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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Serene Scenery Sunday

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie, here with Serene Scenery Sunday.  This week, Cam and I thought we'd share some scenes from one of the walks we took yesterday with you.  We wove around up in the hills on a path we'd never been on - and a new road that even Mom and Dad hadn't been on!  It was great - besides the incredible vistas, Mom saw all kinds of birds that let all of us get really, really close:  lots of Killdeers and both Western and Eastern Kingbirds.  She even had the camera, not just the iPhone!  Oh.  And something called a "totally dead battery" in the camera.  Well, sometimes just SEEING them is enough, right, Mom?  Mom?  We'd best get walking; that'll make Mom feel more serene.

Here's Cammie shortly after we got up on the path:


Isn't that a great area?!!? We were in the middle of NOWHERE! Or at least it looks like it, right? Pan over and take a look at me:


OK, not the middle of nowhere quite yet! But let's keep going!

Here's a cool view of the roundabout we can just see off our deck:


We kept going up and up and up and around, weaving through the hills. We eventually got to a little rest spot. I put my feety-feet up on a bench and struck a pose:


Mom said that's guaranteed to put a smile on anyone's face!

Since we were taking a little break, I decided to make myself comfy.

Me and Dad

We have no idea what that caulking gun is doing there, but I made sure to leave it alone.

OK, let's get going!

We walked a lot more and found a brand new road. We thought we should try it out.


We could see forever up there!  Cam and I were having such a great time!


So were Mom and Dad!

"Right, Mom?"

Mom said it was great.  Especially because "someone" seemed to be getting tired.

"Isn't this great, Cam?!?!"
"Hmm... 'someone' is getting a bit tired!  I didn't think of that!"

"Yeah!  This is great!"
"You betcha, Mom!"

Mom said all of us benefit from the long family walks:  it's quality time together, we see beautiful things, and we all get good exercise.  And Dad said the good news was that since the way out had been almost all uphill, the way home was going to be a lot easier!

"Let's head back!"

Cam and I are great personal trainers, aren't we?

I hope our Kansas scenery helped you feel more serene! Mom charged her camera battery full up when we got home, so we'll head back up there with her soon. I wonder if the birds will still be there?

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher


  1. Hey Girrrrrls.... we think that you can SEE FUREVER from way up there. It is REALLY pretty.

    THAT is REALLY a STRANGE place to find a caulking gun... makes us wonder WHAT was going on.

  2. You have the greatest walks any day of the week, Maggie. We never get tired of your posts (tho we think your mom tries to get you tired....did it work?)
    Dolly and Maui
    ps...we have a new foster sister. Her name is Jombie and she's a pretty very little light gray tabby. She belongs to our Mom's Katie who will be away at school. Jombie can't live in the dorm but next year she can live in the University off-campus apartments with Katie. We're just waiting for Jombie to come out of hiding so we can make her part of the family.

  3. We can't believe you have all those great sidewalks - there are hardly in our town - and non at all around the neighborhood where we live which is why we are always at the park :)

  4. See that you both are keeping your peeps nice and fit. WFT the caulking gun??? Weird.
    Have a serene Sunday and let us all enjoy some big easy today.
    Best wishes Molly

  5. We all got tired just watching you go up all those hills. We all got to walk a lot this weekend too, two beautiful days in Kansas!!!

    Love that pic of you on the bench, Maggie - can't get much cuter than that.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  6. Thanks for taking me on a great walk with you guys! I love walking with you!

  7. Oh boy what a fun adventure! We wouldn't mind weaving through the hills
    Lily & Edward

  8. That posing picture certainly put a smile on my face.

  9. I love your serene Sunday posts as i get ready to go back to work. Plus you girls are so darned photogenic - love the smiles from PM Maggie today.

  10. What a fabulous walk! We love that your roads are white. They look so clean! They must be cooler to walk on than black asphalt.

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  11. That looks like a fangtastic walk! And Maggie, you've gotten so good at striking poses. I bet you get LOTS of treats for them.

  12. What a faboo walk gals!! We especially like all the wonderful pictures of you both!!

    Dory, Jake, Arty & Bilbo