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It's the best way we know to get some exercise when it's so very, very hot out!
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|"We're all buckled in and ready to go!"|
"Yeah. Let's get the show on the road!"
|4-Point Evening Primrose|
|Sunflowers lining the road into the Refuge|
|Sunflowers at the BSM|
|Secret Heron Hangout|
|"Let's just nap, Mags."|
"One step ahead of you, Camzzzz...."
|❤ The Snowy Plover! ❤|
|❤ A young Snowy Plover! ❤|
|American Avocets and a Black-Necked Stilt|
|American White Pelicans|
|Great Egrets, Snowy Egrets, and a Cattle Egret|
|Great Blue Heron|
|Two White-Faced Ibises, a Great Egret, and a Snowy Egret|
|"So many birdies, Mags! I'm exhausted!"|
"I wonder what else is out there?"
|"Dad! Hold up. There's a traffic jam up ahead!"|
|Traffic jam, Quivira NWR style!|
|"Hold it right there! Papers, please!"|
"See if they have any frogs on them."
"Yeah. Or bugs. Charge them a few dragonflies if they want to go further!"
|"Camera Lady?!? Hey! Hey, over here! Hello!"|
|"Oh, wait! Chins up, everyone!"|
"Yes! Raise your chins - it's more flattering!"
"I'm not ready!"
"Oh, for the love of ..."
|"Heh, heh, heh ... watch this!"|
|"Hey, buddy. This area is for Greats only."|
"Yeah. 'Great' Egrets. Whatever. We Snowies are every bit as great as you!"
|"Belinda's back from the salon. Check her out, but don't be obvious!"|
"La la la ... just doing a little preening ... la la la ... OMG, seriously?!?"
"Hey girls! Check out my new hairdo! What do you think?"
|"Hay from Ellinwood!"|
|Downtown Ellinwood, KS|
|St. Joseph's Catholic Church, built in 1900|
|Me, sitting patiently while Mom took 157 photos of the church|
|Me and Maggie, being very good girls|
|Mags and me in Ellinwood|
|"How about some more water, girls?"|
"What's down there?"
"No, thanks, Dad. I don't want to have to pee on the way home."
|"I sure had fun!"|
"Me, too! I love Ellinwood!"
|Me and The Toy Formerly Known As 3-Rings|
|"And don't even THINK about squeaking at me this time, Sneaky Snake!"|
|"I think we can safely call you '2-Rings' now!"|
|"Do you see that, Sneaky Snake? One SQUEAK out of you, and I'm turning you over to Maggie."|
|"How many stitches did you get, Mom?"|
"No, really, Mom. It's very nice."
|"Wait, let me do some exploring first ..."|
"This is comfy!"
"I didn't mean by the hose, girls. Well, OK ... if you'll sit ..."
|"Yeah. Like that. Only back up further, Mom."|
"Look at how good we're being!"
|"Just a bit further ..."|
"Is that the new hose?"
"Good, STAY! Cammie, look this way!"
|"OK, Cam ... check this out!"|
|"Hey, what's this?!?"|
"I'm sitting, smiling, and facing the camera!"
|"Aw, c'mon, Mom! All in good fun!"|
"That WAS fun!"
"Yeah ... can you two do a nice pose now, please?!?"
"I think this is the money shot, Mom!"