I’m not the only one who took a walk on Wednesday

Some Kodachrome photos from a walk Skunkers and I took in Cave Hill Cemetery this week. It’s where Col. Sanders, Mohammed Ali, the lady who wrote “Happy Birthday,” plus many local celebrities are buried. The geese were very noisy and it frightened the cat, but he has to get used to things if he’s going to be a traveling feline.

I wasn’t there to see gravestones this time. I was there to view all the lovely things that were in bloom. The weathermen say we’re getting a hard freeze tonight and if so, all the flowers will be beautiful no more.

The goose was also out for a walk. It must be an import to Kentucky. He doesn’t show up in my Kentucky bird book. The closest I could find in my Sibley Guide to Birds is a juvenile Greater White-fronted Goose. If you know, please post it below. The orange beak and the yellow jonquils, which my mother always called March Lilies, definitely qualify this as a Kodachrome moment.
This cemetery is so large, that I just walked in the area of the lake…to my knowledge it is just called “The Lake.” The Tulip Poplar Tree was gorgeous.
I’ve never seen this before, but it must be the cave that the property got its name from. Before it was a cemetery, it was Cave Hill Farm, where the first brick house in Louisville was built. The lovely, yellow forsythia was in full bloom.

12 response to "I’m not the only one who took a walk on Wednesday"

  1. By: Scooter Posted: March 31, 2021

    Maybe he’s a white fronted goose, though that would be very unusual in your region. It doesn’t look quite right to me though. Maybe some sort of domestic hybrid? And you’re right – the tulip poplar is gorgeous.

    • By: Laura Posted: April 1, 2021

      Agree, it isn’t a common goose around here. I do see in the Sibley book each of the birds shows a little map of most of North American and there is a little green dot on the map below Greater White-Fronted Goose page in two places in Kentucky (one being in the Louisville area), but can’t confirm if that means isolated sightings or what. The Canada Goose is the one we see most and there were many of them around the lake at the cemetery.

  2. By: NancyG Posted: April 1, 2021

    Such a nice area to wander around in, and of course taking Skunker with you is a plus ;’-). I love the name of The Lake, and that gorgeous tree next to it.

    • By: Laura Posted: April 1, 2021

      Thank you, Nancy. Skunkers (or officially Skunker Doodle II) loves being in the backpack at home or on my back…heck I wouldn’t mind someone hauling me around on their back sometimes, either. He is not as happy in the car…it may be a long, long ride if we go to South Carolina! He’s adjusted to the harness now, so I hope if I keep hauling him around with me, he’ll adjust to being in the car. I tried him on the leash tied in the back seat where he could not jump to my lap thinking he’d be happier if he could see things around him like in the backpack, but he got tangled up so was just as restricted as riding in the car in the backpack.

    • By: Laura Posted: April 1, 2021

      And today, it feels like winter. Supposed to gradually warm up again soon.

  3. By: gregblood Posted: April 1, 2021

    I knew about Colonel Sanders and Cassius Clay, but I had no idea the lady who wrote “Happy Birthday” was a Louisvillian. If only she could have captured some royalties for what I’ve heard is the most frequently sung song of all.

    I guess this is as good of time as any to reveal that Kentucky Fried Chicken is easily my favorite fast food joint.

    • By: Laura Posted: April 1, 2021

      There is a little controversy over the song…Patty and Mildred Hill wrote a song for Patty’s young students that went something like “Good Morning to all. Good Morning to all…..” (I don’t know the rest.) to the tune we know as Happy Birthday. The person who wrote the words we know, is not named in any research I can find, but I don’t think it was the two sisters.

  4. By: BobinVT Posted: April 1, 2021

    Love the color on that Tulip Poplar. I’m looking forward to our forsythia starting to bloom. I always think of that as a true sign of spring.

    • By: Laura Posted: April 1, 2021

      Thank you, Bob. Would be nice to just follow spring around the country.

  5. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: April 1, 2021

    Beautiful photos — no such color around here just yet. 🙁
    Great you can take Skunkers along.

    • By: Laura Posted: April 1, 2021

      Thank you, Rich. I won’t be able to carry him on my back if he gets a lot heavier. Haven’t tried him on the bike since he was four weeks old, but plan to do that, soon.

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