Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.

Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.
....carpe diem. The Daylily. "Be like the flower, turn your face to the sun." Khalil Gibran. She gives her all for just one day then bows her head to God and fades away to nourish the next generation. God I pray I may give my all each day to honor you and bow my head at the end to nourish the next generation. Peggy Jones. NOTE............ Please folks do not copy any of my art or photos on my blog without my permission. Thank you for your good manners.

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Friday Shoot my town.- What is an Arboretum and Research Forest

The theme this week is be a tour guide and show us around your town.
I have featured all the things in my town that are well known and tourist attractions so I am going to take you on a tour just a few miles outside my town but on the official 
"Fabulous Places to Visit."

We are going to head west of our town and follow the highway for about 15 miles to

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is a 14,000 acre (57 km²) arboretum, forest, and nature preserve located in Clermont, Kentucky (25 miles south of Louisville, Kentucky, United States).
Bernheim was founded in 1929 by Isaac Wolfe Bernheim, a German immigrant and successful brewer whose whiskey distillery business established the I.W. Harper brand. He purchased the land in 1928 at $1 an acre because most of it had been stripped for mining iron ore. The Frederick Law Olmsted landscape architecture firm started work on designing the park in 1931 and it opened in 1950. Bernheim Forest was given to the people of Kentucky in trust and is the largest privately owned natural area in the state. Bernheim, his wife, daughter, and son-in-law are buried in the forest.

There have been many times when I have seen these geese take after my children when we used to take them there as children.
Of course there is a sign saying not to feed them but you know kids.

The Memory Garden
Overlooking Nevin Lake.

Mr and Mrs. Bernheim are buried here
Many weddings take place here.
It faces the west and you can imagine the evening sky at sundown in the background.

Preserving the old, old trees.

All the art at the forest is of natural materials.

This is brand new at the forest.
The most amazing thing I have ever seen.

Luncheon meeting facilities

To the Children's Garden

Looking west over the lake.
Sunset Amphitheater

You are lucky I just had to stop uploading.
I took 138 photos at this beautiful place.
Although the entrance is 12 miles from my house most of the forest land circles back eastward and much of it is in the distance behind our house.

Go here to visit some more towns.


Ima Weed said...

Love Bernheim...thanks for this tour.

Libby said...

LOVE IT! Thanks for the tour :)

The art with the...willow(?) is so amazing...

The tree with the big, bulbous nose! Great shot of that! I liked the whole post!

Vee said...

I'm chuckling over that last comment. Man! What a lovely spot on earth. I loved seeing the "Moose Tree." Yes, I see things in trees all the time. =D

Stephanie said...

What a great place! Thank you for the walk about...the gardens are gorgeous and the artwork...that willow branch looking environment? Fabulous!

Tina´s PicStory said...

great shots! love the old trees :)

Daniella said...

What a tour that was!! I wish I was there!!
And I love the picture of you at the top!! You are gorgeous!

Pauline Woodcock said...

That's exactly the sort of place I look for when I'm a tourist. You are so lucky to have it so close to your house. It's all great but my favourite shot is the natural art work in the natural colours.

Jama said...

Wow, what a great place to escape to from the hustle and bustle of city life! It takes more than 19 hours for a flight to USA from Singapore, that's something I never look forward too, so I just content myself seeing your beautiful country from your lens. Thanks for sharing.

Ann said...

with you aS MY GUIDE, YOU HAVE TI BE VERY PATIENT WITH ME, BECAUSE i WILL TAKE A LONG TIME TO COVER THIS LOVELY PLACE. $1 a an acre, That's great. Good he gave the forest back to the people.

Sorry about the capitals. This is a new lap top, and I am not used to it.

Thanks for your kind comment.

DawnTreader said...

Looks like a great place for a day's outing. And I agree with Jama, it's also a great to be able to visit places by the internet that we're not likely to ever be able to go to in real life.

Karin said...

That was a wonderful tour Peggy! Loved every minute of it. Those interesting tree trunk sure got to me! Have a fabulous week-end!

Loredana Donovan said...

You took some really great shots. My favorites are those in the woods and by the water. Nice job!

Rebecca said...

I love arboretums and yours does not disappoint.