Thursday, August 9, 2012

Osage and Fences

There are so many special things about the Bluegrass area of Kentucky that I could talk about. For example, I love the black and white fences around the horse farms, the gorgeous barns with their cupolas, the thoroughbreds and their offspring running about, the field after field of endless Bluegrass, the old historic limestone fences lining the byway. But one of my favorite things about this area is the Osage trees, and as I took a quick drive along the byway on a recent outing, I stopped to take a photo of this beautiful Osage tree with its huge fruit dropped all around it on the ground. Great big balls of green. I don't recall if I mentioned it, but on this visit there were remnants of a severe storm still evident along the road, with many an Osage tree downed. It was sad, in so many ways, but I guess that's Mother Nature. What with Mother Nature giving us record flooding last year and record drought and wildfires this year, I'm a little wary about what next year will bring. I'm going to try and think positive and hope she brings us perfect weather. ENJOY!


  1. This is beautiful Caarol, the bluegrass looks so inviting, it makes me want to take off my sandals and walk on it.

  2. I really like the way you got the curve in the fence.
    Our tree never had that much fruit. I do remember heavy the balls were, though.