Monthly Archives: October 2016

Autumn Mosaic

There is such a bumper crop of milo this year that the elevators are piling it on the ground.  The man whose face was worn from seeing may years of harvest smiled as I told him he was quite an artist.  He replied, “ma’am I’ve never thought of myself as an artist”.








Dr. Jones Homestead


Located in the Flint Hills, just to the southeast of Florence, KS is the home of Dr. W.B. Jones


Built in 1878


Beautiful stone work


Dr. Jones and his wife Sara had 7 sons.  They only lived in this beautiful home for a few years.


The moon keeps watch over the majestic homestead.




Wild Horse and Burro Adoption

The Bureau of Land Management manages wild horses and burros to oversee that they thrive on the rangelands.   The BLM manages a vast area of Heard Management Areas, they strive to maintain a healthy herd population on these lands and when they exceed the appropriate management level they are removed and sent for adoption or to off-range pasture.  The herd can double in size every 4 years.  This adoption was held in Salina, there are adoption site all around the country.  Along with the adoption, there was a wild horse show.








All wild horses and burros are branded with a freeze mark.  The left side of the neck is shaved and the symbols are applied with an iron chilled in liquid nitrogen.  The mark uses a series of angles and alpha-symbols that can not be altered.   The hair on the neck will grow back white.


No, I didn’t adopt anyone.








I Thought Summer Was Over

Today certainly hasn’t felt like autumn, the temperature is in the 90’s, the air conditioners are running again, and there is a strong south westerly wind, blowing in the smoke from the wildfires out by Pueblo, Colorado.  Come back Autumn!!

Praying for the safety of the firefighters and everyone who is in the path of the fire.