Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Louisville on My Mind
What do you think of when you hear the word Louisville? As in Louisville, Kentucky, though I am not sure there are many other Louisvilles.
Well for me I think of my daughter and the city she lives in. Louisville is an awesome city. Each time I have visited there I have been very impressed by the gardens, the cleanliness of the city, and the friendliness of the residents. Oh yes, there is the Louisville Cardinals and the Kentucky Derby. Maybe even you might think of the Louisville slugger or Six Flags Over Kentucky?
All of those items might be high on your list when contemplating Louisville. But back to my daughter and to blogging and what I think of when I think Louisville.
We traveled to Louisville recently to visit my daughter and her fiance's brand spanking new house, the five dogs, the cat, and of course the daughter and her fiance:)
There we go, that is a pretty good view of the new house. It is quite a house in a very neat subdivision. The house truly suits both my daughter and the fiance well. It has tons of room for all sorts of critters.
On the side of the house in a vacant field I spy something that truly has my attention. What can it be? Rocks! LOTS of rocks! Can I possibly abscond with some rocks for the garden and still get my gardening fix while visiting with my daughter and her fiance? I was so totally NOT allowed to blog while visiting Louisville, but no one ever said anything about rock collecting. We were a bit busy playing WII Fit (a truly fun game for the whole family), traveling to reception halls in the artsy section of Louisville, looking at the Cardinal Stadium and touring gardens (from the car) to be blogging. Okay, I confess, I could've fit it in but the daughter said no!
She did kindly agree to help me load a trailer full of heavy rock and even heavier broken concrete. This is the same rock I placed around my driveway garden back in May. The developers of my daughter's and her fiance's new house and subdivision have no problem with folks taking the rock, as long as they are safe and don't damage the area. I sure love this rock as I am one of those rare gardeners in Tennessee that DOESN'T have rocks in my yard. I can surely use the rock in the garden somewhere, but look at what else this mother duo had the opportunity to do.
Can you guess what is in the future? A wedding for the new homeowners and happily engaged couple? It will be a big deal and a pretty big wedding since it is taking a long time to plan. I have already been informed grandchildren will not be far off after the wedding. The happy couple will have a lovely home and great garden to start out in. I am looking for some more Louisville trips in the future but until then I will keep my daughter on my mind in Louisville, and enjoy those rocks from her subdivision in my yard every day.
in the garden....placing all that heavy rock somewhere!