Sunday, August 11, 2013

Serene Scenery Sunday

Hello, everyone, it's me, Cammie!  For this week's dose of serenity, I thought I'd take all of you with us on one of our early morning walks!  Are you ready?  Let's go!

Those of you who are long-time readers of the Ao4 Digest may remember hearing about the Giant's Castle - it sits high on the hill across the creek from Ao4 Headquarters.  That was our first stop.  We did a quick pose by these flowers:

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We let Mom snap one close-up:

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Then Zim said we had a long, long way to go and that we'd best get moving. He took the lead and I got confused as to where we were at first.

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"Zimmie, wait up!  There's some weird pagoda thing here!  Where are we?"
"China, Cam.  We're in China!"

Oh, my.  China!  I had heard it was on one of our walking routes.  (Click here for explanation.)

I did my best to catch up with him, then it hit me --

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"Ha roowooroo!  Hey, Zimmie!  Unless the Trolley moved to China, I think you're pulling my leg!"

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"... unless this is really The Orient Express ..."

I decided I'd best keep walking.  In fact, I took the lead from then on out.  It seemed better that way.

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"Ha roo roo roo!  Oh, how I love having a kid sister!"

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"Walking to China!  Like I'm going to fall for that one!  ... not more than once, anyway ..."

I stopped alongside a beautiful meadow.  This is where we often see deer, so I had a good look around.

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Zimmie caught up and helped me look:

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Mom loves this picture - us, the meadow, the sunlight ... very serene!

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"Yeah, yeah.  Let's get a move on!"

He's a Drill Sergeant; he gets paid extra to say stuff like that.

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It IS awfully serene on this route, though.

Once we looped down and around the Hospice House, look at who we saw in the parking lot:

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Turkey DINNERS!

I'll sign off with one more serene thing from our walk - a little piece of Kansas for all of you:

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A beautiful sunflower - with a bug in the center!

I hope that brought a smile to all of your faces.  Have a warm, wonderful, serene Sunday!

Camo!

13 comments:

  1. What a beautiful walk!

    Cam, I always knew you'd be a lead dog. I could just tell!

    Nora

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  2. Another great walk COMPLETE with turkey dinner. Save me a wing that's my favorite part. That Zim is such a kidder.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  3. We were feeling REALLY serene.. until TURKEY DINNER went struttin by. THEN we were just HUNGRY.

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  4. You live near China AND the ocean all at once? Curious. Did you have turkey for dinner?

    Kisses,
    Dexter

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  5. What a great walk! Who knew Kansas had all those cool things!

    Sam

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  6. That Zim sure keeps things moving on your marches. What a nice walk you had.

    Millie & Walter

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  7. I love your Sunday walks, I close my eyes and pretend I am right there with you. The scenery is beautiful. Cam, I knew you wouldn't fall for that China thing, but it was a good one. How could your resist the turkey, I LOVE TURKEY.


    Loveys Sasha

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  8. It's entirely possible that you were in China. My mum and dad have been on the Eastern and Oriental Express and that wasn't in China, so you never know.

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  9. We know how much you guys like to march, so we wouldn't be surprised if you actually did march to China!

    Steve & Kat

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  10. Turkey dinners on the hoof! How cool! And a good thing that wasn't the Orient Express - apparently there are murders on that thing All The Time! Looks like you two had another wonderful walkie - we love seeing Kansas through your eyes!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

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  11. Turkey dinner.......yummmm! Hope you had a serene Sunday.
    Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  12. Our mom just loves the zinnia flower picture with the purple leaves surrounding it. You have her serene from the start! We loved your post, guys!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  13. Zim shouldn't tease you so much. I'm always sweet and kind and loving to my sissy and NEVER tease her---

    Ow! Hang on, Cinderella's trying to bite me. Gotta go!

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