A Cold Morning

It was 26 this morning and the fountain froze up. This is the progress of the defrosting. Looks like it’s going to be nice here today after rain yesterday!

Looking Out Our Front Window

Today we were treated to a fantastic sunset. It only took about nine minutes for it to start losing it’s bold, brilliant, and rich colors. But each of those minutes gave us pleasure watching as the sky changed from one orange to deep purple.

The First Snow

It wasn’t much of a snow but it was our first of the season and a little early. The snow was pretty on the changing leaves.

A Fall Day

Today we were out and about. It was a beautiful day with the sun shining, a light breeze and we had a little time to roam. We went into Mount Muncie Cemetery which was started in 1866. This cemetery is tucked into a hillside along the Lansing/Leavenworth boarder and the Leavenworth National Cemetery can be […]

Sweet Harvest

We were invited to a Honey Harvest. We didn’t know what to expect, but we knew, from the invite, there would be food, drinks, music and maybe some honey. As we arrived, there were lots of cars turning into the road leading up to the ranch. We parked, grabbed our chairs and cooler and made […]

Storms=No Power

On Friday and Saturday night we had storms move through our area. Between the two nights we had 5 1/4 inches of rain in our rain gauge. On Saturday night the storm started about 9:30, with small wind damage in our area but parts of Kansas City had widespread wind damage and power outage. Some […]

Bird Watching

We have a male and female red birds that seem to have a nest in our front tree. They take turns coming for drinks. These Doves have been regular visitors to our fountain the last couple of weeks. The Robin couldn’t decide to take a bath or just sit on the water coming out of […]


We drove down to Holan’s on Saturday morning, way top early to be up and out for our normal mornings. However, the temp was going to be in the high 90s with heat index around 109, so it was a good thing to get started early. Farmers’ Market, Hobby Lobby and At Home was on […]


So what is a Sarracenia? It is a plant that is commonly known as trumpet pitchers. We saw these at the Overland Park Farmers’ Market. We were very impressed with the market – there were over 70 stands with all kinds of vendors. There were booths with beverages, lotions, herbs, eggs, fruits, plants, oils, honey, […]