Sunday, March 21, 2010

Serene Scenery Sunday

Tail wags, dear readers! Stormy here with Serene Scenery Sunday! Earlier in the week, I started looking around for just the right things for Mom to photograph for today's post.

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Me, Stormy. Looking around.

Our sunsets are always a big hit and are so very peaceful! Here's one from Wednesday:

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Sunset behind Ao4 HQs

Mom says it's "warm and wonderful". Hmm. "Warm". Hmm. Dave said the colors are really tranquil, so I thought I'd include it.

Some of you have asked about our sunrises. It's hard for us to capture them right from the house, but here's a peek at the sunrise on Friday:

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Sunrise

If our across-the-street neighbors would just move their house, we could get a much better shot. Ha roo roo roo!

Before our Spring snow storm hit, we took a walk around our gardens to see what was going on. Here is a big bud on our Mohican Viburnum, ready to go!

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Mohican Viburnum

Let's hope the snow and ice didn't do too much harm! Also ready to go are the Purple Emperor Sedum:

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Purple Emperor Sedum

When Mom and I were out front, a lovely Cardinal couple was out, singing their songs and gathering little twigs to supplement their nest. Here is Mrs. Cardinal, policing up some of the dried grasses for her homestead:

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Mrs. Cardinal

Isn't she beautiful? Her husband (did you know Cardinals mate for life?) was also hopping around, but Mom couldn't get a clear photo of him.

Speaking of redheads, when Zim went to the Top of the World on Friday, he had Mom take this shot of our hills:

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From the Top of the World, facing east

Our wide-open vistas are very soothing, aren't they? Very serene!

For some reason, Mom didn't mark this photo to use for our peaceful post today, but the four of us Sibes sure like it. It's our Mugho bush out front:

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Snow on the Mugho

Just beautiful, isn't it?

I hope you enjoyed our scenery! Have a serene Sunday!

Tail wags,
Stormy

16 comments:

  1. My two huskies are not happy about spring arriving, but the humans are ready for warmer weather. I liked the photos.

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  2. My Mom's favorite is Mrs. Cardinal.
    She lived in NC where the cardinals were profuse and had a feeder outside her window. She would like to request a photo of Mr. Cardinal!

    Kisses,
    Stella

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  3. Sure is pretty there.

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  4. Other than the photo of you Stormy, looking around our favorite is Mrs. Cardinal. What a lovely photo! The Kansas landscape is very pretty - we can't figure out why our mommy and daddy moved from there. Oh yeah, the other kind of storms - the ones mommy is scairt of. She's a wimp.

    We hope K-State keeps winning in March Madness!

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  5. Mrs. Cardinal is beautiful!
    And the sunrise... sooooo serene!
    Happy Sunday!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  6. That is really beautiful scenery and sunrises. I love the picture of Mrs. Cardinal. We have seen our first robins here along with many doves. Thanks Stormy for picking out the pictures for today..you did a great job!!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

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  7. I sure did enjoy the scenery.. Just lovely. Beautiful sky's, bushes. flowers and birds.. Of course you.. What more do we need.. Gorgeous.. Hugs GJ xx

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  8. Ahhhh, sooooo serene! Especially that last one - now that's a sibe's idea of serene.

    a-roos to yous,
    jack a-roo & moo too

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  9. OMD! Are we reading NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC? If not, then you need to publish a book of beautiful photographs! Mommy would like one for her coffee table!

    Luv you guys,
    Riley and Star.

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  10. I always want to say, "How's the serenity?" when I see your serene Sunday photos. It won't mean anything to you unless you've seen the Australian film The Castle.

    Huffs

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  11. Hi Stormy
    Good of you to look around for things for your mom to take pics of!
    We are among those who adore your sunset pics - they have to be the most serene.
    We like Mrs Cardinal and think it is very romantic that they mate for life - we didn't know that.
    We can't believe you still have snow!
    We are now feeling serene enough to go off to bed!!!
    love
    Martha & bailey xxx

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  12. Hey Stormy,
    Never mind that the neighbor's house is in the way for sunrise. Simply go up to the top of the world place because it seems to have a very clear view to the east with nothing in the way. Your mom could go up there tomorrow morning and take the picture; no need for any of youse guys to go along. Doesn't that sound like a GReat idea?
    - TBH&K

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  13. Stormy you sure did find some good things for mom to post...Purrrtttyyyy
    Snuggles,
    Benny & Lily

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  14. That last picture is my favorite!

    Kat

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  15. Beautiful and serene as always! We always look forward to your Sunday posts to see what beautiful things you have to show us!

    Holly and Khady

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  16. That was perfect, especially the little hearty purple flowers. Very brave to poke their heads out so early in the spring.

    Slobbers,
    Mango

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