Sunday, June 15, 2014

Serene Scenery Sunday

Greetings to all, it's me, Maggie, here with Serene Scenery Sunday.  This week, Cammie and I thought we'd show you some of the beautiful sights we see along our walks.  Enjoying the beauty around us always makes us feel more serene.  And the walks make us a tiny bit tired, which apparently helps Mom's serenity level, too.  Whatever.  Let's get walking!

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Cam and me, at an entrance to the Hudson Trail

We've had a lot of rain and storms lately, which bring gorgeous clouds like this:

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The rain also makes everything green and lush and brings out interesting new things, like when we were on this walk:

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"Hey, what's that up there?!?"
"Careful, Mags!"

Want to see what we saw? Check it out!

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Mr. Toad

How about that?!!? A little toad! I had never seen one before, so I followed Aunt Cam's lead where he was concerned.

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"Deeee-licious!"

Just kidding. No, really. Both Cam and I ignored him. Here I am with Mr. Toad:

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No interest. Cam said sometimes when the bipeds say "no-no" you should actually listen to them, and toads are apparently one such case. Let's move on!

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"Good girls!"

Thanks, Dad.

Here we are, approaching the Kansas Ocean after a good rainfall. Mom should know to bring her camera, not just the iPhone. Guess who was down by the KSO?

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Can you see him at the water's edge, directly above my snooter? A Great Blue Heron! Mom loved seeing him, even if she didn't have her camera.

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"The Heron flew over to those rocks, Mom."
"Have a nice walk!"

I was watching the Heron. Cam was watching those people who walked by. They were really nice; we both got ear rubbies and sweet talk. They smelled of Westies, so they're probably well-trained. I'd say meeting some nice people added to the overall serenity of the walk.

Up along the road to the water tower, there is a lot of this growing right now:

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Butterfly Milkweed

And a lot of these, too:

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Purple Coneflowers

Mom just loves seeing the wildflowers at this time of year!

Thanks for coming on our walks with us.  Here's one last shot of us, with our dad - enjoy our wide-open view and the gorgeous Kansas sky!

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Me, Cam, and Dad

Happy Serene Scenery Sunday!  And Happy Dad's Day to our dad!!!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

6 comments:

  1. You have a swell daddy there girls. Happy Farther's day to your daddy and have a lovely serene Sunday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  2. Great walkie places yu got there!
    Happy Father's Day to yur Dad!

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  3. Your Kansas sky is just gorgeous and so are the pretty flowers! Happy Father's day to your dad, Cammie and Maggie!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  4. OUR Butterfly Milkweed won't bloom until August. OMD you saw a TOAD... DO NOT EVER LICK ONE... I (F.F.) did that ONCE and I foamed at the mouth.. and scared MOM.

    Happy DAD's Day to your DAD

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  5. Wonderful pictures, Maggie! we don't think we've ever seen a toad that big before. good on you for not eating him :) Happy Father's Day to your dad! Have a great week!

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

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  6. You ladies always have such pretty walks! One of these days I'm going to drag Momma up to Kansas so I can join you. I don't know WHY she doesn't consider it a hot vacation destination.

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