It seems lately that I'm always playing catch-up with
My brother, my only immediate family member left, has been
in the hospital clear across town since Saturday,
in a health crisis. We think he will be transported
back to his nursing home today, but I ask for prayers for him.
This is a common roadside appearance in Leavenworth County these days, as haying is in full force everywhere I go.
The crows, vultures and smaller birds are all glad to see the long grass come up and
reveal the little animals it had been hiding. Swallows were darting back and forth as I took this, you can just see one flying by the bale, next to the vulture.
I find it very interesting that the person who cut this field, left this stand up by the
telephone and light poles.
Oh, it's more of Kansas' roadside vegetation.
This boy cast off just as I pulled up last night.
I have found two doves dead in the last day here at the new house...
one dessicated in the side yard... and the other, freshly dead on the
ground near the back porch. I don't think that was a window strike, as we have
put paper up on the windows... and the body was in the yard. Either it struck the
porch side, or Lilly got it.
After doing some weed-eating this morning, I walked the dogs over to Troy's pond.
Lilly now dips her head in... though she does not swim, she runs in until she is covered as you see here, and walks around.
I love watching her reflection as she walks around the pond.
It was very humid out, and Jester lay there with his legs in the pond as Lilly went around the pond. He would never have done this two months ago, he was afraid of it. He still won't go in very far, but he is much more comfortable. You see how much the water has gone down now that the heavy rains have stopped.
Love this girl!