If you look closely to this picture, you will see that Jimmy is reading a sign posted in a “wire hand” sculpture. The more I walk around our town the more hands I see. In this particular grassy area there are 2 wire hand sculptures, along with 3 painted hands…which I showcased on September 1, 2006 titled, “More Hands in Town.” I think that we are going a little over board with hands…What do you think?
Here is another view of the same hand. There’s my bike, parked in the background. Since the trike is mine and I do the driving, we are stopping at more places. I love to explore the things around us and often, it is the places that are the closest to us that we don’t bother to stop and see…But that’s changing! Since we have to stop to rest and stretch our legs, why not walk around and enjoy the sights. The hands weren’t the only sculptures there. You can see part of a wire cow behind that brown sign…At least I think it’s a cow.
If you enlarge and read the picture below, it will tell you the history of the next 2 pictures. The little log cabin and the smoke house: these are right there in the same grassy area with the hands. In fact the sign below is the one Jimmy is reading in the wire hand.
The little log cabin...picture above and the smoke house picture below. The smoke house is that little log structure on the right.
Below is another log house that is currently being remodeled…or maybe I should say being rebuilt. It is on private property in Jackson County Kentucky (not here in town) and if I can remember where it was located exactly, I will stop and take pictures of its progress.
When I first glanced at this log house, I thought that it was being torn down…But then I noticed the new lumber on the roof. My guess is that it won’t look like a log house when finished. It will be interesting to see how it’s finished. All I can say is that it will cost more money to rebuild this than it would to just build a new house. It really must have some sentimental value to someone…Maybe it’s the old homestead.
I hope you enjoyed the ride today and maybe you can join me again sometime.
Today was the first day that we have had without rain and, it waited until we started home to start raining again. I had my first real experience in driving in the rain and it wasn't too bad except that we passed 2 rain related accidents. After the first accident and having to dodge broken glass & plastic pieces from 2 boats that had somehow collided, I decided to stop at a truck stop and wait for the rain to slack off...it only got worse. We ordered supper, ate it slowly, but it was still raining. I don't like driving at night, so we headed out in the rain again. I drove in and out of rain showers...and Jimmy kept asking me if I wanted him to drive and I kept thinking about his cataract...so you know what my answer was..."No thank you Honey, I'm okay."
We were about halfway home when we came across the second accident. In both the accidents we passed no one was hurt...just bent up cars and boats. And that's another reason I don't like to drive in the rain...too many accidents because of poor visability. The first reason is because we get water splashed on us and don't have any windshield wipers.