One thing I am certain of is that our country is not short on beautiful places. From the rocky shores of the west coast to the sandy shores of the east coast and all the land in between, the natural beauty is seen in each and every state. From the Appalachians and Rockies to Yellowstone and the California coast, I have been blessed to visit many of these areas. In Kentucky, the scenery ranges from the Appalachians in the east to the many beautiful lakes in the south and west. However, the area that most symbolizes the state is that of the central Bluegrass region. The gently rolling hills, lined by white and black fences where thoroughbreds graze, defines this area. Its beauty is even more noticeable with the falling yellow and red leaves on a sunny autumn afternoon. It is a unique and special place within our country, and I hope that its beauty lives on for many more years to come.