Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Kansas Color

I guess it would be blue today.  In case there is anyone who hasn’t seen the picture taken during the parade for the Kansas City Royals today, here is one put out there to share.  Amazing!

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There are years when the fall tree colors here in the Wakarusa valley have been more vibrant, but I don’t think the grass could get any more beautiful.  .  I’ve tried to take pictures, but they don’t capture the shades of gold in the native grasses especially as the sun slants in the evenings.  Dan and I think the reason our grass is especially pretty this year is because it was put up a little early and then we’ve had plenty of rain for a nice grow back. 

Our neighbors and Dan and I took a little off road trip a week ago.  Again, we appreciated Kansas yellow and reds. 

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Why do people think it is OK to drive out to rural areas and  dump trash.  I saw it happen so many times when I was driving the mail route.  So, it was no surprise to find trash along the trail we were riding.  We stopped a minute to ponder why someone would do that, when our neighbor saw something peeking out from under some cans.  She pulled it out and sit it in the tree. 

I sure hope some young person who loved this little stuffed animal isn’t feeling sad wondering where it is. 

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Monday, November 02, 2015

Home & Catching Up

We had such a great summer. The trips to visit family are always fun.  We will be making those trips each year because it is easier for us to go there then for them to come here.  We’ll find time to make a few other excursions too I am sure.

The reason I’m reminiscing a little is because we winterized the PW this afternoon.  Of course it is something that has to be done, but it is also a sign that our summer journeys are finished.  It is possible to travel without the water system up and running—we might do a little Thanksgiving/Christmas trip.  Those trips are short and sweet though.

The bikes have made our summer travels fun.  We learned on our last trip not to plan to ride on our way home.  We passed several interesting locations returning from North Carolina,  but we didn’t want to take the time.  Dan did consent to ride the Katy Trail in Missouri for a while.  We did a part of the Katy that we’ve never ridden before so that made up for the others.

Our small acreage of soybeans was harvested last week. 

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This is always interesting to us so we like to hang around and watch our neighbor who farms for us.  This time, I got to ride in the cab of this big boy.  It was fully climate controlled and computerized.  At any given time, it told the moisture of the grain and the bushels per acre.  It could even be set to drive on its own!  Farming is on a different level now days. 

These few days of warm weather will find us out doors finishing up some chores.  Maybe I’ll just get the bike out and ride up the road too.