We’ve had a lot of rain over the last couple of days. The Mulberry Creek is out of her banks. I don’t know how much rain we’ve received as my cute little rain gauge froze last winter and I haven’t put the new one up yet. It’s on my “to do list” for tomorrow.
The back roads around us all look the same.
The road to the north.
The road to the south.
The blacktop into town was closed in multiple places. It’s amazing how many people go past the barricades and drive thru the flood waters.
Miles of gravel roads will need repaired.
Prayers for all who are affected by the flooding.
Sunrise Service on a hill outside of Tescott, KS
Just south of Junction City, Ks on a hill over looking the Smoky Hill River is a statute with a plaque that reads “The Indian”.
Built in 1920, the statute is trying to survive the elements, but the vandals have certainly taken their toll on it.
The storm started out as rain and then switched to blowing snow. Roads are snow packed and limited visibility due to blowing snow. Interstate 70 is closed from Salina west to the Colorado border.
The best way to watch the storm is from inside.
Of course Wylie and I can’t stay in too long.
Out of the wind it was rather pretty.
So looking forward to spring!!!
The national weather service has issued a blizzard warning for our area. 6-10″ of snow with wind gust up to 50 mph. I can’t wait!! With that forecast, Wylie and I loaded up and hit the backroads.
Smoky Hills Audubon Society Wildlife Sanctuary
One of our favorite roads to walk, but not today.
Going to keep watch on this nest. When we were at the lake we saw many eagles standing out on the ice near open water.
I always have a few “good” books on the coffee table, that I rotate occasionally. When I was putting away my Christmas decorations I chose the book “Bev Doolittle New Magic”. She is an artist who uses a technique that she refers to as camouflage technique. She “hides” images in here paintings. She is of my favorite artists as her themes are of Native Americans, animals and landscapes.
When I was out taking photos while there was still some snow on the ground and trees covered with frozen fog, I though of some of her works. I’m still trying to find hidden images in my photos.
One probably thought by the title of this post, that it was going to be a day that I was going to “do little”. I had just received word the night before that I didn’t have to report for jury duty. To celebrate – Wylie and I loaded up and went on a cold adventure.