Wednesday, June 30, 2010

6-30-10 Magic Kingdom Entrance

This was the view at the entrance of Magic Kingdom at WDW. We spent our first day at this park.

6-29-10 Flying Over the Clouds

We got back from our vacation to Orlando last night. Had a great time visiting our son who is participating in the college program at Disney World. On our flight back, I took some pictures of the clouds we were flying over (at 32,000 feet). We had to alter our route "slightly" the pilot said, to avoid a thunderstorm. Great cloud formation, however.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

6-22-10 Kelso School

This is another country road in the Flint Hills of Kansas, in Morris County. The white building in the distance is the Kelso Schoolhouse. It is now closed, but served the area up until the 1940's.

***NOTE: I will be on vacation the next few days and unable to post. I look forward to sharing with you my adventures when I return.

Monday, June 21, 2010

6-21-10 Rabbits, Rabbits, Everywhere!

I know, it's another rabbit picture. However, I'm finding they are getting friendlier as I'm able to get closer and closer to them.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

6-19-10 Framing the Prairie

When I read today's Daily Shoot, "frame within a frame", I had the perfect picture. Not too far from the lake is an old, falling down, structure. I'm not quite sure if it was an old school or church. I didn't go completely inside as there isn't much of a floor left. However, this was the view through one of the windows.

Friday, June 18, 2010

6-18-10 Travelin' Across the Prairie

I wonder what the pioneer settlers thought when they reached the Flint Hills of Kansas? This piece of art, located just outside of Council Grove and made out of steel, pays homage to those who were looking for their piece of The American Dream.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

6-17-10 A Winding Country Road

This road leads to Kelso, and points north, in the Flint Hills of Kansas.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

6-16-10 Old Merry-Go-Round

Ever ride on one of these, either at school or at the church playground? I found this one at a small park located in the Flint Hills of Kansas, on grounds where a church once was located, near what used to be the town of Kelso.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

6-15-10 A Blue Herron

We have a pair of blue herrons that have taken up residency at the lake. This one landed on our dock as he/she was scoping out where to get it's next meal. Sometimes at night, when we have been sitting on the dock, we will hear a "swooshing" sound as their wings flap as they fly by.

Monday, June 14, 2010

6-14-10 Life on the Prairie

The lake we go to is in the heart of the Flint Hills, in Northeastern Kansas. This is over looking a farmer's ranch near the lake. The gate and poles frame the shot.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

6-13-10 Flooding at the Lake

Last night, we had over 4 inches of rain in a very short amount of time. This caused the city lake to come out of it's banks. In the 38 years we've been going to this lake, I've rarely seen this happen. The lake does have a natural spillway that empties into the federal reservior, so it won't be out of it's banks for very long. However, tonight, the forcast is for more rain.

6-12-10 Molly and the Squirrels

Our neighbors dachshund, Molly, loves to chase the squirrels. Once she has chased one up a tree, she will sit there for 30 minutes or longer waiting for it. What she doesn't realize is that the squirrel has crawled along the branches, jumped to another tree and is telling all of his squirrel friends how he has once again, slipped away from that crazy canine.

6-11-10 Totem Pole

Not sure if these people are Native American, Alaskan, or just like to have totem poles. They have had this at the lake for years.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

6-9-10 Floating on Water

The Daily Shoot suggested, "place or find a subject floating on water". So after two days of rain, our backyard is looking like a small pond. With that in mind, I cut this daylily bloom and floated it on our small pond.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

6-8-10 The Gift of Flight

There is a grass airfield across the road at the lake. This ultralight aircraft spent some time flying over the lake. I wonder what the lake looks like from up there?

Monday, June 7, 2010

6-7-10 Old Boathouse

This is the side-door of our neighbor's boathouse at the lake. I thought it made an intesting picture.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

6-6-10 Sedgwick County Zoo

This sculpture/artwork is across from the Sedgwick County Zoo. We were on our way home from the lake and I snapped when I snapped the picture.

6-5-10 Pool or Spa?

Saw this sign at a garage sale and couldn't resist!!!! This actually is our outhouse at the lake. Yes, we actually used an outhouse for many years. (20+-some to be exact!) It wasn't until around 1999 or so that we finally got indoor plumbing. We were supposed to knock the outhouse down, but j-u-u-s-s-t haven't gotten around to it yet.

Friday, June 4, 2010

6-4-10 Orange Lilies

I noticed last night that my orange lilies had bloomed. This is the first year they have been this big, thick, and bright.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

6-3-10 Sittin' On the Dock

I was sitting on the dock and saw this shot. I just liked the composition.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

6-2-10 Local Wildlife

Here are some the local wildlife at the lake. For many years now they have been on the lake. I love watching them land on the water.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

6-1-10 Little Peter Cottontail

Found this baby rabbit in the yard today and couldn't resist. He (or she) let me get pretty close before it hopped back into the daylilies for protection.