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Living in Kentucky


 

Current weather where we live:

 

 

This page has changed a bit.  Going forward this page will have photos and observations of local scenery from the last year.  For previous years of "living in Kentucky", click here

Click here to keep up with all of our house remodeling progress.

Here's a new interactive map of our area here in Kentucky.


September 2008

We had a "wind event", knocking out the electricity for 52 hours (which caused us to "say goodbye" to all of our refrigerated and frozen food).  I feel like a bit of a weenie saying this, but it life without electricity was not as much fun as I remember.

The reason our neighborhood was without electricity

Our neighbors house had a near miss

Someone down the street wasn't so lucky

The gutter from the south side of our house (laying in a heap on the north side of our house).

 


July 2008

Fourth of July

Fourth of July

Fourth of July

Fourth of July

Fourth of July

Fourth of July aftermath (just kidding)

Turtle

Freakish storm in the neighborhood

 


April 2007

Mammoth Caves National Park

Mammoth Caves

Mammoth Caves

Mammoth Caves

Elaine with a shag bark tree

Shag bark tree

Cooper playing with fire

Watch out for the "Break in the shoulder"

Road sluffing away near our house

Cooper and Elaine on the road

 


February 2007

Ice storm

Droopy tree

Blue skies

Prayer flag

Crystal ice

Liquid water

Frozen berries

Icecicles

Another droopy tree

Spelling my name in the snow

Trimming up broken tree limbs

 


October 2006

Fall colors

 


July 2006

Neighborhood fireworks show, camping in the back yard, a demolition derby at the Kenton county fair, and sights in the Red River Gorge.

Fireworks

Thanks for the show Doug!

Fireworks

Thanks for the show Doug!

Back yard camping

Kenton Co. fair

Demolition derby!

Kenton Co. fair

Demolition derby!

Kenton Co. fair

Demolition derby!

Kenton Co. fair

Demolition derby!

'Bridge'

Red River Gorge, KY

Mike under a 'bridge'

Red River Gorge, KY

A true 'bridge'

Red River Gorge, KY

Henry, Sierra and Mike under Grey's 'bridge'

Red River Gorge, KY

Red River Gorge

View

Red River Gorge

View

Waterfall

Red River Gorge, KY

 


May 2006

Lightning in the neighborhood . . . yowza!

     

I'm still amazed by the Midwest thunderstorms.  Winds howl, hail comes down the size of grapes, and lightning strikes every 15 seconds in all four directions.  These storms will roll across our area, causing warning sirens to ring (think WWII air raid or rural volunteer fire department), sending everyone scampering inside to turn on their T.V. - tuning in to watch the local weather guy (who has suspended scheduled programming).  It can be an odd sensation, after having enjoyed a beautiful day - and not seeing a cloud in the sky, to have to scurry in your house and hunker down knowing that all hell is about ready to break loose. 

The image below (click to enlarge) gives you a look at how these storms will come though in a wave(s).  The photo is a Doppler of the storm progressing over our area just before it caused the lightning in the photos above.

 


April 2006

Spring time in Boone County Kentucky

Cooper walking

Boone Cilffs, Kentucky

Butterfly

Boone Cilffs, Kentucky

Tree

Boone Cilffs, Kentucky

Meadow

Boone Cilffs, Kentucky

Cooper walking

Boone Cilffs, Kentucky

Boone Cilffs, Kentucky

Rabbit Hash

General Store

Rabbit Hash

Barn dance

Truck

In the Ohio River (Rabbit Hash)

Sunset

Over the Ohio River (Rabbit Hash)

 


March 2006

Spring was in the air (see flowers), then winter came back.

Spring 2006 (March 21st) snow storm.


Kentucky livin' video (2 mb file)  Must use the IE browser to view (as the file is a .wmv)


December 2005

Deer in the back yard

Fall in the Red River Gorge

Elaine in the Red River Gorge

Elaine with a big leaf

Elaine with the fall colors

Snowin'

Christmas lights

Oregon Christmas tree

 


Previous years of "Livin' in Kentucky"


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