I have heard for much of my life that "if you don't
like the weather in Kentucky, just wait and it will change. There is
one thing about Kentucky that is always true -- it is very unpredictable.
Have you ever noticed on the Weather Channel that the forecasters seldom
mention the Kentucky weather. I think they are afraid to predict it
after a few years ago when we had a 22" "dusting" of snow!
I believe that is one of the things I like most about
Kentucky. It is never the same and the people are so different.
We have heroes like Dr. Ephraim McDowell, who did the very first successful
ovarian surgery in Danville on Christmas Day 1809 and we also have Turtle
Man, who gets rid of varmits from our homes and barns. Our roads are
curvy and have no shoulders in many areas, but they wind around some of the
most beautiful country in the world.
One thing we can always depend upon here in Kentucky is
a beautiful spring. Springs here may be shorter some year than others, but
they are always wonderful. My taste in beauty may seem strange to
city-living people but I really don't care for places with only sand and no
snow, no matter how pretty they are. I like wild looking trees and
flowers much better than perfectly manicured lawns. So I suppose we
will stay on our knob-hill baby farm as long as we can and watch the deer
graze, turkey-gobblers show off for the lady turkeys, and wait for the baby
birds to hatch in the orchard. I can't wait for the hummingbirds to
get back again this years.
It won't be long now!!