Friday, May 06, 2011

Campground with a SW Kansas view

Our friends Kay and Lynn Cook are headed our way from Apache Junction, Arizona. In a travel update email this morning,  their description of this campground was, “lots of space and blue sky,” a description that proves they are native Kansans. 

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Tuesday, May 03, 2011

May movers and shakers

Spring is really bursting out all over now.  I’ve been taking pictures of wildflowers for weeks, but there are a few other sure signs that I’ve experienced in just the last two days.

Jiggers.  I spotted a new wildflower in the pasture and laid on the ground to take a picture.  As soon as I got home, I could feel crawling.  Into the shower but too late.  They got me around the ankles.

A snake.  Although a very small one.  I was cutting asparagus and noticed the area under my knife moved.  With Mr. Snake, it’s the surprise.  Just a little garter snake.  It moved off to the side and laid real quiet while I picked the rest of the asparagus.  I’ll be watching for him next time so I am not the one jumping out of my skin.

Moles.  Our wild cat (literally) is on a roll.   Remember, we adopted her from a rescue in Kansas City.  She must have learned early to hunt.  She has brought a mole to our back door two days in a row.  The only thing we can figure out she waits by a hole.  I see no way she could dig fast enough to get one. 

All our regular summer visitors have returned:  barn swallows, hummingbirds and Killdeer.   Blue Birds, meadow larks and that noisy mockingbird really never left but now they are busy doing their spring rituals.

Finally, today my clothes line—outside-- was full.

Monday, May 02, 2011

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Posting by email

It would be convenient when we travel to post to the blog by email.
This is a test to see if I have it set up right.