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Sunday, August 09, 2009

Serene Scenery Sunday

Ha roo, pups and kit-cats! It's me - Zim. Yep, on tap here for Serene Scenery Sunday. I thought I'd take you up to the Top of the World for a look around. Shall we go?

Zim - Arrival at the Top of the World
Me arriving at the Top of the World

I showed you some of the pix from this excursion a bit over a week ago and meant to get back to that trip. No time like the present!

Remember I showed you some pix a couple Sundays ago of a Western Meadowlark? We saw him again!

Western Meadowlark

Well, maybe not the same one... but you know what I mean. He looks well-protected in that dead tree, doesn't he?

We headed down the trail and stopped to admire the wildflowers.

Zim checks the wildflowers at the Top of the World

Here's a purple kind that I thought was pretty:

Western Ironweed

We are fairly certain they are Western Ironweed. If anyone has a different opinion, let us know. Remember the yellow stuff I showed you? Here's some more:


It's Goldenrod. Not quite sure what variety... but it's Goldenrod.

Anyroo, we were feeling mighty serene, watching the birds, trying to ID some wildflowers, when I heard Mom say something that made me feel over-the-top serene! She said, "Oooh! I think that's snow on the mountain!" WHAT?!?! Snow on the mountain!?!? As many of you know, getting some mountains is right up there on my wish list with getting us an ocean here in Kansas. I couldn't believe my pointy ears when I heard we apparently not only had a mountain but there was SNOW on it! But then ... this is what Mom was looking at:


So close... yet so far! That's OK. It's still a pretty cool flower.

Zim explore the Top of the World

Let's keep walking, shall we?

Here's a little Kansas sunflower for you:


Just wait a month or so; I'll show you seas of sunflowers!

Are you feeling serene now? Ready to head home?

Zim leaving the Top of the World

That sure helped me find my happy place; hope it did the same for you!

Have a Serene Sunday!

Play bows,


  1. oh yes, certainly I found my Happy Place when I found your blog post Zim!

    How I laughed at you having snow on the mountain!

    We have a plant here called Snow In Summer, it is so easy to get confused isn't it?

    Jeannie thought the Goldenrod looked a bit like the stuff we see in a field near here........it is called Ragwort and is poison to horses. Perhaps it looks like Goldenrod though.

    Phew, I must go lie down, not only am I first too comment it seems today, but all this research has made me a very tired Marvin.

    My brain can only take so much you know!

    Thank you for a lovely serene post.

    Your friend, Marvin xxxx

  2. Hi Zim
    All the pictures are beautiful and evoke a feeling of peace.
    For us the favourite has to be the sunflower - this is our mum's all time favourite flower.
    It just exudes happiness somehow.
    We have no success in growing them whatsoever!
    The meadowlark was pretty - we take it they sing nicely!
    Lovely Sunday post.
    Martha & Bailey xxx

  3. What a great post, Zim!! Mom and I (especially Mom), love wildflowers and wild birds. We don't have meadowlarks here in the Chicago suburbs, and have never seen snow-on-the-mountain flowers before. Thanks for sharing your finds with us!

    It's about 97 degrees here (and humid) so we're staying inside today.


  4. Thanks, Zim...you sure made us wish after the wilds. And...for a moment we were getting all excited about the mountain and the snow!
    What wonderful scenery! You certainly live in a serene place! Wish we were there.
    Tons of licks

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  6. it looks so peaceful and beawootiful. Definitely a happy place and I was in need of one.


  7. What a lovely, serene post. Mom says nothing about us is serene unless we are sleeping. Can you believe she would say something like that about us? Well, anyway, after your pictures, she is nice and relaxed.

    Roxie, Sammy & Andy

  8. Thanks for taking us to such a happy and serene place Zim! Are you the only Sibe that is lucky enough to visit the Top of the World? It sure is a special place for you and your mom to go and we love seeing all the sights!

  9. Your Mom shouldn't tease you so about mountains and especially not about snow!! I've seen snow I think twice in my entire life so it's a real treat for me.


  10. Thanks for the tour. I especially liked that meadowlark.

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  12. Hey Zim, Nice to meet you buddy! That Goldenrod looks suspiciously like Yellow Tansey, which is an invasive, noxious weed here in N. Idaho! It is poison so none of the wildlife can eat it and it takes over!! Pretty, but awful!
    Smooches from pooches,
    BabyRocketDog and Hootie

  13. Too bad there wasn't some real snow on that mountain, we would hike up there to get cooler. Nothing but hot hot hot here.

    Thanks for some beautiful photos on Sunday.

    woos, the OP Pack

  14. We are feeling Serene from here, but if we were really there, Mom would be feeling really allergic!!

  15. I wonder if the Ironweed couldn't be the Spotted Joe Pye Weed. It leafs in four or five and it looks like the Ironweed did a two leaf.
    It was hard to tell from the picture.


  16. That was a lovely walk and a lovely showing you did for us there Zim.. I enjoyed seeing your lovely scenery. Thanks for showing us..

    Hugs GJ xx

  17. Hi, Zim!
    I hope you all had a serene sunday too!
    Kisses and hugs

  18. I love the top of the world! And all thw flowers, too bad it didn't be real snow though!
    ~lickies, Ludo

  19. HaRoooo Zim!
    My maw didn't knows what to think when woo said snow on da mountain. She ain't ready for dat yet.
    We has goldenrod too. But be careful, it can cause a lot of sneezies.
    Happy thoughts on Serene Sunday.

    Husky kisses,

  20. oooooooooooooooooh, mom is just loving the sunflower! Yup, she's feeling very serene!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  21. Hello Zim! Thanks for sharing the beautiful pics. Me had a serene sunday too, me just read your blog!


  22. Somehow, that is not we mean by snow on the mountain. Sigh.

  23. So, did woo go to StarBarks befur and/or after?


  24. Zim, I loved your snow on the mountain comments! It's such a pretty flower that at least now I have seen one type of snow on a mountain!

    I sure feel zen now... zzzZennnnn Zzzzz. :)

  25. I eally like the top of the world Zimmy...thanks for sharing!!!


  26. That Snow-on-the-mountain flower is very cool! Sorry you got your hopes up.....just come out and visit me this winter! :) LOTS of snow here!


  27. Zimmie - does my bewootiful girl get to go to the Top of the World too? If I went to the top of the world (MN edition) at the same time, we could maybe wave at each other.


  28. Ah...thank you for that serene post! I needed it after this weekend!


  29. Hi AO4,

    My name is Benson. My new human said I should say hello to you because you all are very cool. I hope we can be friends.
    I was scared to leave a comment because I am just a puppy, I dont quiet understand all the rules yet, but he said if I just tell you his name is Greg, that you would understand, and be my friend.

    I hope we can be friends because you are really cool.

    And I think I am in the Army too because I have a collar that says "Air Force"! My new humans bought it for me, and I will wear it when I go to my Furever home on Friday!

    I hope I can be cool like you guys!

    Luv Benson


  30. How beautiful! I am green with envy! You certainly are lucky to be able to have such wonderful walks :)

  31. Very serene! Thanks for sharing such wonderful nature photos.

    -Mollie and Bobo

  32. what pretty scenery - those flowers are really pretty

    hope you had a wonderful weekend

    Woodrow - Sweetie - Sherman

  33. Anonymous12:14 PM

    The last photo of you Zim... Wow! Your fur looks like it is going to jump through my mac and I can snooter it!