It was a beautiful winter day at the Kanoplis Lake. I always like to go this time of the year to see the eagles in their nest. This pair has been coming to this spot for years. The park closes the trails around their nest.
Temperatures were in the 50’s today, but we’ve had some really cold weather with wind chills in the -10! Parts of the lake are frozen over.
Wylie, the rock climber, we didn’t make it to the top!
So thankful for the nice winter day. It’s going to change tomorrow and get cold again with only a slight chance of moisture.
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.
For the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, Christ Episcopal Cathedral has for years had a beautiful service for the blessing of the animals. A perfect day for the outdoor service.
Bath time…..and Wylie really doesn’t care for it!
But he turns out pretty well.
I also washed his toys, he didn’t like that idea!
Wylie is 2,556 days old. He turned 7 today. Happy Birthday Wylie!!!
I made his 2 layer “cake” out of elk, peas, carrots, spinach and brown rice, “frosted” with mashed potatoes. I served it on a cherished cake stand that was my mother’s.
I love you Wylie, Happy Birthday
It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but it’s like a friend you haven’t seen in a long time and you just pick up right where you left off. Today our adventure was one of my favorite places, Lincoln County, KS. I love the landscape and especially the limestone, be it fence post, homes or bridges. ❤ Limestone
Lincoln County has a program that recognizes all the old schools. Here’s a couple we saw today.
Liberty School 1893-1947
Spring Valley School 1893-1953
I love goats
What a beautiful home and barn. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to fix this up?
Stone Arched Bridge
Huge old oak tree. That’s Wylie sitting at the base of the tree.
Something I have NEVER seen……..A plane at the gas station!!
It’s good to be back with a post. Hopefully I can get use to using a laptop instead of a desktop (as I no longer have a desktop because it quit!). It’s been quite a learning experience for me. I can get into all sorts of trouble on a laptop. Touch the little touchpad the wrong way and things disappear!! Touch the screen and it either grows big or small or disappears. What do you use when you post? And please don’t tell me you post on your phone!!!!!
Look who made Double D’s Best Nine!!!
I love that little Pup and love those boots!
It just doesn’t seem possible that Wylie is 6 years old!! I always bake him a “cake” and of course there are presents. This year I decided to make “cupcakes”. Following a basic meatloaf recipe, his cupcake was made of elk, carrots, and spinach. A cupcake wouldn’t be complete without frosting. Wylie’s frosting is plain mashed potatoes (no salt or butter). Happy Birthday, Wylie❤️
St. Francis of Assisi
Christ Cathedral at Salina was honoring St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, with a celebration of the Blessing of the Animals. I wouldn’t miss this opportunity to present Wylie before the altar to receive blessings and for me too, so that I will be guided for his care.
Christ Cathedral – Salina, KS 1908
Please be kind to all animals great and small ❤️🐾
(and people too)
Every year Wylie does a photo shoot for the Love, Chloe Foundation through our local photographer, Jane with Forever Memories. It is an amazing foundation that provides support for families in Central Kansas who have a child with cancer. Here is a link to their website:
Love, Chloe Foundation
I liked the photo so much and asked to see it in sepia. Really like the way it look, and decided to do it on canvas. This photo was also featured on the Facebook page of Double D Ranchwear, who sells the Trapper by Lane cowboy boot.
Good boy ❤️ 🐾