Will You Take A Walk With Me? ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ๐ŸŒณ

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

Lansing, KS is not your typical pretty ‘Small-Town-America’. But in the Fall it turns into a canvas for Mother Nature most beautiful work. ๐Ÿ˜

It’s a sunny, crisp morning, so I took my camera with me on my daily walk.

Here are some pictures of the delightful sights I’m lucky enough to see every day ๐Ÿ˜Š

Straight out the door stands this beauty

These pictures speak for themselves

There’s a little frost on the ground

As the sun went higher, more and more colors came to life

The little creek was really flowing after the rains two weeks ago. Now…not so much

Sunshine and a little green fairy ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

This one made me chuckle ๐Ÿ˜„

I hope you enjoyed our little stroll ๐Ÿ

Do you have a lot of Fall colors in your neck of the woods? Let me know…I’d love to hear/see what’s outside your door! ๐Ÿ’•

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Beautiful Night Sky โœจ

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

Yesterday I came across this post from the local weatherman…announcing a -somewhat- rare occurrence

Of course I had to go out and see. Luckily it was a clear night, and so I was able to capture

The Moon, Saturn…and a Fairy ๐Ÿ˜Š

A few days prior I found this image that shows the planet – (and other known object-) sizes in relation to one another

To look at Saturn in comparison to the Moon – the itty bitty moon – and then go back to how they appeared in the sky…I don’t know what to say.

I can’t even imagine the distance between us and this planet.

๐ŸŒ“๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŒ—๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ“๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŒ—๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ“๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŒ—๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ“๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŒ—๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ“๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŒ—๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒ“๐Ÿ’ซ

While we’re gazing up at the sky…here are two more pictures from the nights before.

This was last Friday…we thought for sure we’d get some rain. Didn’t happen, but the clouds were pretty impressive.

Something pretty cool happened here, in the clouds, in the distance. Constant lightning! It was quite a show. ๐Ÿ˜ Sadly, by the time I got my camera the clouds had moved on.

Still a pretty picture though ๐Ÿ˜

Do you like to observe the moon, the vast universe above us?

I am very fascinated by it all, and do sit outside at night looking up, admiring the beauty of the night sky. ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a good night ๐ŸŒ™ It’s almost time for the full moon. Enjoy! ๐Ÿ˜Š

I Miss Puddles โ˜”๏ธ

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•I’ve always loved rainy days! The sound of rain against the window, the racing clouds, the smell of the air and wet asphalt. ๐Ÿ˜Š How about you? Do you feel the same or are you more of a ‘heat and sunshine’ person? Since it’s been a while since I got to enjoy the beautiful moisture from above, I took to the web, and found this… ๐Ÿ˜ƒRainyMood.com – It is an app, but this website gives you a preview ๐Ÿ˜Šโ˜”๏ธ๐ŸŒง๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸŒงโ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿ’œโ˜”๏ธ๐ŸŒง๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸŒงโ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿ’œโ˜”๏ธ๐ŸŒง๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸŒงโ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿ’œโ˜”๏ธ๐ŸŒง๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸŒงโ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿ’œโ˜”๏ธA (somewhat) Heart-shaped puddle I captured last year After a rainstorm last fall…don’t you love the tree reflection in the water? ๐Ÿ˜This is from a couple of years ago…during my ‘drawing phase’. See, rain-themed ๐Ÿ˜Maybe I’ll go now and try a rain dance! ๐Ÿ˜†I wish you a fabulous weekend, and hope you get to do things you love! ๐Ÿ’•

Sunshine, Flowers, and a Tiny Spider ๐ŸŒž

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

Summer Sunday Afternoon ๐Ÿ˜ Are you relaxing with a book, a project, or are you just enjoying the lazy hours this time of the week brings? ๐Ÿ˜Š

For me it’s a combination of all three. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Before I settled in, I walked around our flowery garden, and snapped some pretty pictures.

As I’m sorting through the photos I realize I should have paid better attention to the little labels in my flower pots upon purchase. ๐Ÿ˜• I know some names of the more popular plants…but others escape me. So you’re not gonna learn anything today ๐Ÿ˜‰ just enjoy!

The first thing I noticed when I stepped outside was a little spider busily running back and forth, weaving a beautiful web. It was not easy capturing the web…but I got some pretty sunshine-y pictures while trying ๐ŸŒž

And then I got it…see her in the bottom right corner? ๐Ÿ•ธ

The Wisteria is on her second bloom this year ๐Ÿ˜

I can’t get enough of the Hydrangea ๐Ÿ’•

Snapdragons have always been one of my favorites ๐Ÿ˜Š

I love to pinch their little cheeks ๐Ÿ˜†

The ‘Rose of Sharon’ bushes are just now starting to bloom

So is the Hibiscus

Here are some ‘what were they called again?’ ๐Ÿ˜

Just as I turned to go inside I glanced at the little field of clover, and decided to give them a spot in the limelight ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope you enjoyed this little trip into my world ๐Ÿ˜

I’m wishing you a fabulous Sunday afternoon! ๐Ÿ’•

A Kansas Icestorm ~ A Few Impressions ๐ŸŒจ

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

We always knew that Kansas weather is a bit crazy ๐Ÿ˜ But yesterday it got outright weird.

The temperature dropped from 62* on Monday to somewhere in the 20s Tuesday morning. That brought, of course, thunder, lightning, and ice rain ๐Ÿ˜ณ Heavy icy pellets were bouncing around on the pavement, and accumulated very fast. So what looked like a beautiful blanket of snow was actually a treacherous thick layer of ice.

Tell you what – it’s a good thing I had all those delicious Brownies on Monday. Otherwise I might have skated around instead of breaking the ice ๐Ÿ˜‚

But enough talk…here are some pictures. It was actually quite pretty. ๐Ÿ˜Š Easy to say from the safety of my back yard ๐Ÿ˜‰

That’s a lot of ice! The frogs were not amused ๐Ÿ˜†

Lorelai is just annoyed ๐Ÿ˜

Did you see the pretty icicles hanging from the table?

Here I played with the black-and-white option in the editor ๐Ÿ˜Š

The yard isn’t all that big…so that’s it ๐Ÿ˜

Oh, wait… I have this one from a few years ago. This beauty formed between the house and a tree right after a winter storm. Nature truly is amazing, isn’t it!? ๐Ÿ˜

I hope you’re warm and safe in your neck of the woods. ๐Ÿ˜˜

Thanks for peeking in. ๐Ÿค— I hope you do so again soon!

Until then ๐Ÿ’•

The First Signs of Spring ๐Ÿ’• Pictures from a morning walkย 

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’• Thanks for peeking in! ๐Ÿ˜€
 Monday’s thunderstorms woke up Mother Nature in these parts. ๐Ÿ˜ So, this morning I took my camera with me on the walk so I can share the beauty around us with you.

This sign greeted us at the head of the trail ๐Ÿ˜„

 A Cardinal serenaded us at the ‘Angel Falls’ ๐Ÿ˜Š
 The ‘Angel Falls’ ๐Ÿ˜‡
  Well, you know ๐Ÿ˜‹    

             
     The Daffodils are in full bloom ๐Ÿ˜
 The Lilac bush is getting ready to make us smile ๐Ÿ™‚
                          The Maple tree is way ahead of the grass ๐Ÿ˜Ž

 Dogwood….always the first one ๐Ÿ˜Š

….and right by our house I spotted this beauty! She doesn’t need an introduction ๐Ÿ˜


I hope you enjoyed the stroll through the neighborhood. ๐Ÿค—

See you soon! ๐Ÿ’•

Until then 

~ Tina xoxo