Category Archives: Daily Happenings

Haunted Forest

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.

Happy Summer

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

 

Morning Walk

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.

Spring Flowers

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.

 

 

 

Backroad Hike

It was such a beautiful day and we were needing some extra outdoor time. We loaded up and headed west.

Cow, calf and cowboy silhouette

U B Church AD. 1882

A road well traveled. Thankfully not by many people. Plenty of evidence of deer and coyotes.

Fog And Smoke

We have been having a beautiful September!! The mornings are so cool and there has been a lot of fog. My favorite time of day are our early morning walks.

Sunrise through the fog.

Sunrise through the smoke from all the fires out West. It looks more like the moon! Thankful that we can’t smell the smoke. Prayers for all the firefighters and all in the those effected by the fires.

Signs of autumn. My favorite season!