Monthly Archives: August 2016

Churches of the Prairie 7

I love finding Churches of the Prairie.  Wished I could attend a service in each and every one!

Immanuel Lutheran Church – Shady Brook, KS

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Monument, KS

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Ash Grove, KS

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Methodist Episcopal Church – Talmage, KS

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Minneapolis, KS

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Alida Upland Parish Church

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Cold Front

We just had a cold front roar thru.  Instead of the 90’s tomorrow we will be in the upper 70’s and mid 50’s.  The dust is from the wheat field across the road.  I took this photo just as the storm was coming in. I had to go inside as I couldn’t see!!  I can’t imagine what the Dust Bowl during the 30’s was like.  We did receive 2″ of rain!

I hope this is a sign of an early fall.

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Bridges of Butler County, KS

Butler County, KS is the largest county in the State.  It sits on the western edge of the Flint Hills.  Here is a link to different tours for the area.  Please call ahead, as some of the restaurants have closed.

Butler County, KS Tours

These bridges are best photographed from down below.  I always have jeans and boots on, but there were a few places I didn’t want to go thru as there was a lot of poison ivy!  Thankfully I didn’t see any snakes!  Wylie was in his “pouch” for most of these photos!

Bridge #1

Double Arch   Built in 1912  Arches 20′ and 30′

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Bridge #2

Built 1897  25′ Arch

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This one is my favorite!  I could have stayed here all day, beautiful rock ledge.

Bridge #3

Built in 1900   37′ Arch

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Nice reflection of clouds in the water

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Bridge #4

Built in 1899  36′ Arch

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Bridge #5

Built 1899  36′ Arch  (I don’t think this one is going to last much longer)

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Just down the road from Bridge #5 was this old school.

Lily Lake School  1885-1966  (strange place for a cow!)

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Looking forward to continuing this tour of Bridges of Butler County!

Flowers – Woodbine, KS

Woodbine, KS a small town in Dickinson County, KS  Population 170  The town was founded in 1871 originally named Lyons, after a nearby creek.  In 1887 renamed Woodbine, after a town in Illinois.  The railroad also came thru in 1887, ceasing operation in 1980.

Beautiful zinnia garden

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Resurrection Lily

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School was built 1909 – last graduating class 1962

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Rock fence

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Churches of the Prairie 5

Continuing with Churches of the Prairie

Historic Baptist Church – Downs, KS

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Church – Osborne, KS

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St. Boniface – Tipton, KS

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Grotto at St.Boniface – Tipton, KS

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Bunker Hill, KS

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Upper Fall River Evangelical Lutheran Church – Greenwood County, KS

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Wylie’s Charity Photo Shoot

Every year Wylie does a photo shoot for the Love, Chloe Foundation through our local photographer, Jane with Forever Memories.  It is an amazing foundation that provides support for families in Central Kansas who have a child with cancer.  Here is a link to their website:

Love, Chloe Foundation 

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I liked the photo so much and asked to see it in sepia.  Really like the way it look, and decided to do it on canvas.  This photo was also featured on the Facebook page of Double D Ranchwear, who sells the Trapper by Lane cowboy boot.

Good boy ❤️  🐾

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