Category Archives: Daily Happenings

What’s Going On?

There’s always something to do. Love starting the day with a morning walk, before it get too hot. Our temps are pushing 100 this week.

One of my favorite backroads

Large snapping turtle.

Song of a mocking bird

A new neigh-bor!   Oh how precious!

The brome was cut and baled. Wylie and I moved the bales off the field. 

Enjoying Spring Before Winter Returns

 

 

Robin eggs

Mr. Farmer thought I needed something to do since I was going to be home a lot more than usual. He brought home 12 baby chicks. Oh boy Farm(er) Fresh Eggs again!!

Enjoying a lot of backroad walks. This photo looks about the same upside down.

Thankfully out winter weather didn’t last long.  We only received only a dusting of snow.

Happy Spring

Such a beautiful start to Spring. Warm temperatures in the 70. It’s too bad that it’s not going stay that way. Roads are closing out in Western Kansas because of blizzard conditions. We are not to get snow, we will have below freezing temperatures.

The morning started out with rain and as the clouds broke up there were numerous rainbows. Full rainbows, half ones and just pieces of rainbows. (It was really quite amazing, wished I had taken photos of each one I saw.)   I always feel blessed when I see a rainbow and to see so many today I felt hopeful.  

Wylie and I certainly enjoy our walks. It’s so peaceful and all seems right with the world. It’s wonderful to see trees starting to bud out, beautiful green wheat fields and so many little baby calves. I hope you are able to find peace and hope in these uncertain times. Take care. Blessing to you and yours.

 

 

Snow

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

Even Flowers Need A Rest

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!!

State Flower

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.