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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Serene Scenery Sunday

Ha roo, pups, kit-cats and serenity lovers. It's me, Zim, here with this week's look around for peaceful scenery to share. How about we start in our backyard. Ready?

Guess what is still in bloom? Our day lilies! The leaves are all brown, but check out the flowers:

DSCN2622 NOV day lily

Pretty cool, huh? I like that splash of color in all the different tans.

The Rose of Sharon right above the lilies isn't blooming any more, but check out what it looks like!

DSCN2625 NOV Rose of Sharon

Even during the off-season, you can find beauty! Speaking of beauty .... everyone loves roses! Look at ours:

DSCN2632 NOV roses

It still offers intense color!

In Ammy's post the other day, you could also see a lot of our cool ornamental grasses - those always make me feel serene! You know what else makes me feel good?

DSCN2660 Zim

Mom and I set off on a ride just the other day. We pulled over at one point to do a little exploring.

DSCN2667 Zim exploring

While out there, we looked over toward the west and could see some of our troops at Fort Riley out training! Well, not exactly our soldiers themselves, but look!

DSCN2661 Chinook

A Chinook helicopter, practicing a supply drop! Isn't that cool? Seeing our troops train and hearing them out on the ranges makes all of us feel serene; the more they train, the safer they are in battle. We call the sounds of them firing out on the ranges the sounds of freedom!!!

I thought I'd do a little training myself. Here I am, working on my camouflage:

DSCN2669 Zim exploring

I'm back there behind that big stalk of grass. Can you see me?

Ammy and I went on a great walk together on Veterans Day. Here we are, arriving back at Ao4 Headquarters:

IMG_4323 Ammy and Zim
Ammy and me!

The sight of home is always a good one!

Speaking of Ammy, she wanted me to toss in a couple sunset pix!

DSCN2569 8 NOV 09 sunset

These are both from the 8th.

DSCN2576 8 NOV 09 sunset

Do they make you feel serene? Here's one last one of me, taken on Veterans Day.

DSCN2583 Zim on Veterans Day
Me, thinking about our troops.

Have a serene Sunday, everyone. Think about the things you love and that bring you inner peace!

Play bows,


  1. Zim
    Thanks for sharing those awesome pictures
    Happy Sunday
    Benny & Lily

  2. Great pictures, very serene. We live next to the home of the 6th Cavalry (WWI) and get to celebrate their history every year.

    love & wags,

  3. It's serene everywhere you look at the A04 headquarters today! There certainly are lots of sounds of freedom coming from Fort Riley and we support you in thinking about the troops today and always!

  4. Hi, Zim!
    We love to see your sunday posts because they make us feel very serene!
    Kisses and hugs

  5. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.......
    thanks a lot for those wonderful pics....
    we needed peace today and thanks to you now we're feeling better....
    you're sooooooooooooooo special and each time we read your post our life is better!!!!
    The flowers are very beautiful....
    we loved you on the car with your mommy....
    we love All your pics....
    You're the best dear friends....
    Tnaks for to be an important part of our life.....friends like you are very very very important for us!!!!
    HAve a wonderful and happy sunday with all your family!!!!

  6. What beautiful scenery! Yes, we're feeling VERY serene now...! (Although for us, it's already Mon morning!)

  7. Thank you Zimmie, I feel very serene now. I love that last picture of you!


  8. Hey Zim, all those beawootiful flowers, sunsets, and cool camo grass have me tapping my feetie feets to come visit woo! We have "sounds of Freedom" here too, every morning & night. The navy base plays the national anthem and we hear it from 3 different directions in our backyard, it sounds like a round!

    serenely wooing,
    jack n' tori

  9. Zimmie! You make me feel serene!


    And Oh I could barely see you in the one with the big stalk of grass, just barrrrrely! Next time tell Mom not to try to photograph woo with such large items in the way Ha Rooo Roooo's

    Love the sunset pics too!

    Frankie Girrrl

  10. Zim thanks for showing us those beautiful flowers.. Most of ours have gone but you still have so much colour to see.. Beautiful.. What a brilliant time you had with mum, and you got to see the troups training as well. A bonus.. But my bonus was that last picture.. Special.. swoon.....Hugs GJ x

  11. Great pics, Zim! I always love to see the flowers on Sunday. The yellow one is my favorite.

  12. Hey Zim, thanks for all of the beautiful pictures. You sure have alot of colorful flowers left. All of ours are gone for now. Being able to hear the troops practicing must be great and I loved the helicopter. Every so often we have fighter jets fly over here and it's so cool to see them training...like you said, the sound of freedom! Love that last picture of you especially and the other one where you are blending into the scenery...can't hardly see you. Great camouflage!

  13. Mom is just loving the flowers! We have a calendula that's still blooming away! It's nice to see color this time of year!
    Your sunset pictures are just gorgeous!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  14. Zim - Could you enhance that one picture. We looked and looked for you in the grass, but we could not find you. Your camouflage was superb!

  15. Mama looks forward to your Serene Sundays Zim as they always make her feel "centered"...not sure what that means...but she looks relaxed!


  16. You really hid well. I had to bigify to see you. Hehehe.


  17. Hi Zim!

    Mama really liked the flower photos. The it's amazing as how the leaves are brown yet the colors of the flowers are so alive.

    Thanks for taking us with you to your weekend walk. Mommy also loves the sunset photos. We don't see great sunset views in our home so we really love our posts.

    - Frappie, Mocha, Sugar & the Piappies

  18. Hi Zim!!
    Thanks for always sharing them beautiful pics, mommy luvs the flowers and i cant see you..where are you? (haha)
    Me luv the sunset pics, hi to Ammy!


  19. Awesome post! I couldn't see you behind the grass!

    I love that last pic of you! :)


  20. Anonymous1:36 AM

    I had to squint REALLY hard to find you Zim! you're that good at chamo!

    and your last sentance is a good thing to remind myself to do!
    wild dingo

  21. Beautiful pics - loved the flowers - we don't even have a last rose now!
    We are feeling very serene now and off to work!!
    love and kisses
    Martha & Bailey xxx

  22. we like how you went splorin. see--there is beauty everywhere huh?

  23. We love the pictures. The Chinook, very cool. Yep the sounds of freedom.
    You do take beautiful pics. Thanks for the sunsets too. Gorgeous. As are you Zim!

  24. very serene!! I could barely see you in that camo picture!! lol

  25. Fort Riley? My dad was stationed there when I was a kid, one of my sisters was born at Fort Riley! The pictures are great! I have three reds and one white sibe!

  26. Anonymous8:24 PM

    Hey Zim,
    Our Navy aircraft carrier jet attack pilot dad says that helicopters like the CH-47D Chinook, and helos in general, don't really fly - the beat the air into submission. Dad says it's uncomfortable to fly in an "airplane" where the wings (blades) are always going faster than the fuselage. Dad was in a composite squadron at Barber's Point, just down the road from Schofield Barracks and Wheeler Airfield, where he got helo time in H-34s and SH-3Gs. He even had to go over to MCAS Kaneohe in a UH-1 Huey which he said was a bit uncomfortable going through the Pali because the helo didn't have any doors on it. Dad says that there used to be an old TV show called The Life at Riley. We couldn't find Zimmie in the photo, he must have aced camo class. We don't have very many blossoms in the yard. The ferns and coleus from the front porch have moved inside so the Jenny can kill the slowly by eating them rather than having them freeze to death which seems way more humane. We are impressed at how nice your front yard looks, around here it might "someday."
    - TBH&K

  27. Oh Zim, you look so soft and cuddly in these pictures...can I come snuggle with you? :)