It’s late October and the glory of fall colors has past. I’m frankly tired of the over-saturated pictures that have flooded my Facebook page anyhow. Hey, pretty much everyone with a digital camera has done it at one time or another, including me, so I’m not casting stones here. But as the colors fade, my thoughts tend to turn more to local history.
This airstrip is built in Blockhouse Bottom, the spot of the original blockhouse in this part of the world. It was to this blockhouse that Jenny Wiley fled after being captured by natives in 1789. A raft had to be constructed and taken across the Levisa Fork of the River to get her and bring her back to the blockhouse, just before her captors appeared. It was here that the Auxier family settled. And it was here that three year old Elijah Auxier disappeared into the forest in 1796 and never returned.
Beside the airstrip is a small pond, surrounded by cattails.
Nice farmland near the river.
The Levisa Fork of the Big Sandy River in Johnson County
The first of Ann’s sunflowers to bloom this year.
It was cool but sunny yesterday, and Ann and I took some magazines out on the deck to read. Henri had other ideas though.
It seems like it has rained most of the month. A landslide across US 23 between Prestonsburg and Pikeville has sent me on one and a half hour detours to get to and from work this week. One of the detours, on John’s Creek, revealed a good number of lovely farms, and this interesting church:
One of the interesting features of my Fujifilm X-T1 camera is the ability to replicate, more or less, numerous Fujifilm films. That’s right, the company’s cameras have built-in settings to emulate, more or less, the company’s films. Probably no film was more used by landscape and National Geographic photographers in the 1990s than Velvia, with its rich, sharp, punchy slides overflowing with color and contrast. I shot these pictures of some flowers in Ann’s garden using the Velvia setting on the camera, as one of several rain showers on Saturday was receding.
And I took these pictures a little later just below the dam at Paintsville Lake.
This is just a little Throwback Thursday post.
In April, 2004 we apparently were in Mexico as part of a cruise.
Lauren before Prom, May 2004
April, 2005 – Jordan and Lauren under our dogwood.
Spring 2005 – Tulips at Lexington Cemetery
Spring 2005 – Jordan and Magnolia Petals at Lexington Cemetery
And, finally, a few pictures from Dewey Lake taken during the Spring of 2009