Monthly Archives: April 2015

Carlton, KS and the hills South

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This is the kind of road that I like to explore, off the beaten path.

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Prairie Flowers

I just found an app for the iphone and will hopefully be able to identify wildflowers, Wildflowers of the Great Plains.

 

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Owl on the chimney

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Old chicken coop

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Castle Rock, Gove County, KS

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Castle Rock, you have no idea what waits for you across this cattle guard and up the road.  It never ceases to amaze me how diverse and varied our landscape is across Kansas.  When people travel Western Kansas along I-70, most are speeding thru at 80 miles per hour, saying there isn’t anything to see or do in Western Kansas.  Slow down, get off the interstate, it’s beautiful.  I am posting more pictures than usual, this place really touched my soul.

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The chalk was deposited from an ancient inland sea.  There are seashells embedden in the rocks, that are so sharp, I had to carry Wylie.

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Castle Rock is on private property, the roads are rutted and rugged.  Please be respectful.

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Wylie, my partner in these adventures, on the way home.

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Around Cheyenne, WY

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Dam at Curt Gowdy State Park

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Big wide open blue skies!  I forgot to take the charger for the camera, so not many pictures.  Will have to make a return trip:)

I Love Kitchen Gadgets

This is a recent purchase from Williams Sonoma and it is one of my favorite kitchen appliances.

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The Phillips Pasta Maker comes with 4 discs that make Penne, Spaghetti, Fettuccine,  and Lasagna Noodles.  The recipe is so easy, 1 scoop of flour to 1/2 water.  Even I can do it!

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Let it mix

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Then it extrudes the pasta, how easy is that?  Fresh pasta cooks up faster than dried pasta, about 4 or 5 minutes.

 

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Dinner is ready.

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