Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Golden Days

I'm dying to know what is living in here. 

You know me. 

The days have been golden.  
There are some down sides to that. 

Wild onion is up, and I think there is nothing better than smelling it as 
you cut the first grass of the season. 

While Chris was here, we walked the dogs at Angel Falls.  The Water Baby LOVES to 
go in the creek. 
Note where the water is in that picture, taken ten days ago. 

By yesterday, the stream had narrowed significantly, we need 
rain badly here. 

I bought a 20 foot lead for Lil, so she can go way out in the creek.  She was hot in this picture, it was 77 out. 

This is the drainage basin at Basehor City Park, running down to the creek.  The rock bottom was showing through at the end of last week. 

Last night was a night of wild storms here, including tornados which touched down on the 
Missouri side of the metro, doing great damage. 

The basin had water in it this morning, I was glad to see that.  The birds use it daily. 

Someone was sunning himself on the walk way.  I'm so glad I saw him, 
he was very sluggish and did not even move when I touched him. 

Too cold for little snakes today! 

This is a barn two miles from where I live.  This barn and the one next to it 
were over 100 years old.  The storm last night got it. 

Look at that 100 year old wood! 

The chickens at the ag came through the storm well, except the plastic on their 
door and windows blew away.  So much for my stapling extra yesterday. 

See these thirteen eggs? 

They came out of only 3 of these slots in the nest box.  
Chickens crack me up. 

Except for trash cans blown all over... there was thankfully no damage to the old buildings. 

And everyone was happy. 

This little group of mallards was on the pasture pond as we went to the park.  

It is so shallow, I don't think geese can land there now.  

I stayed one second too long, taking four pictures. 
The rule for nature photography is DO NO HARM and don't disturb the birds/animals. 

My bad. 

And I really mean my bad, I hate disturbing them. 

Lilly will be twelve this summer.  The drool worries me, she does it as we walk. 

Totally gratuitous picture of the best Bostie in the world! 


  1. I've heard about wildfires in OK, MO and TX; unreal! We had the wettest February on record here....

  2. Hari OM
    Hiya Jester!!! glad all have come through the storms okay... seems they are everywhere in the world these days; there were a couple of real doozies before I left OZ and now am FINALLY back in the hutch on the West coast of the Bonny Land, there is a doozie working up outside my window! Crazy weather. The chooks are looking good... as are those eggs! Huggies, YAM xx

  3. I always heard there are "favorite" nests.

  4. OMD OMD JESTER... You MUST find out who is living in that LOVELY HOLE... and then tell us all about it.

  5. Jes is so precious. Both pouches look great.

    Snake, no touching for me.

    I would love to get my hands on some of that wood. There is an old home in downtown Crystal Springs that looks like the roof disintegrated. Now one side of the house caved in. I bet there is beautiful heart pine and siding in that house.

  6. Maybe the snake lives in the hole? It is nice to see that parts of the world aren't all white and snowy!

  7. Snakes scare us! So what's living in that hole? We see those sometimes and can't figure out what's in it
    Lily & Edward


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