Friday, October 27, 2006

The rest of the pictures around the pond

The picture above is Buffalo Hollow Road which takes you to Shady Oaks where the pond is located. We bought Shady Oaks in 1975 and it remains in our family.

When everyone else is gone, there will always be a family member who remains here forever. Above is the gravesite of my first husband and the children's father.
I think that this years Fall colors brought a special beauty & peace to Shady Oaks. Last year we went to Virginia in search of fall colors, but this year we had to look no further than here.

We couldn't of asked for a more prettier fall this year and I think that everyone in the state of Kentucky would have to agree with me.

32 comments:

susan said...

Yes, I agree, a very pretty fall this year. We often go out looking for fall color, and upon returning home, wonder why we left. You have a very pretty place, love the name - Shady Oaks. Sounds like a Southern plantation!

Sonia said...

Beautiful the color's Fall and very peaceful Shady Oaks!

I wanted to thank you for your visiting and nice comment on my blog!

Motherkitty said...

Lovely pictures of the homestead. I'm sure you miss living out there, but where you live now is also very pretty. The pond is gorgeous! I'm sure Jim is happy where he can look out over at the pond and cabin.

Tomas Dennis said...

Yes the fall colors are still here this morning after the storm last night. The whole Commonwealth of Kentucky is vibrant with fall colors.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures,I am surely blessed to live on shady oaks.

Sue said...

What gorgeous property and such a perfectly serene setting for a final resting place..

Paige said...

I agree, beautiful. You are getting very handy with that camera.

PEA said...

What a wonderful spot on earth...everything is perfect, the pond, the trees, etc! I would never tire of seeing such a scene in front of me!! What a lovely final resting place also.

Rachel said...

Just lovely pictures Sandy! We do have plenty of good color here in KY don't we? The leaves have been falling fast with today's rain though!!

I enjoyed the post before this one too. Love that pond!! Looks mighty peaceful in that area.

Kerri said...

Sandy, these pictures are wonderful. What a truly beautiful place, and yes, so peaceful and serene for a final resting place.
Your fall colors are looking spectacular now.
I'm so glad you've been taking so many lovely pictures of the area lately. Thanks for sharing them.
Love the names...Buffalo Hollow Rd. and Shady Oaks :)
A pond is always so peaceful and pretty.

jellyhead said...

Lovely pictures Sandy. I'm stopping by to say HELLO!

KentuckyCritter said...

Love the beauty of Ky!...now will go find out where Madison County is cause it's not real close to Davies County where Brat and I are from or I'd know...hmm, sounds familiar though...

KentuckyCritter said...

Aha!!! found you...I've drove through on the Interstate but haven't spent any time there...Beautiful!!!

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

kentucky critter...if you drove through on the interstate you were less than a quarter of a mile, as the crow flies, from here.

Jellyhead...Hello to you too and I'm glad you're back from the beach, but I'm sure that you would still like to be there.

Kerri...Shady Oaks was the name of a childhood California mountain retreat that I loved going to as a child. So, of course that's what I named my place.

Rachel...the fall colors have just been spectacular this year and yes, it's very peaceful around the pond.

Pea...I never tire of the view and now two of my children are enjoying it...Somershade & The Four Bears in the Woods.

Paige...thanks for the compliment. You are so sweet!

Sue...that's exactly where he wanted to be, overlooking his pond.

Somershade...you are blessed in many ways and this is just one of them.

tomas dennis...this morning our leaves are falling fast, but not all of them yet...thank goodness we get to enjoy the fall colors just a little bit longer. I imagine that in your part of the state everything has also been vibrant with color.

Motherkitty...I really do miss living out at the cabin and being around the pond...But I love it here too.

Sonia...thank you for your lovely comment.

Susan...thanks for your comment and as I explained to Kerri, the name Shady Oaks came from a California mountain retreat that burned down in one of their forest fires. It was a place I spent much of my youth and where I discovered boys.*LOL*

Rain said...

Hi, I was drawn in to visit your blog due to the lovely profile pic you use. Looks like you have a wonderful piece of property there. Continue to enjoy your fall season.

The Four Bears in the Woods said...

It is beautiful out here and we enjoy it so much.... Thanks to you and Brian's dad. I know how much work was put into this place and I do respect that, all of us do. We enjoy nature and this is surely the place to do that. It is a shame though that if the damn doesn't get fixed SOON that there will be no more pond to enjoy..... that would definitely be a SHAME.

The Four Bears

Tanya said...

Such great pictures. Makes me want to just sit by that pond and breathe in the autumn air :)

judypatooote said...

What a beautiful place you have there Sandy.....it does look peaceful....

Anonymous said...

That certainly is a very lovely place where those pictures were taken. It reminds me of the hills and hollows of West Virginia - so long ago.

Hattigrace said...

That is beautiful. So restful looking. I can hear the birds singing and feel the breeze on my cheeks!

BTW, I did vegan for about a year last time and got to a size 4. Am now a full size 6 from regular food. Of course, today's size 6 is yesteryear's size 10 or 12. Okay, I weigh about 135 right now, down from 142 5 weeks ago! At my lowest eating vegan, I was 120. I am 5'8". Got skinny family genes!

marsha said...

It's a beautiful place

DayByDay4-2Day said...

Lovely.
Yesterday we had strong winds and today most of the leaves are on the ground.

Gary said...

Thanks for the pictures. That is really a lovely place. I wish I had a plae like that. Hope you had a nice weekend.

DellaB said...

Sandy, these photos are lovely, what a truly beautiful place for sacred ground, thank you for sharing ..
Della

Franny said...

OMG the mist is so MAGICAL...

Tammy said...

Boo!!!
Hahahahahaha!!
Trick or Treat dahling!!
Aww come on don't be a spoiled sport...it's Halloween somewhere!!
;-D

Motherkitty said...

Happy Halloween to one of my favorite ghoul friends.

Ava said...

What a beautiful place. Looks like somewhere that I would like to hang out and explore. Very pretty.

Tim Rice said...

It looks like a beautiful place. We all need places like that in our lives.

Tropical Screamer said...

Peace just oozes out of your pictures.

Thank you for sharing.

Darilyn

Laura said...

Oh wow, what a beautiful countryside. If I owned a place like that, I'd never leave. I'm so glad you posted these pics!!

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