My Old Kentucky Home

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.

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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.

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You then find yourself driving down beautiful roads like this.

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and this

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Which are often bordered by beautiful rock fences hand created by ancestors from Scotland and Ireland.

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And these beautiful roads allow you to get up close and personal with some of the most beautiful creatures in the world.

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And while most of them were enjoying the sun, one demanded his own photography session.

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 He then showed he has a sense of humor. (I just love this horse)

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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!!

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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.

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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? 

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35 Comments

  1. Bourbon & Lipstick on April 27, 2015 at 7:48 am

    Oh how I love our Old Kentucky Home! Seriously we live in the most beautiful state. We’ve yet to eat at Windy Corner because it’s always so busy when we drive past!

    • Sheryl @ How to Make a Life on April 27, 2015 at 8:28 am

      It was 3:30 when we stopped by yesterday and although it wasn’t “busy” I was surprised at how many people were there. We tried to do a Girls Night there on a Sunday night – thinking it would be slow and boy, were we wrong. They told us Sunday nights during the summer are often one of the busiest. I hope you get to try it sometime.

  2. Anne @ Love the Here and Now on April 27, 2015 at 7:57 am

    How beautiful and scenic! Amazing!

    • Sheryl @ How to Make a Life on April 27, 2015 at 8:31 am

      Thank You Anne, This spring has been amazing her. Of course, I think the horses are amazing all year long! 🙂

  3. socalledhomemaker on April 27, 2015 at 8:35 am

    So beautiful! That horse is hilarious.

    • Sheryl @ How to Make a Life on April 27, 2015 at 8:38 am

      Seriously, isn’t he the greatest. He really wanted to kiss me and wasn’t too happy that I wouldn’t let him nuzzle. He was certainly the alpha of the group.

  4. Caroline @ In Due Time on April 27, 2015 at 10:39 am

    So gorgeous! Looks so peaceful! And, SO green!

    • Sheryl @ How to Make a Life on April 29, 2015 at 8:38 am

      Thanks Caroline! It really is peaceful to look at! I’m hoping the summer isn’t too dry and we get to keep the green for awhile.

  5. Melai @ melaidoodles on April 27, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Agree! So green and healthy! 🙂

  6. Devra Pomeroy | thePomeroyLife on April 27, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    I LOVE Kentucky in the Spring (when it’s not raining)! I have had to Drive between Louisville and Lexington and Frankfort and Lexington quite a few times these last couple of weeks, and the green horse farms, flowering trees, the palisades along the KY River… It all just takes my breath away.
    Oh, and I also am a fan of the Windy Corner Market.

    • Sheryl @ How to Make a Life on April 29, 2015 at 6:39 am

      Devra, do you live in Louisville? I’m always glad to connect with other Kentucky bloggers! Yes, I think that drive on 64 is absolutely beautiful – I always like around Versailles too. There’s just so many places! You know a place like Windy Corner is good when so many people know about it (and it’s in the middle of what seems like no where)

      • Devra Pomeroy | thePomeroyLife on April 29, 2015 at 7:49 am

        I live in Lexington. I go to Frankfort for work a lot, and the trips to Louisville were for the Derby Marathon. Where do you live?
        Oh and Versailles in the spring – all the little baby horses as you drive down 60. So precious!

  7. Holly Higgins on April 27, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    I’ve been to the Windy Corner! We stopped there for a department lunch on our way to Paris once. It was good.

    • Sheryl @ How to Make a Life on April 29, 2015 at 6:35 am

      We know so many of the same places. One of these days we are going to meet up at one!! Windy Corner is one of those fun places to go. I’m just impressed they have gluten free!

  8. Becca @ How I Roll on April 27, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    Wonderful post! I love your imagery and how you took the time to show us these highlights of your hometown. One of my best friend’s has children and grandchildren who live there, she always tells me how beautiful it is when she visits.

    • Sheryl @ How to Make a Life on April 29, 2015 at 6:34 am

      Thanks Becca. This was a fun post to write. Not sure if you friend has flown into Lexington but I truly feel it is one of the most beautiful airports to fly into as al you see are horse farms with fences! Thanks for stopping by.

  9. Emily @ Ember Grey. on April 27, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    Sheryl! Oh my gosh- seriously gorgeous photos! KY is a really beautiful state. Driving through the backroads in the country is one of my favorite things to do in the summer/fall!

    • Sheryl @ How to Make a Life on April 29, 2015 at 6:32 am

      Thanks Emily. It’s simply been a beautiful spring here in Kentucky and I just smile when I drive by the fields and horses.

  10. Diana Mendoza on April 27, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    I want to come to KY! Stunning pictures and that horse….what a riot!

    • Sheryl @ How to Make a Life on April 29, 2015 at 6:31 am

      Oh How I would love if you came for a visit!! This horse just cracks me up. I would have taken a selfie with him but I think he either wanted to kiss me or eat my hair!! 🙂

  11. Jen K. of LifeUnrefined.com on April 29, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    You live in such a beautiful place! I’ve never been to KY but now would like to visit some day. Thank you for the reminder that life is more than just hustle and bustle and there are many things to be grateful for.

    Jen
    http://www.lifeunrefined.com

  12. Jess Hnatiuk on April 29, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    Beautiful photos, Sheryl! I loved seeing your home sights!

  13. Bobbyanne M on April 30, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    I totally agree, while I’m out dog walking I rarely leave my camera behind! 🙂
    Bobbyanne
    PromisingBeauty.blogspot

  14. Don't Dare Blink on April 30, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    Beautiful photos! I’ve passed though Kentucky, but it’s on my bucket list to stop in and enjoy myself one day. It’s sort of a must for all equestrians, but the beauty of it just catches me!

    • Sheryl @ How to Make a Life on May 4, 2015 at 12:09 pm

      I certainly hope you can stop by sometime. The Bluegrass state geography is so varied that there is always something to enjoy. Thanks for stopping by.

  15. Jen - Pierced Wonderings on May 1, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    *sigh*

    I do so miss Kentucky. If I could have convinced my sweet husband to move there, that’s where I’d be now. He came to visit me during the harsh winters of 2009 & 2010, when the lake outside my apartment in Louisville had frozen over and people were out walking on it. He said, “Those people are walking on water and they aren’t Jesus. It’s not natural and a sign it’s too dang cold for me here!” So I moved south to Mississippi 😉

    But Kentucky. I loved getting lost. One of my favorite things was to go camping with my doggie, using my site at a state park as a base and then wandering. So gorgeous.

    Thanks for reminding me 😉

    • Sheryl @ How to Make a Life on May 4, 2015 at 12:13 pm

      Jen, I remember that winter (and be glad he didn’t experience the past one we just had). Our state is truly beautiful and there is such a variety of geography that there are often times it’s hard to remember you are in Kentucky. Stop by anytime for some photographs and reminders. 🙂

  16. Amber on May 4, 2015 at 11:08 am

    What a beautiful place you have to call home! I’ve never been to Kentucky, but it certainly looks gorgeous! Love the quiet roads with the stone walls! And also hooray for a gluten free brownie!! Thank you for linking up with us at the Best of the Blogosphere! Hope to see you back this week. 🙂

    • Sheryl @ How to Make a Life on May 4, 2015 at 12:07 pm

      Thanks Amber! It’s so wonderful to have this so close by to escape to. I love the link up and am certainly going to try and participate more often.

  17. Sarah @ Sometimesphotojenik on May 8, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    I just LOVE these pictures because of the green and horses! I am swooning over here! I’ve actually never been to Kentucky but now I really want to visit!

    • Sheryl @ How to Make a Life on May 8, 2015 at 5:33 pm

      I hope you can come for a visit someday. I thought of you yesterday because as I pulled out of my neighborhood there were three large horse vans with bringing horses in. I had hope to get a picture but the stopped and I didn’t. I see sights like this daily and I’ve realized how I take it for granted. Going to get you more pictures!

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