I had planned on going back out this morning to get some more photos of the snow covering the trees. The snow fell so gentle and blanketed the trees, they looked like flocked Christmas trees – only much better!! We ventured out early, but the wind came up and it was more like a blizzard, so enjoy these photos from yesterday.
Native (some say invasive, but I like them!) Red Cedar
I don’t know what model this old red truck is, but it was so pretty in the snow.
It’s a beautiful autumn day, or maybe a winter day. Started snowing early this morning and has been snowing all day.
Dinner tonight won’t be on the patio.
Wylie likes to ride with his head out the window.
It was such a beautiful day Saturday and of course Wylie and I spent the day hiking.
This is what we stepped out to this morning. What happened to autumn?
A quick powerful winter storm moved thru yesterday. Started out with freezing drizzle then changed to snow along with 40 mph winds. Made for some pretty good drifts.
Please use the back door, I haven’t shoveled the front walk.
A great day to stay inside and bake some bread. This is a starter that my mother had used years ago. She gave it to a friend of hers and he has been making bread for years. After she passed away, I called him, he was still using her starter and he gave me some. I bake bread weekly and also make a wonderful chocolate cake. Makes the best pancakes too! I love the end of a loaf for French toast and also make Panzanella salad.
Oh my gosh, I am still learning how to post on my laptop, I think it is easier on the phone (Jessica!).
Today certainly hasn’t felt like autumn, the temperature is in the 90’s, the air conditioners are running again, and there is a strong south westerly wind, blowing in the smoke from the wildfires out by Pueblo, Colorado. Come back Autumn!!
Praying for the safety of the firefighters and everyone who is in the path of the fire.
It’s been quite a week in Kansas weather wise. There were sever weather warnings issued everyday. The brome grass is ready to be cut, as soon as the fields dry out they will be cutting and baling hay. It’s wonderful to see a beautiful partly cloudy Kansas sky, instead of one filled with storm clouds!
Wednesday, May 25th there was a large tornado that form just to the east of us. It was on the ground for over an hour and was up to 1/2 mile wide. It stayed mostly over rural areas, damaging around 25 homes, some that no longer exist. The tornado narrowly missed Chapman, which was devastated by a tornado in 2008.
This is the backside of the tornadic storm. It was amazing to watch the thunderhead grow so rapidly.
There are many videos of the tornado that occurred that day, search for: Kansas tornado May 25, 2016, Dickinson County