Pelicans and gulls at Kanoplis Lake
Beautiful October sunrise. We love our morning walks.
Hiking at Bennington, Ottawa County State Fishing Lake
I like this poem by Robert Frost.
The beautiful colors of this mornings sunrise.
The good think about having a little furry companion is that you get to be outside many nights. I love seeing the stars, planets, moon and occasional “what’s that”.
Photos were taken two consective nights in early October. The SpaceX Starlink satellite “train”, provides global high-speed internet. When first launched the satellites are all in a close orbit and then become spread apart. Eventially there is to be 42,000 satellites orbiting in our night sky.
I love how Orion is in this picture. I only had my iphone and a pup in one arm, just pointing in the general direction of the satellites. I was so happy and surprised that i was able to get a photo of them!
It was a beautiful winter day at the Kanoplis Lake. I always like to go this time of the year to see the eagles in their nest. This pair has been coming to this spot for years. The park closes the trails around their nest.
Temperatures were in the 50’s today, but we’ve had some really cold weather with wind chills in the -10! Parts of the lake are frozen over.
Wylie, the rock climber, we didn’t make it to the top!
So thankful for the nice winter day. It’s going to change tomorrow and get cold again with only a slight chance of moisture.
This was such a unique sound that I hadn’t heard before on our early morning walks. What made it even more interesting was that I had been on the phone the previous day to Dell support in India. When you have their support they “take over” your computer and in no time it’s running again like new!! Amazing, I highly recommend Dell computers and support. The tech saw my home screen and comment how beautiful it was and if that’s where I lived. That started a great conversations about our countries, one of the things he told me about were the monkeys and other wildlife. The first thing I thought about when I heard this sound coming from the trees, monkeys! Of course I know there are no wild monkeys in Kansas. I recorded the sound and sent it to my son. He told me they were Barred owls. It certainly is awesome to hear, I haven’t seen them yet but hopefully we will.
Officially the first day of summer, it arrived last night at 10:31pm. It certainly doesn’t feel like summer, it’s only in the mid 80’s. After a week of scorching temperatures, our high was 106. That was hot. Wheat harvest has started, but was slowed a bit today after some showers last night.
The sky was so blue with bright puffy clouds. Just had to get out!!
Grader ditch with old fashion day lilies
Wheat field ready to be cut
The cattle need a bigger shade tree
Less traveled backroad
Today was the first cool morning we’ve had all week. It was wonderful to be out for an early morning walk.
A little sun dog.
We were out just after sunrise. In fact we woke up a little fawn that was in the tall grass along side the road. I wasn’t able to get any photos of it as I had to get ahold of Wylie! The little fawn ran along the road and then went back into the tall grass. Mom was out in the field watching!!
Cone Flowers Echinacea growing in the ditch. Some people use the flower buds and leaves for tea. I was taught to dig the root for tea. That’s what I drank last winter to boost my immune system. Just steep the root and enjoy!!
My therapy. We are so blessed to be out on the backroads. No other sounds, just Nature
Headed home from our walk, cowboys were in the pasture gathering cattle. Beautiful morning to be on horseback. Wishing you a wonderful blessed day.
Sunrise welcomes a hot (not quite) summer day. Doesn’t seem possible that the summer solstice is just a few days away.
My butterfly milk weed and spiderwort are beautiful this year.
While I was watering the zinnias I this guy crawled out of the mud.
Peonies were so pretty, but I lost a lot of honeysuckle (that grew on the chicken fence) to the cold weather we had in February.
The start to a beautiful day.