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!
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.
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.
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?