I hope you've enjoyed viewing it!! As you can see, we have a VERY long
driveway!! In fact (although it can't be seen in the photo very well) there
is a creek to cross before going up the drive!! In the summer, it's nothing
but a trickle...but in the Autumn and Spring...well....WATCH OUT!! It can
get as high as 20 feet!! If it's only three or four feet deep, we wear
waders to cross. If it's higher...well....we do have a back way to walk
in...across a neighbor's land.....over hills and two more smaller, but
Thought you might enjoy a break from Owen County history to see a photo
of the Catalpa Tree in our front yard. It's estimated to be about 100 years
old....just a wee bit older than "yours truly"!! They're beautiful trees
in the Spring...with the white blossoms, but can become very infested with
the Catalpa Sphinx, the larvae of a moth that feeds SOLELY on Catalpa!!
Two years ago, the worms stripped the tree COMPLETELY bare of leaves...then
went on toward the house...climbing up the sides, over the roof, getting
under doors, etc. YUK!! They climbed an old silver maple in the backyard.....climbed
upwards...by the thousands...and then descended. (Guess they thought there
might be Catalpa leaves up there!)During the next few years, we had very
few worms...due to the increase of a parasitic moth that feeds upon the
Interesting Photos of Kentucky Landmarks
The above is an actual home built by a
wealthy Kentucky man. "The Castle" as it is commonly known, reminds
visitors of the medieval era.
A photo of the historic Mary Todd Lincoln home.
I'll be adding more pictures of Kentucky each week, so please bookmark
this page and stop back often to visit!!
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