Monday, April 25, 2011

Re-designed for spring

I've made a new logo for this blog, and gave it a 'new look'. Hope you like it. Please do leave a comment. Click on post title or 'comment'. New screen comes up, write your note; under profile choose 'anonymous' if you have no 'profile' already. (Nothing to sign up for!)
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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Lunch and a race at Keeneland

Keeneland Race Course, Lexington, KY.  A view of the walking ring where, the jockeys meet with the owners and trainers for final instructions, and mount. 
This view is from the Phoenix Dining room, on the third floor.
This is not a very sharp image, but click on it, twice, 'stroll around' and notice all the various details: a jockey waiting for his mount, an artist and friends in the upper right, a child's stroller, a fan in a wheel chair, a horse and rider headed to the track, the interesting crowd, etc.
Owner Barry Irwin being interviewed by The Bloodhorse Magazine. 
Jockey Alan Garcia, in the silks of Team Valor International, owner of
Lord Tarzan, 2-year-old colt by Leroidesanamaux, out of Jacaranda Jane.
And down the stretch they come! Not far to go, but he's coming from way back, and 
he's catching up! He was one length behind at the finish line. 
Second!  Not bad for his very first race. He'll get 'em next time!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Iris Show Time

 My Iris have been putting on a show this week.  Last year I dug up a small very overcrowded bed, and spread out, filling two long beds. That's why they are all the same.
Every little piece of root has produced a stem with several buds.
The squirrel or a bid has planted a star flower bulb in the middle of the lawn.  A nice surprise.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Headline News!

The cousins, Dana and Jim, April 10, 2011, Versailles, KY. 

 'Jim', a few years ago. He was shorter, then. (Cloth doll)