Lexington & KHP


I posted this photo yesterday on my personal Twitter page (not the CAA’s Twitter page, at right, which is also “mine” but … as you might image … more driving-related than my own). But I thought you might like to see it here as well.

After our descent last week into the dreaded polar vortex, we were back up near the 50-degree mark over the weekend. And the sun came out yesterday. As I noted when posting the photo, I adore the “leafy” seasons, but I also love bright winter days, when the Kentucky Horse Park’s trees get a chance to show off their underlying structures.

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Of course, it was snowing today.

As you may’ve read in my post from Friday evening, we had a winter storm on Friday … and we awoke to a bit of ice on Saturday. Then we had more sleet and freezing rain on Sunday. The worst of the ice has now melted; although I’m kind of surprised, as the temperature hasn’t actually climbed above the freezing point.

Here’s a view of one of the Kentucky Horse Park’s “Hall of Champions” residents from this afternoon, bundled up against the cold …

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Sorry I haven’t been posting here consistently this week. I’ve been working on the January issue of The Carriage Journal, which is due to the printer soon. And now we’re in the midst of a (minor, we hope!) ice storm, so we left the office early today. If any of you are in the path of this storm, be safe!

It’s a good deal colder here now than November (or even nearly December) in Lexington ought to be, and we even have a bit of — gasp! — snow. A tiny bit, to be sure, but snow nonetheless.

The cold makes me want to bundle up and hibernate. Which I think I’ll do for the next few days, as it’s a long holiday weekend and all. And I’m also, therefore, declaring a brief holiday from blogging. I’ll see you back here on Monday. And to all my readers here in the U.S.: Happy Thanksgiving!

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The annual holiday lights show here at the Kentucky Horse Park (known as “Southern Lights”) officially opens tomorrow. But here’s a sneak peek …

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When I went out to get that photo, I was also able to say hello to this handsome fellow, who’s in a paddock behind my office …

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