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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Serene Scenery Sunday

Hi everypuppy and everycat! It's me, Ammy, here with Serene Scenery Sunday! Are you ready to find your inner peace through photos? Let's get going!

As the boys said, they had a lovely time at the Kansas Ocean the other evening. Zim thought the sights and sounds in this video might soothe you!

He said those sounds are some of his froggy friends talking to him! (And a car going by; ignore that part!)

Here are both of my brothers walking around by the ocean:

All of that "clickety clickety click" stuff is frogs (and bugs). We think. Not that big bullfrog - his voice is REALLY loud and everyfrog else gets quiet when he talks! You can also hear some birdies singing. Speaking of birdies... here are a couple of the shore birds the boys saw:

Shore birds!

Oh.... I know what you're thinking. They look remarkably like
Mourning Doves... but ... umm ... this is the Kansas Ocean. We'll take any shore birds we can get. Zim said he wasn't sure where his goose friends were!

See the limestone chunks along the shore line? This part of Kansas is known for limestone! We have it on the outside of Ao4 Headquarters and our retaining walls are made from big pieces of it! Here is a chunk out in its natural environment:

Kansas limestone

Isn't it pretty? Those are all the serene scenery type pix the boys helped Mom take. They'll wrap up that adventure tomorrow with some iPhone photos. I wonder if there's anything else serene around here?

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Me. Ammy. Looking for serene stuff.

Mom got a big, pretty basket of flowers from her mom - and they made her feel really happy! Here are her two favorite photos of them:


White, frothy stuff in front of red carnations and roses

If you'd like to see the rest of her pix, please click here to visit the set on FlickR.

And you know, as the Ao4's meteorologist ...

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Me doing my serious Meteorologist look

... I can't let a Serene Scenery Sunday post go by without a sky shot!

5 July sunset

I hope you find it as beautiful, soothing and peaceful as we did!

Happy Serene Scenery Sunday!



  1. Ammy, we thought you were the serene - not that you were looking for one.

  2. Ammy, woo look furry serene in dose pics.
    I think I is gonna learn to be da east coast meaty ologist.
    I think it gonna be a hot one today.

    Happy Serene Sunday!

  3. It sure is pretty there and wow there must be a ton of frogs to make all that noise. Would love to hear the big bull frog.

    What a beautiful sunset photo and flower photos.

  4. My Jeannie loved those flowers!

    And we enjoyed the videos as well, how LOUD and how BIG are those bugs though, my goodness!! You had a whole orchestra of bugs going on there!

    One thing though, are you Shore that is what those birds are called?

    sorry being Marvin I could not resist that one Dear Ammy!

    By the way, I have some Mountains for you all over on my Blog today, if you want to choose, please let me know, and I will ship 'em over to you soonest.

    Your friend, and Mountains To Go Business Marvin xxxxxxxx

  5. We love the reflection of the trees in the Kansas Ocean!...You look gorgeous and serene Ammy; also, lovely photos of the pretty flowers and stunning sunset...Happy Sunday sweet, beautiful friends...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

  6. The frogs there are noisy!
    The flowers are beautiful!
    Happy Sunday!
    Kisses and hugs

  7. Oh what a wonderful place to spend and evening. Sorry the geese were missing, maybe they flew farther South..
    Mom what beautiful flowers and a gorgeous sunset...

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  8. Very serene and lovely photos of you and the flowers Ammy! But the frogs and bugs at the Kansas Ocean with Zim and Dave were so loud we couldn't hear the ocean waves!

  9. That is a very nice serene start to my week Ammy.


  10. Beautiful pics and great videos. Such a beautiful location, Serene indeed!
    Kodi x

  11. Your flower pictures always come out so nice!


  12. Ahhh....that really was a very soothing video! My human almost forgot the stress of "Monday morning!" :-)

    And that is the most incredible picture of the sunset! Oh - and i really liked that picture of Dave sitting in front of that beautiful, calm lake in your last post!

    Honey the Great Dane

  13. Wow guys your mom's photos look even better on moms new iPad! She loves the flowers but she does not like frogs!

  14. Ammie...those are some awesome pictures and movies...we are feeling so very serene now, thanks!!

    Smileys and Snuggles!
    Dory, Jacob and Bilbo

  15. Ammy, very serene! You are so lucky to live near the Kansas Ocean. I'm sure that was a shorebird...no doubt. Mom loves the beautiful flowers!! Lots of love, Holly and mom

  16. Beawootiful sunset, Ammy! I don't know, but just between wooo & me, the "Kansas Ocean" looks an awful lot like a big pond. Salt-water oceans don't have froggies and stuff, and our shore birds are real shorebirds. Just sayin... but of course it doesn't hurt to name it the Kansas Ocean, if it makes the boyz happy! It looks like a beawootiful spot to explore!

    Miss Moo

  17. A serene Meteorologist!

    Great shots! And darn those noisy froglets!!!! Imagine trying to snooze with that racket!

  18. What awesome pictures! We thought we heard the Kansas Ocean surf in that first video. Mom said it was a car passing by but we insist it was the waves!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch