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Picnic at the Giles House during hummingbird, mimosa season

JANICE HOLT & HENRY GILES

Enjoy a short daytrip in mimosa/hummingbird season on less than 4 gallons of gas away for more than 70,000 people in this area. The Giles House is open weekends through September 2008.

Susan Lewis, resident at the Becky House beside the Janice and Henry Giles home at Spout Springs, sends an invitation to enjoy a picnic at Spout Springs.

Along with the invitation, she sent a photo of a tiny hummingbird enjoying its own picnic in a mimosa tree over the pond at Giles farm. The mimosa tree is now in full bloom, at the Knifley attraction, as are so many mimosas in Adair County at this time.


She wrote. "I enjoy watching them each evening just a buzzing around the tree that overhangs the pond. It would be nice if people wanted to come out in the evenings and have a picnic and take in all the natural wonders of the Giles property."

If packing a picnic at home is more of a task than you'd like, plenty of opportunities to experience the wonderful fare of country stores along KY 206 from Columbia or Liberty, or on Elkhorn Rd from Campbellsville at Knifley, abound.

Giles House is open for visiting through September on Saturday and Sunday from 1:00pm to 5:00pmCT. The entrance off KY 76, Elkhorn Road, is beautiful since Adair County Judge Ann Melton secured a grant during the administration of Gov. Ernie Fletcher to rebuild the bridge into the park.

The site is one of Adair County's most popular. Visitation is augmented by a steady stream of people who go to get the spring water at Spouts Springs. The Spring is not actually a part of the Giles Society land. It is owned by Billy Joe Breeding, Campbellsville, KY, who very generously opens the spring to the public.

See also:
Links to Giles House Stories & Photos
Links to Knifley Stories & Photos
Alternate Links to Knifley Stories & Photos
Directions: for specific directions to the Giles House, visit the official website. Click Here.

This note from the Giles Society website: "Restoration of the Giles House and grounds depends on the support of Giles Society friends around the country. Please consider membership and/or a gift to help us preserve the work and legacy of Janice Holt Giles and Henry Giles. Annual dues are $30. To become a member or send a gift write to: The Giles Society, P.O. 932, Columbia, KY 42728


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Scenic Adair Co: Picnicking with hummingbirds, Giles House



2008-07-05 - Spout Springs, off Ky 76, Elkhorn RD, Knifley, KY - Photo By Susan Lewis.
Susan Lewis, resident at the Becky House beside the Janice and Henry Giles home at Spout Springs, sends an invitation to enjoy a picnic at Spout Springs. "Here is a picture of the hummingbirds on the Mimosa tree over the pondat the Giles farm," she wrote. "I enjoy watching them each evening just a buzzingaround the tree that overhangs the pond. It would be nice if peoplewanted to come out in the evenings and have a picnic and take in allthe natural wonders of the Giles property."

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