At the end of March, Dan and I headed to Richmond, KY for the third biennial Living With Animals conference at Eastern Kentucky University. It was four days of expanding our brains with really great animal art and fascinating research presentations, and some field trips, too. As part of the conference, we had a tour of the White Hall State Historic Site and visited the Kentucky Equine Humane Center and the Primate Rescue Center (we were asked not to share pictures of the latter on social media, so all you get to see from there is this cute, sleepy dog and some very intense peacocks). After the conference, Dan and I rented a car and drove around the Richmond/Lexington area to see the Sheabel Pet Cemetery, the Hamburg Place Horse Cemetery, and Man O’ War’s grave at the Kentucky Horse Park. We also quickly went down to the Shaker village of Pleasant Hill, which Nat and I had visited in 2013 and loved, before heading to the airport to fly home. It was a really great trip. We both plan to go back for the 2019 conference. (Read more/see pictures from LWA on Muybridge’s Horse.)
Since last March when I first visited the pet cemetery at the Oregon Humane Society (really, since I re-read Pet Sematary when we first moved here), I’ve been really intrigued by pet cemeteries and photographing in them. Sheabel blew my mind. We spent about two hours there and I could have stayed there all day. I have so many photos. I’m really happy with how this project is starting out.
See all photos from March here