Tag Archives: Kansas

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.

 

 

Good News

This is good news!! Located in Durham, KS (population 112) is one of the best places to eat. It had been closed due to the floods last year. I was so happy to see this sign that it’s open again.

Home cooking at its best.

Main Street Cafe & Bakery hours: closed Sunday and Monday, open Tuesday thru Saturday 7am-2pm

Main Street Durham

Such a beautiful clock.

I was here on Sunday, but will make sure I get back for a great meal. We’ll meet you there!

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

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.

 

 

 

More Rains And Flooding

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.