Monday, January 02, 2012



Last Monday I was home in Kentucky for the holidays for several days and found myself up at the crack of dawn headed into town for a shopping spree!

I hit all my favorite stores beginning with Jo-Beth Booksellers and ending with Old Kentucky Candies.

As I drove home past the beautiful horse country side, the white fences of Calumet, the horse mural that adorns the built up airport runway close to US60, the entrance to Keeneland, and the Castle I realized that something vital and inspiring was absent from my life.

I had left my muse in Kentucky!! My inspirations, the jolt to my memories, the territory of my youth, the background to most my adult life were located in Central Kentucky.

It is essential that I stop being home sick. Home sick in ways that have permeated my soul and my existence. I have to start doing the things I love again. Beginning with photography.

I hope to do the 365 photos in 365 days.

If I can not carry around my D-50 I always have my cell phone.

Day One - Headless Elvi (Latin for the plural of Elvis!) (Three years of Latin....)(.....and they put you on the day shift).


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Nelle said...

Happy New Year Mary. Sounds like a challenge but I believe in you.

Lisa :-] said...

I know I am homesick, too... But after 10 years of living here in Scappoose, I'm not sure what home I miss. Isn't THIS my home?

But I'm pretty sure it's Eugene that I miss. Unfortunately, I go there often enough to know that it is irrevocably changed from even ten years ago, so I miss things that don't even exist anymore. Maybe things change more slowly in the South, so there are things about your home that are as you remember them from years ago. That can almost be harder to bear, I think.

Anyway...happy new year. And I'm looking forward to your pictures...


The photo is awesome. You touched a nerve in me when you said you were, "Home sick in ways that have permeated my soul and my existence." I felt the same thing when I was back East over the Thanksgiving holiday. The difference is you're going to do something about it, I'm still wallowing in it. GOOD LUCK. May 2012 bless you with joy and fullfillment. Take care.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for stopping by. I like your photo! Good luck this year with all your endeavors.