South by Southwest

The Texas Bluebonnets in bloom have long been on my “Must See” list, and yesterday we hitched up Ollie and are heading to the Lone Star state.  We’ve made it as far as Lexington, KY where we’re enjoying a relaxing stay at the lovely Fort Boonesborough State Park, just south of the city.  We arrived early in the day, hoping for a hike and/or bike ride, but the torrential rains that had followed us all day lingered into the afternoon with off and on deluges.  Here are a few photos taken between the downpours.

Daffodils in bloom in Fort Boonesborough State Park

This park is home to the remnants of the fort built by Daniel Boone and company in 1775 on the banks of the Kentucky River.  A plaque marks the place where a “Divine Elm” stood that could shade 100 people beneath its boughs.

Ollie can be spotted on the other side of Sycamore Hollow

A short drive down the road led to a lovely old relic, complete with family graveyard.




14 thoughts on “South by Southwest

  1. Blue bonnets are on my list too. My granddaughter’s name is Lupin. It looks as though you have captured some great photos already despite the weather. I would expect you may use one of those for inspiration for a painting.

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  2. Hi Janie and Russ. Hope you are having a good trip to Texas and enjoy your time there. We are looking forward to seeing more pictures and here about your travels. Enjoy and be safe! Cindy and Larry

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  3. Evan and looked at the pictures and found Lexington on his map. Without prompting he stated you were heading South and West. He wants to see a bridge that crosses the river 🙂

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