was the Valley View Ferry that connects Madison County to Jessimine County. 

Valley View Ferry

Valley View Ferry

Have you ever heard the saying, get your ducks in a row? This usually is said to someone when you are telling them to get thier story straight or in the right order.  Anyway, while crossing the ferry, I spotted some ducks in a row.  Look at this, I think this is an awesome picture…
Ducks in a row

Ducks in a row

After crossing the ferry, traveling the Jessimine County backroads, I saw trees with leaves already changing to the fall colors.  They still have a ways to go before turning into the deep reds, golds and orange colors that are so significant in the autumn, but the tree lined road was gorgeous.
Leaving the ferry

Leaving the ferry

I enjoy taking pictures through page wire fences and other type fencing.  I think it adds dimension and interest to the pictures.  After traveling a few miles into Jessamine County, we drove past a bull lying in the field.  When I first saw him, I thought he looked sort of like a big old polar bear.  Mike stopped the motorcycle and pulled into the driveway so that I could shoot the bull.  He (the bull) didn’t move a muscle when I got off the bike and walked over to him.  As you can see in the picture, that little wire fence between us, wouldn’t have meant anything to the bull.  Had I irritated him, he’d would’ve taken me out any time he wanted.  Here’s a couple of shots of my polar bear bull.
My polar bear bull

My polar bear bull

Shooting the bull

Shooting the bull

Traveling on, we crossed a bridge leading from Jessamine County into Mercer County.  This was also a beautiful view.  Don’t you agree that the Kentucky River in this area is one of the most beautiful sites? 
Kentucky River at Mercer County

Kentucky River at Mercer County

Kentucky River with a rocky backdrop

Kentucky River with a rocky backdrop

Beautiful Kentucky River

Beautiful Kentucky River

Ok, these are not of the Kentucky scenery, but we had fun so I thought I’d share a couple of silly pics with you.

Can I do it?

Can I do it?

Stumped

Stumped

Tah-Dah!! I made it.

Tah-Dah!! I made it.

Our final pictures were taken as we crossed Kennedy Bridge from Mercer into Garrard County.  These photos are of the Herrington Lake and Marina.  I always hated crossing this bridge…I don’t like a lot of bridges to begin with, but this one in particular is scary.  I think one reason is that the guard rails seem to be too low, but I’m not sure that is the real problem.  It’s more likely the reason is the bridge isn’t very wide, but it is very long.

Kennedy Bridge

Kennedy Bridge

Herrington Lake Marina

Herrington Lake Marina

Herrington Lake

Herrington Lake

See what I mean?  Isn’t Kentucky a beautiful state and Central Kentucky a gorgeous area?  I love it here and I’m so proud of our state. Kentucky is a great place to live.
Share your Kentucky memories in the comment section or email them to me.
Darlene