This winter has been rather gentle. Last week we had minor icing and this weeks it’s freezing drizzle and fog.
We had the first measurable snow of the season. It started Saturday night and continued into Sunday for a total of 8″. Schools were closed, know the kids loved that!
I don’t think we will be dining outside today.
Wylie enjoying the snow, do you think?
Last night fog developed and it made for a beautiful start to the day. The fog froze on the trees and grasses, I wished I could of captured the beauty of the trees sparkling like diamonds in the sun.
See the moon
I always enjoy my zinnias out by the chicken house, (which now is just a house as there are no chickens currently living in it. I do miss them at times, but will not miss the COLD winter days of having to go out and tend to chickens.) Zinnias, one of my favorite flowers, they are so easy to start from seed and SO many colors from one packet!!
After the first frost they aren’t so colorful. A post by shoreacres, on her blog The Task at Hand made me feel so much better about my dried up zinnias and the upcoming winter months ahead of us. Please visit her blog and I hope it can lift you up as much as it did for me. (There is a link to her blog at the end of this post. )
From Turning Toward the Morning, by shoreacres, The Task at Hand
by Gordon Bok
a portion from his song: Turning Towards the Morning
It’s a pity we don’t know
what the little flowers know
they can’t face the cold November,
they can’t take the wind and snow.
They put their glories all behind them,
bow their heads and let it go,
but you know they’ll be there shining in the morning.
Please visit shoreacres post Turning Toward the Morning
to see the post and be sure look around her blog!!
The native wild sunflower is the official state flower of Kansas.
A field of sunflowers that were planted in June will be harvested when they turn brown and dry out.
I like the tall one. It’s watching over everyone.
Heads are bowed. Starting to dry out.
Native sunflowers can be seen in field and in roadside ditches.
These aren’t sunflowers, but they are yellow and SO pretty.
We are certainly stuck in a rainy weather pattern. A few hot and humid days then stormy weather returns. This morning I emptied an overflowing rain gauge filled with 5 inches of rain.
Farmer Dry Creek
It will be a few days before I have to mow!!
Outlet at McPherson State Fishing Lake. A 46 acre fishing lake just west of Maxwell Wildlife Refuge built in 1954.
Impassable low water crossing due to the release of the fishing lake.
Of course I had to stop and take pictures of the wildflowers.
Field of wheat that is flooded
Turn Around – Just south of Hobbs Creek Road, Saline County, KS
We are certainly needing some hot dry windy days so the farmers can get into the fields to harvest. Praying for them.