Postcards from Kentucky….Stormy Weather!

The past week….stormy weather in Louisville!

The thunder storms here….so….loud! Every time we get one of these storms I want to go back to the West!

I experienced the Monsoons of the desert (now they call them Nonsoons because of a lack thereof). A Monsoon storm can put you a bit on edge…but these storms here are crazy scary! I think I need some nerve tonic when these storms hit. Wait….I think they might call that Bourbon! Ah….now I understand why this is Bourbon country! Break out the Southern Bread Pudding and Bourbon Sauce!

This post is a quick ‘post card’…before and after the storm…

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I have always said there is nothing like an Arizona Sunset. I haven’t seen one here in the South that comes close….but there are some beautiful colors in the sky after a storm. The last storm exited with a beautiful pink and orange hue in the sky. It made the barn look orange.

Take notice of the image on the side of the barn. It is Ivy growing through and up the side of the barn and it looks like a ghost!  See how scary these storms can be? Even the ghost looks scared!

This past week was also a storm of change. I started a new job…working in Property Management for a company in downtown Louisville. It will be a great opportunity to become more familiar with my new home…Louisville.

Other news from our Kentucky home…

Poppy has a birthday coming up. I haven’t been baking much lately because of the heat…but we have to bake birthday cake. Next post…Coconut Cake…Poppy’s favorite!

Until then….

Wishing you blessings and shelter from the storm….

and Happy Trails….

’til we meet again!



‘Oats and Crafts’ week! Sewing…some Oats!

This week I’m ‘sewing’ some wild oats…well…you’ll see! Take a look in at…


some sew/crochet projects that I’ve been working on,

Pony tail holders.

and from

The Range…

some homemade goodies made with oats!

Homemade Granola


I want to start the week with another post about the crochet squares that are needed for Tornado victims.

Being near some of the devastation of the Tornadoes, earlier this year, I did an online search and found this little yarn shop (A Tangled Yarn) that has coordinated a great project to make Afghans for families that lost everything to Mother Nature.

To read earlier post go to…

Tornadoes…helping those in need (March 2010)

My goal was to make at least one hundred of these little 7 x 9 inch squares, to be used to make Afghans for Tornado victims.  I thought they were just for baby blankets…but they are for any type Afghan. I haven’t gotten very far…so I made a call to check on the progress of the project.

I was told that there will be a need for as many of these squares as they can collect…for quite some time. The lady that I talked to said they are trying to contribute to as many communities affected by the Tornadoes of this past Spring as possible. So…back to work on these little squares!

Crochet Squares…90 to go!

This is a wonderful way to use some leftover yarn from other crochet projects. I do enjoy doing something in the evening hours while Poppy (that’s hubby) and I are relaxing and maybe watching something on TV.  Because of the great need to help the families affected by disaster…my goal is now to do more than one hundred afghan squares. Anybody up for a challenge? I challenge any of you…with the talent to knit or crochet…to do one hundred quilt squares to donate to this worthy cause!

Here is the contact information:

A Tangled Yarn, located in Nicholas, KY

The squares need to be size 7 x 9, knit or crochet, made from acrylic, worsted yarn.

If you would like to help, or know of a knitting circle to pass this information on to, send your squares to:

A Tangled Yarn

605 N Main St

Nicholasville, KY 40356

May your day be blessed simply and simply blessed…..

with Happy Trails…’til we meet again!


Please stop by tomorrow for a great Homemade Granola recipe 🙂

Kentucky Rain!

Right as rain…rain!

Kentucky Rain…at my ‘New Old Kentucky Home’

This photo was taken in my backyard last Saturday afternoon. You can see it is raining back in ‘the cove’.

Oh how I love the rain here!

Is there anything better than a rainy day…snuggling beneath a blanket and reading a book, watching a movie or taking that much-needed nap? Yes…there is! Getting out in the rain! I love to go out in the rain. From the time I was a little girl (we won’t talk about how many years ago that was) I have loved the smell of rain, the soft mist against my skin, watching the ripples in the puddles as more rain falls. It awakens all of the senses! Awww, heaven!

Part of the lyrics in one of Poppy’s (my husband) favorite songs…’I’d spend a lot more time in the rain without an umbrella…covering my head.’ Good words!

This is another view of the rain off in the distance.

Raining in the grove.

Some interesting facts about Kentucky rain…

The average annual precipitation in Kentucky is 48.9 inches. Ranked on a scale of 1 to 50 (higher numbers represent ‘dryer’ States)…Kentucky is at 12.

Last year Kentucky had 66 inches and ranked the 11th ‘wettest’ State.

I just moved here from the Southwest (Arizona) last December. In Arizona…average annual precipitation is 13.6 inches, ranking number 47! Yes…it’s a ‘dry heat’ and DRY!

Remember the Elvis song….’with the rain in my shoe….searching for you…in the cold Kentucky Rain’?

Click the link to hear Elvis sing…Kentucky Rain…awesome!

Wishing you a day that is blessed…with rain!