Ha roo, pups and kit-cats! It's me, Zim, here with Serene Scenery Sunday! Today's pix come from a trip Mom and I took to The Top of the World last Saturday.
Before I get started, those lovely Basset Babes, Martha and Bailey, asked how we were able to post the bird photos so large yesterday. We uploaded through FlickR, then posted the code in from there, rather than loading through Blogger. We can even go larger, like we did on Wordless Wednesday, either through Blogger (uploading through Picasa) or FlickR. The ones yesterday were "medium" size. If that doesn't make sense, please shoot Mom an email at bagsbyKZK at gmail dot com.
Speaking of birds, yesterday I promised I'd show you pix of another bird. Are you ready? I saw this guy up at The Top of the World; he's a Western Meadowlark!
The Western Meadowlark
He just happens to be our state bird! Maybe not this exact one... but the Western Meadowlark in general! This guy was very busy, singing away when Mom and I first got up there. He was looking all around -
- and someone was singing back, answering him. That seemed to please him and he got all fluffy - check this out:
I wonder if I inspired him? Mom thought he was doing a mating call, trying to impress a girl Meadowlark (it was a Saturday evening... so she could have something there...) or that we were disturbing his domain and he wanted us out of there. Check out how fluffy he got:
Pretty cool, don't you think? Anyway, we moved on, so we wouldn't disturb his date. Or nesting site. Or whatever. We did some exploring up there:
Zimmle Mawson, Explorer Pup
(Paws up to my bestest friend Huffle Mawson, Explorer Cat!)
...and had a great time. Hey, did you see the purple flowers in the photos of the Meadowlark? We found tons of them up there.
I think it's Purple Prairie Clover, but don't quote me on that.
Oh, hey. Here are some more.
Mom really likes that photo. I really like the view I had when she took this next one:
Can you tell what I'm looking at? The stunning contours of the Flint Hills. Check it out:
The Flint Hills of Kansas!
I hope you enjoyed today's post and feel a lovely sense of serenity now!