Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Monday, December 30, 2013


 Hello, is anyone in there?
 I'm sure a raccoon lives in there....note foot prints below

This is the bird blind....inside there is a sign saying close the windows to keep the raccoons out.
 Bird feeders at the bird blind...see critter on the ground far right
 It's a Opossum
He left when he saw me....in no hurry.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Winter at the Arboretum

 Winter at the Overland Park Arboretum is sure different than June when I was here last. Then, it was a riot of colors and scents. Hummingbirds were at the feeders and turtles on the lake. I remember seeing an Indigo Bunting across the water. Today there was no one around and I like that and it was still beautiful in a different way.
This a new piece of art that was not there in June. A sculpture of Monet painting his beautiful garden which he is facing. I will dig up my photos from the summer of the Monet garden and do a comparison

 Note the Red twigged Dogwood

 I sat here in the summer

Bird feeders near the entrance to the garden

Friday, December 27, 2013

Red Breasted Nuthatch

Christmas in Kansas 2013

 Christmas eve at the Mike Carney Family home
Waiting for Santa

 Church of the Resurrection

and why do teenage boys act so silly?
Christmas Morning

 Ginger...Christmas girl
 Yea! PS4
and a Merry Christmas was had by all!

Thanks to Mandy and Will for the having us over Christmas Day and thanks for the great food!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Oh no, my brother just shot Prancer!

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Happy Parade Hoilday

I am happy to say that I am all ready for the holidays. Took Emma and Liam out for a holiday breakfast, got both packages in the mail, cards are also mailed and most of all I am in the Christmas spirit.
Last weekend we had the big snow...this weekend rain...ugh!
Good news...I have officially "graduated" from cardiac rehab! Funny, they even gave me a certificate. Will continue with Yoga and the maintenance program.
Hoping everyone is in the spirit and ready for the holidays!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Parade Company

 Pictures taken at the warehouse come out so beautifully....I feel like a real professional. I guess using a tripod with long exposure time and all the primary colors are what make the difference. I did pretty well not getting the same pictures as the last time I was there. Have saved some Christmas photos for later  :-)

Artwork from Parade Company workers!