Wednesday, August 28, 2013

A Visit to Paradise

I recently visited my hometown in the beautiful Cumberland Mountains of Kentucky to attend a class reunion. I was reminded once again of the magnificent scenery and the friendliness of the people who live in this part of the Bluegrass state. I beheld a glorious morning rainbow at Cumberland Falls. The falls was still somewhat muddy as a result of heavy rainfall this summer, but it was still a stunning sight to behold.

Look closely to see the rainbow

DuPont Lodge at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
The view of the river below the falls

The river from the terrace at DuPont Lodge
Edward M. Gatliff Memorial Bridge at Cumberland Falls
 If you've never been to Cumberland Falls, I encourage you to visit sometime. You might even be lucky enough to see a moonbow if the moon is full and conditions are right. For more information:
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Life is Good

Living the good life of retirement!
The Weekend Gardener is now a man of leisure. I officially retired  at the end of July. As a retirement gift, my nephew and his wife gave me a tee shirt that says "Life is Good".  I have decided to adopt this philosophy and make it my motto during retirement.

I am truly enjoying the "good life" of retirement. Hopefully, some of the many projects I have planned for retirement will come to fruition, but if not....Hey, life is good!

My colleagues gave me a couple of retirement gifts for the garden. One is a beautiful garden blessing and the other is a cardinal bird  metal sculpture.

Thanks for thinking of me guys!. These pieces will have a special place in the Weekend Gardener's garden, and I will remember you fondly whenever I see them.

A Garden Blessing

My Cardinal Bird

Monday, August 5, 2013

A Visitor to the Garden

There is a cute little "critter" who has been making an appearance in the yard. Last night, this little baby rabbit was hopping around on the patio having a great time. I'm sure there must be more from where he/she came from. I just hope they don't feast too heartily on the hostas and other plants!