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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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Backroading with Tom

Went on a back roads adventure yesterday but so hot shot most of my pictures from the car.
Went To Bernheim  Arboretum and Research Center about 13 miles from our home.

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. Olmstead designed the gardens at Biltmore Estate In N. C, and Central Park in New York.  Bernheim, his wife, daughter, and son-in-law are buried in the forest.
In 1988, at least one outside consulting firm was engaged and work on a new long-range plan for the forest was begun. One of the directives of the new strategic plan was to make the arboretum a primary focus. In addition, the forest decided to strengthen its research ties with institutions such as the University of Louisville. As a result, Bernheim Forest was renamed Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest. However, most local visitors still refer to the property as "Bernheim Forest," and some of the signage located along surrounding roads still refer to the old name. In recent years, Bernheim has developed a strong volunteer program, added frequent public workshops and classes, and successfully hosts several large public events each year. These include the annual ColorFest in October, Bloomfest in May, CONNECT, an evening in August where art, science and nature converge in unexpected and funky ways, and a 5-mile (8 km) run/walk, held in October. The most recent even was Hug a Tree on Earth Day. Hundreds of folks traveled here to do just that.

When we first moved to this area we visited Bernheim weekly.
Picnics, hikes, school and community activities.

Seen many a concert on the Great Meadow by the Louisville Orchestra. 

The Entrance.

In addition to the natural beauty all the art in the forest is of natural materials.

There is an artist in residence at all times.

The famous Ray Harm once lived here for many years.

Too hot to get out of the car to see the name and artist of this new piece.

This piece has been here for many years and is unnamed. It can be seen on Bernheim's website.

Behind this sculpture is a fish pond, pagoda, and beautiful Nevin Lake.

I happen to have this photo of the lake in my archives.
Just too not for me to walk that far.

 Mosaic of glass outside the Isaac's Cafe

The Children's Garden and play area.

Wonder if anyone heard this huge tree fall in the forest from a lightening strike.

 There is no end to the treasures in this place.
When It is cooler I will present some more treasures from here.

Linking with Tom's Treasures


Anonymous said...

What a wonderful park full of treasures. I can understand not getting out of the car because of heat.

Christine said...

Those are cool artworks but I loved your photo of the lake. Definitely a place worth exploring in cooler weather!

Tom said...

Sculptures in a garden setting are wonderful. For a Yankee like me it has been mighty hot, I can't imagine living in the south. Global Warming? Thanks Peggy for stopping by, please hurry on back!

Mersad said...

Lovely nature, cool artwork and an amazing photo to finish it all off. Lightning must have struck really hard there.

Mersad Donko Photography

Ida said...

What a wonderful park. The art pieces are so interesting and unique. Too bad it was so hot out, it's been hot here lately too. I did enjoy your wonderful photos.

Small City Scenes said...

That looks like quite an interesting place. I will tag along with you on a cooler day.