Sunday, November 14, 2010

Indian Summer at Shaker Village

The hazy cloudless days of Indian summer~~~
leaves scurrying down the path before the wind,
the last warmth of the sun,
chilly mornings and glorious warm afternoons,
dry corn stalks clattering in the wind,
a touch of frost on the grass,
and that beautiful golden
Harvest Moon.



Summer's last hurrah ~~~
We celebrated one of the last days of this beautiful Indian Summer by visiting historic Shaker Village in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. Our little grand baby Kari Beth and her Mommy and Daddy went along.


The weather was perfect - the scenery spectacular - the air warm with a slight hint of a breeze. There are no words to describe the tranquility and beauty of this historic place. So~~ just enjoy the photos.


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Keri Beth is wearing the little sweater
that her gb (me)
made for her!
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The holidays are quickly approaching~~
the Gardener is perfecting his pumpkin souffle recipe (there is one in the oven right now - wish you could smell it!) We will be posting that favorite family recipe next week!
Vicki

74 comments:

PoetessWug said...

What beautiful pictures!!! It looked like the perfect day to be walking around taking in the sights too...And 'little one' is just precious!!! :-)

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Sooo beautiful Vicki... I just love Indian Summer and never want it to end around here... love the little sweater you knitted your granddaughter too, so precious... love to you, Julie Marie and "the nests"...

mybabyjohn said...

October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came -
The Chestnuts, Oaks and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band.
....George Cooper "October Party"

What beautiful pictures and what an adorable baby. Of course I want to be entered in the contest for the Vera Bradley bag. Kerri Beth, please pull my name.
As a loyal follower of course I will post about your contest on my blog. No question about it.

Nancy said...

Oh Vicki your pictures are just breath taking!! What a wonderful way to tie up the Season and say good bye to Fall. Yes, I am looking forward to your souffle recipe, sounds yummy!! I bet Keri Beth enjoyed it too!
Huggs, Nancy
coeurdalenegifts.blogspot.com

La said...

Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures of your fun day out together.

Have a great week! La

Fearless Nester said...

Oh Vicki what a picture perfect day in that picture perfect setting. Love all the blue skies, autumn leaves and smiling happy faces. So adorable what you knit for your Kerri Beth. We had 60 degree weather here for a couple days too, amazing! That Vera Bradley purse is such a generous giveaway and it is gorgeous! Thanks so much for the chance to win! xo ~Lili

Karen said...

Kerri Beth looks adorable in the sweater you made for her. Great work gb! Looks like the perfect day, and you in sandals shows an Indian summer day for sure.
Thanks for sharing all the wonder photos...

Deb said...

Dear Kerri Beth ~ what a pleasant surprise to hear that you're following in Maddy's sweet footsteps and having your own giveaway! I'd love to be entered to win the Vera purse! Thank you!

Vicki ~ I loved your fall pictures of Shaker Village. We took a family vacation to Kentucky 3 years ago and visited there. It was in October and also a lovely time. We loved the beautiful fall scenes. It was fun to see some of the places I remembered in your pictures. Looks like you had a great time with family!

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Gasp. Is it as serene as it looked?
that doorway, the stairs and simplicity and cleanliness.
Thanks so much for the beautiful pictures!
julie

The French Bear said...

Vicki, love the photos, sooooo beautiful....so peaceful looking! Such a sweet baby, look at her gorgeous sweater, you are so talented!!!
Fabulous giveaway, I shall add it to my blog!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Sherri said...

Vicki, those pictures were just beautiful!! Your grandbaby is so cute!! Thanks for sharing!

Tami said...

Gorgeous pictures Vicki!!

Have a wonderful week!
Hugs, Tami

SuZeQ said...

Simply breathtaking photos ... you might want to think about being a professional photographer (in addition to being a professional knitter!) These pictures are perfect and Kerri Beth's sweater is perfect also! Ohhhhhhhhh little KB, Miss Maddy will be in her glory teaching you the ropes of a giveaway drawing. You two will have the times of your lives. I hope she remembers to tell you that you get a special cake when you pick a name!!! I'd absolutely love to win this Vera Bradley bag ... it's a beauty.

gigi knits said...

What a beautiful day for being outside..And a BEAUTIFUL baby girl to enjoy it with who could ask for more.

Whimsey Creations said...

I love Shaker Village - it's such a peaceful place. Thanks for sharing the pictures and bringing back memories for me. I'd love to win a bag like yours. Beautiful!

Beth said...

Your photos are amazing! I imagine the lighting was a big factor but the area is just gorgeous, and you have a eye for the frame. What camera did you use? Thanks so much for sharing about your fun outing.

myriamkreativ said...

Hi my dear Vicki,
thank your for sharing the wonderful pictures of this perfect place. I really enjoyed them. I hope you have a perfect visit there and love every minute with your family. Have a great time and enjoy your travels. See you soon. Hugs and love Myriam

yaya said...

Are you sure you're the Grandma? You look way too young! Beautiful pics and cute ones of your Grandbaby! Last weeks warm days were a nice gift!

Sharon Lovejoy said...

OH, OH, OH, I LOVE THIS POSTING. You look so joyous and your family...well, this is pure bliss.

I love visiting the Shaker Village there and lose myself in the past. This was a GREAT time of year to be there. Last time for us it was hot as hades.

Thank you, thank you dear.

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

katie said...

Hi. I am your newest follower. I just adored all the pictures of the fall leaves. so gorgeous!

Jody Hammer said...

It's funny. I lived so close, yet never went there. It is very pretty. I enjoyed seeing those pictures. Little Miss Keri is getting so big and so pretty! The sweater you made her looks wonderful on her!!! She's a lucky girl. I've never had a Vera purse....

Plays with Needles said...

Kerri Beth...I think you have the most beautiful grandma and grandpa...and you look fabulous in that sweater!!!

myriamkreativ said...

Hi my dear friend,
thank you for passing by... the Header is a photo from our castle in Kirchheim and on that day there was an unvelievable light. Everything looked like on a postcard. So that was the right snapshot to be taken lol. Here it started raining too today and I think the warmer days are over now... and your right I cant believe that it is so short time till Christmas... I am not half the way ready. And, no unfortunately we dont have a big Thanksgiving thing here in Germany.... its a pity because I would LOVE it. Hugs & love Myriam

Susan said...

All your pictures are beautiful, thanks for taking us along on the trip. Those candles were beautiful. Your recipe sounds great. Have a great Tuesday. Susan

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Vicki,
Your photo's were so beautiful and the color is amazing..fall is my favorite time of year with all the leaves changing their color..Shaker Village does look peaceful.
How fun it must have been to spend the day with your grandbaby, she is just adorable and she has the sweetest, biggest eyes! a sweet little doll..My grand-daughter just turned 12,I miss the baby girl that's when I could dress her in all the little sweet dresses now its all about her style LOL.
Please drop my name into the hat..I love Vera Bradley her fabrics are so pretty.
I will post about your giveaway.
Have a sweet day and hugs, Elizabeth

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Ok dear. I WILL try to remember to check for his world famous squash pumpkin recipe next week.

Love,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

MosaicMagpie said...

I wish I had known you were going there for a visit. My cabin iss about 10 miles from there. I would have come and given you a hug! They food is delicious there and such a fantastic place to tour. All about everything has a place and everything in it's place.
Debbie

Terry said...

I am new to blogging and just started my own blog. I think your site is not only fun and interesting but your pictures are creative and I get inspiration from you. Thanks, and enter me in your giveaway for the Vera Bradley purse!Terry

imaginationlane said...

I so enjoyed this post..what a spectacular series of photos! It's lovely to vicariously explore places I don't normally have a chance to see. And of course, the little one is beautiful! What a gorgeous sweater you made for her.

So glad I stopped by to visit...:)

Lynette

Jo said...

Vicki, that is the sort of place I would love to visit and take heaps of photos. It looks so interesting and I just love those Autumn leaves (my favourite season). It must be so nice to go on outings with the little ones (and I love the jumper!!).

Blessings.

PS glad you liked the Kate Greenaway drawings, aren't they so full of movement and grace. I love them also, in particular the little girl jumping.

mybabyjohn said...

Just had to post one more entry for that gorgeous bag. (Well, I really wanted to look at the pictures again.)

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Aw, your corner in the world is an amazingly gorgeous corner, Vicki! The Fall colors are so pretty especially against that blue blue sky!
Have a wonderful Wednesday xxx

Dorthe said...

Hi sweet Vicki,
What a beautifull day you have had, with your dear family,-and the little,sweet one.
The photoes are so very beautifull, and the weather looks fantastic.A golden autumn.
The purse are wonderfull , sweetie, the winner will be so lucky.
Did you see I posted about the nest ?
I wish you a wonderfull evening,
Blessings,Dorthe

Paula said...

Oh Vicki, these photos recall to me the truth behind fall's quiet beauty and moments of blissful serenity that could never be replicated. Just beautiful!

Your first paragraph made me catch my breath ... for it reminded me of the Indian Summer's of my childhood living in the Midwest. We used to run through the spent corn fields playing games ... how I loved the sound of dried husks blowing amidst gentle breezes. One of nature's many chandeliers chiming.

I hope you have many more days like these to enjoy, as we have been blessed with clouds and wild winds!

Jan Vermillion-Thomason said...

Mmmmmmmmmm, i love vera bradley's bags.
pick me!!
jan

i'm only going to enter once but you can count it as, hmmmmmm, 1,000 times:).
Yeah, 1,000 times.

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Vicki,

Oh my goodness - what fabulous fall photographs of your walk about. Your little one is adorable - you have a lovely family.
Blessings and Best Wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
Erin

Petite Michelle Louise said...

what a beautiful place to visit! (I would have gone along even if it wasn't just to get a chance to hold that beautiful baby!) TFS my friend!

Gigi said...

These photos are absolutely beautiful, Vicki! What a beautiful place, and they capture that wonderful Indian summer feel in them perfectly. We have a wonderful Shaker Village here in Maine, too, and you've reminded me that it has been a while since I've visited. I think I need to schedule a trip very soon!

Thank you for your lovely comment over at my blog. The Legacy series has turned out to be an amazing adventure and a true blessing. So glad, too, that it led me here to your blog! xoxo Gigi

A Scattering said...

Fabulous angles and framing - you've really done a wonderful job! Kari Beth is a cutie for sure. Will post a link to your giveaway on my blog and spread the word.

Her Art Nest said...

Your photos are just too beautiful! What an inspiration you are. I would love to enter your drawing for a Vera Bradley bag. I am a follower, and have posted a link to your blog on mine. Thanks for a chance to win! Take care, Nan

Sarah Lulu said...

What a lovely blog you have.

I've just returned from my first cruise, it was amazing.

G'day from Australia.

xx

paru's_circle said...

fantastic photos, Vicki.. regards..Pxx

✿ Fatina ✿ said...

Che paesaggi incantevoli! Grazie per averle condivise. Baci :) Fatina

ascu75 aka Don said...

I am not sure I can use a bag but the piccies hit the spot. Looks like a good day and the baby is so cute. Have a good week. XXX Don in England.

My Blog Promote Thanet

mybabyjohn said...

I put the occasional reminder on my blog for folks to check our your wonderful giveaway. Keeping my fingers crossed. Makes keying difficult though.

Denise said...

This has been such a fun visit. You have a lovely family and have put on so many beautiful photographs. Very enjoyable. Thank you also for stopping by my blog and I would love for you to participate in our Today's Flowers meme. You can post flowers on the home page any day from Sunday to Friday. Usually on Saturday our host Luiz closes down the link until the following day when we start over. Also if you would like to join our list of Guest Friends where your photos would be shown on the home page, we would be delighted. You can send two or three of your favorite flowers to me at luvinwildlife@gmail.com and I usually send them on to Luiz so that he can display them. We add your name to the list in order that photos are received. It's been lovely to meet you Vicki. I will add your name to my list of blogs so that I will be able to visit again. Have a great week, Denise.

Rustique Gal said...

Wow, what a lovely place-reminds me of Hancock Shaker Village in Western Mass., but maybe a lot larger. Gorgeous pictures, and that baby is adorable! I love the Vera Bradley Bag and would like to sign on for the give-away. Have a great holiday!
Sherry

Mary said...

This Shaker Village looks like a great place to spend a fall day. Lovely photos! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

SandyCarlson said...

A beautiful day, to be sure. What a gorgeous family, and what a lovely place. God bless.

sjmcdowell said...

Hello my friend,

I was entranced looking at the lovely pictures. I have never been to Kentucky nor the Shaker Village but someday I would love to go there.
Kerri Beth is absolutely adorable
and her sweater you made for her is so lovely!!

With a new Granddaughter coming soon I think a new bag would be perfect to hold all the things this grandma will be spoiling her with!!!
Please enter my name in your lovely drawing.
Thank you for stopping by Vicki I always enjoy receiving a post from
you!!
I have loved ever minute of following you!!

Love and Blessings,

Susan

Esme said...

What a lovely family day-the photos are beautiful-and the baby-well how can you resist from pinching her cheeks constantly. You are truly blessed with a lovely family.

The sweater is adorable.

jewelknits said...

I loved this post! It made me feel like I was there! A couple of weeks ago, I chaperoned my Bebe Boy James' class on a Hale Farm & Village trip and these pictures just brought back those memories! Your grandbebe is aDORable! I just wanna pinch her little cheeks! Oh! And I love all of the 'in bloom' at the sidebar and I liked reading how you came up with your name "2 Bags Full"!

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

Patty C. said...

I would love to enter your giveaway - Lovely purse !!
I truly enjoyed the photos - just beautiful

Sandi said...

Hi Vicki,
I love Indian Summer and wish it would never end, but we are back to cold temps today. I can't complain though as we have had a warm fall here in Michigan.
Love your little baby Kerri Beth. We are expecting our 7th grandbaby..can't believe it!!
Would love to enter the giveaway too.
Hugs~

Donna said...

Goreous pictures, baby and sweater!!

Deb said...

Well, I was only going to post one comment on your Vera giveaway....but after seeing all those Vera bags piled in the back of your car headed to Florida, I just HAD to post again. I'd love a Vera! :)

shirleydb said...

Hey Vicki, Your Indian Summer photos with Keri Beth are just as gorgeous as all your others; another intensely magical escape that takes me away from all things stressful. I am thankful for you!

Judy said...

What a wonderfully beautiful family, and gorgeous fall foliage to set the stage! I am overwhelmed by the amazing photos and words on your site. . but not at all surprised. Thank you for providing all of us this little glimpse into your life. "Juju"

Sherry said...

Vicki, I feel like I've been to the Village after seeing all your lovely pictures. And, what a beautiful baby girl! Thanks for sharing.

Sherry in Little Rock

Gabriela said...

Great trip! Beautiful views..I feel like I have been there!I love the sweater you made for that precious baby!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

I would love to have a chance at winning this purse ~ thanks!

DreamChallenge said...

Little Keri Beth is so very peaceful in your arms. I am going to figure out how to post the contect on DreamChallenge blog, so let's see how that works. Thank you for the kind words about friends. We are so blessed to have you and Dan in our lives.
LU, Jan

Kathy said...

Vicki...Your photos are wonderful ...
The fall colors and all.
Especially since we are knee deep in snow already.
Those sweetest of little girls in your life make my heart melt...I can smell their little necks from here.
Vera Bradley must be one colorful gal!...love her stuff!
Love to you and your love.
Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Caprice said...

I love Shaker Village! Haven't been in awhile though. Did you go eat at the Glitz while you were out that way?

Deb said...

I have some Vera on my Christmas list. :)

Mildred said...

I love the Vera Bradley bag - I would love to have one like it!

Granny
girotti@wildblue.net

Silke said...

Such beautiful photos! I've always loved the Shaker architecture and furniture. Such clean lines and so beautifully simple.

And you all looked so wonderful! As does the bag. Please count me in!! I'll put a link to it on my blog. Right now!!

Love, Silke

Dolores said...

Looks like you had the place all to yourselves. Thanks for taking us along.

A Scattering said...

Hi Vicki, I've just posted a link in the sidebar of my blog to your contest. You look very chic in the photo by the gate!

Niki said...

gorgeous photos, and gorgeous bag! :)

Peppermint Mocha Mama said...

A stumbled on to you by accident but what a serendipitous moment indeed. Gorgeous photos and a sweet blog to follow. Happy Christmas to me!

Now, off to pack the car and find Shaker Village - it's breathtakingly spectacular.

sjmcdowell said...

All I want for Christmas is a Vera Bradley Bag!!!

Hugs,

Susan

Country Girl said...

I'm probably way too late for this, but what the hey!

Wow on those photos!!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Thank you for posting such awesome pictures and for showing the world that Kentucky is a beautiful state. You made us proud girl! :)