Sunday, August 31, 2008

Tire Swing


This is in a field just a few miles from home, and just across the highway from work. We took a bunch of photos, but this was my favorite one. I love the colors in this.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Pink belltower


Yes, it's scanned from an 18 year old print. Valentine's day, 1990. We (Eddie and I) snuck out onto the roof of the administration building and taped red theater spotlight gels to the spotlights pointing at the bell tower. When the lights came on at dark, viola, a pink bell tower. It lasted all of 30 minutes before security went up there and took them down. But we got photographic evidence.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Tastebuds, take III


This is just a really cool place. I can't resist another picture. One of the booths where one might enjoy that cherry soda with chocolate ice cream.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

White Casting


Another locally owned business in historic downtown Wilmore.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Cider season is on its way


An apple tree grows in a yard near Lexington Avenue.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Bee


I just love this camera. That's the center of an echinacea flower. The detail is just fabulous.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Butterfly


A butterfly alighting on one of the myriad flowers in front of the house pictured in the Wilmore Daily Photo a couple of days ago.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Barber Shop


Yet another icon of Wilmore-- EVERYONE knows Clay.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Rolling wildflowers


I won't name the locale, but an awful lot of people from Wilmore will recognize this house. The picket fence out front is almost completely lost in a rolling sea of perennials every summer.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Mail's in


I don't know why, but I've always loved these mailboxes. I'm sure their owners were eyeing me suspiciously. I've photographed them numerous times over the years, though I have nothing to show for it since that was all pre-digital, and I've no idea where my hard copies are.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Hands-on care


I had NO idea there was a massage place in downtown Wilmore.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Provender & Prescriptions II


The place where one noms the aforementioned nosh.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Provender & Prescriptions


Sim's Drug Store was an icon of Wilmore, dating back three generations. I'm not sure if the current pharmacist there is a Sim or not, but the pharmacy is still up and running. Right there in the store is an old fashioned soda fountain, Tastebuds, where you can get a cherry soda with chocolate ice cream (my personal favorite.)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

A little bit of Texas

Union Station Texas Style Barbeque is the newest restaurant addition to historic downtown Wilmore.


A look at the fare Union Station has to offer:

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Euro Wine Bar


Euro is a new establishment in Nicholasville, run by the owner of the Wine Shop a couple of doors south on Main Street. Several of my paintings are currently hanging on the walls of this classy wine bar. That's one of them in the background.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Hiding


Playing hide and seek, two kids hide in the slide at Centennial Park. Surprisingly, they were found pretty fast.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Stonehenge


Yes, Stonehenge is actually located in Wilmore, strangely enough. These stones are at the entrance to Centennial Park, which is on the Ichthus land on the north end of Wilmore.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Fence


A number of houses in Wilmore have picket fences around their yards. This one struck me as particularly picturesque. I don't imagine the owner feels the same way.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Bubbles


The kids were blowing bubbles this week, and making chalk paintings.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Thursday, August 7, 2008

All gone ...


The Last Bite

The last spoonful is the best.
Don't clamor for another
and miss the moment.
You have to savor it, enjoy
every drop as it warms
on your tongue, sweetens
every corner of your mouth, melts
into a memory.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Penguins


It was amazing how fast these critters moved. These penguins are at the Newport Aquarium in Newport Kentucky, which is the Kentucky side of the river from Cincinnati. 

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Determination


I liked the look of determination in these guys' eyes. This was right after the July 4 parade. I think they were on their way to lunch.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Hanging plants


For much of the year there are hanging plants on Main Street and Lexington Avenue, and a truck drives by daily to water them.