Sunday, January 27, 2013

Serene Scenery Sunday

Ha roo, pups and cool cats!  It's me, Zim, here with some pix we snapped during the week that we thought you'd enjoy seeing.  The first one is from one of my trips to the Kansas Ocean:

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Can you see the two hawks near the center of the photo?  They were duking it out over something!  It was beautiful to watch them - they were so graceful, yet strong!  I hope they were able to sort out their differences.

The rest of the photos are from a road trip Mom and I took out to a little town we've shown you before - Keats!  I love going out there!  Let's get buckled in and head out!

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"The rear's clear.  Let's roll, Mom!"

I always help check the road with my side mirror.  That's part of the duties when you ride shotgun!

On the way to Keats, there are some really cool old limestone buildings.  Some of them aren't in the greatest condition, but Mom thinks that makes them look more interesting.  We don't have permission to go onto the property, but we shot shot these from the main road:

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Here is the same structure, but from a little different vantage point and with some special effects thrown in:

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Pretty cool, don't you think?  Here's a place I'd like to check out:

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Wildcat Hollow

Mom wanted to straighten it, but didn't want to cut off those arched tree branches, so please excuse the odd framing.  Oh.  Yeah.  Well, have I mentioned we went out with out the camera?  iPhone through the sunroof.  That explains why it was crooked.  Camera next time - right, Mom?

We took another shot of that gas station in Keats:

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Mom loves that building!

There's also an old church in Keats that was dedicated back in 1889 - we thought we'd share some different shots of that!

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Isn't it beautiful?  It made us feel so peaceful and reverent!  How about some special effects shots?

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Two different takes on the same photo; a double-dose of 1880s serenity!

On our way back home, we passed our favorite barn.  Mom had to take another shot of it:

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Partial limestone barn, a windmill, stacked stone wall ... pure Kansas, don't you think?

We hope you enjoyed this week's take on Serene Scenery Sunday and I hope you can take some time to get out and enjoy the beauty around you!

Play bows,
Zim

12 comments:

  1. What great pictures. My mom really likes all the special effects.

    Zim you can come sit on my bench with me anytime. I have learned to jump up on benches when my mom and dad ask me to.

    Millie

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  2. What's the first thing I say to MOM when we get up on Sunday? "MOM can we go visit Zim and Dave to get our serene on?" Then she say, It's 4:30 in the morning, I think we should wait until I get back from church and before I have to go back again. So I wait. And it is always worth the wait. I like the "crooked" shot, it adds a special something. And you know we loved the church shot. MOM loves older churches and she was even more excited to see the cross and flame on the church. You sure know how to put a guy and his MO is that special, beautiful serene place.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  3. WE thought you were going to say that that was SNOOPY and the RED BARON !!

    My mom LOVES the gas station too. There ar a LOT of those around here...butt NONE still pump gas...

    OMD that Limestone HOUSE... Don't you just WONDER about the stories it could tell???

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  4. Thanks fur the road trip!

    Bart and Ruby

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  5. Thanks so much for all the great shots. I'm so serene now I'm about to fall asleep.

    zzzzZZZZzzzz,

    Nora

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  6. You sure do live in a beautiful area! Gorgeous pictures, Zim!

    Love ya lots
    Mitch and Molly

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  7. We're feeling very serene after going along on your trip to Keats. The photos are lovely! Thanks for taking us along!

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  8. Those sure are some pretty pictures! I love it when your momma goes out with the camera, even if it's just the iPhone one.

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  9. Those old buildings are really neat!
    Benny & Lily

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  10. Great special effects mum. Have a marvelous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  11. Great shots! I look forward to your pictures....they are awesome!

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