Thursday, May 7, 2015

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

I Need Dog Kisses

Come're. Good Girl!
french bulldog sweetest pup from the calendar




from the calendar
 



Good BOy!


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Gotta Love a Sunrise.

See (click) this post for the best Morning Coffee...

sunrise in kansas country photo mary todd

sunrise in the country photo mary todd

morning commute photo mary todd



sunrise over zeandale photo mary todd

farm sunrise photo mary todd

beautiful morning in the country photo mary todd

sunrise poster by mary todd
more sunrise, including my favorite, Metal Sunrise in Morning Fog, HERE



Paramour Coffee) Where is the best coffee in the Manhattan-KSU-Ft. Riley Kansas Area?

Paramour Coffee is located in.......Wamego! I used to drive to Lawrence (heh) to the Merc to get their amazing brew.
 However, those who want to save the trip and find something exquisite:

You will find expertise, perfect hospitality, and most important, the satisfying taste you might barely remember... If you ever had coffee roasted by Alfred Peet  or  Sal Bonavita, the founding roasters of the specialty coffee industry, and who mentored the brewmaster of Paramour, Jim Hovind.


click on pi c to view large
Jim Hovind, the gracious host and master roaster at Paramour, will talk about single-origin, fair trade organic, and blends...
click on the pic above for web and facebook contact info.



MOBILE:  785.213.8623
[history, pics, and more:
www.paramourcoffee.com
]


(and 'the help' is smart, pretty and fine as well...)







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sunrise over wamego


vultures and cedar waxwings and hawks..oh my

Quick note to self...
The Cedar Waxwings are here! The Cedar waxwings are here!
i have never had them in my yard before.
They are exquisite.

this is from the web:


also, as per usual, the VULTURES arrived in windy style, rising on the flinthills thermals, the first of april.

This one let me photograph that mug for a long time....


A Hawk came and was diving and nosing (beaking?) about in the big burnpile,looking for rabbits.
i have a video of that and will post when i can...

Just when things seem cold, bleak, lifeless, Spring Just Comes.










By the way, if you need a great calendar, go here:







Baltimore Orioles in Kansas: the Courtship in the Wind

The baltimore orioles will be here soon.
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more pics HERE

here is a guide to baltimore and other orioles' identification:
click to enlarge



some vids from last year: (updating by request)

A female Oriole listens as a male woos her. 2) The male; watch his throat. 3. The male gives his feeder to the female. click on vid 2X to view at youtube larger.







The female acceptes the gift.







It is windy!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Jesus: ...I make all things new...

This life is a life worth investigating.


read more HERE-- fascinating




Broken Voices
"Behold, I make all things new.

 It is only the earthbound spirit that cannot soar.
Every blessing I send you, every joy, every freedom achieved from poverty and worry will loosen a strand that ties you to earth.

It is only those strands that bind you. Therefore your freedom will mean your rising into the realm of Joy and Appreciation.
Clipped wings can grow again. Broken voices regain a strength and beauty unknown before. Your power to help other lives will soon bring its  delight, even when, at first, the help to yourselves may seem too late to bring you Joy.
Worn-out and tired as you may seem, and pain-weary, I say unto you, "Behold, I make all things new." That promise shall be fulfilled. Tenderly across the years, yet tenderly close and near to your tired noise-weary ears, I speak to you, My loved ones, today."
"Come unto Me all ye that labor and are heavy-laden and I will give you rest."
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature:
old things are passed away; behold, all things are
become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17

wiki: In Christianity, the GospelGood NewsEvangelion, or Evangelium is the message of Jesus, the Christ or Messiah — God's ruler promised by the Scriptures — specifically, the coming Kingdom of God, his death on the cross and resurrection to restore people's relationship with God, the descent of the Holy Spirit on believers as the helper, the resulting promise and hope of being saved for any who believe and follow Jesus, and through this, a healing of the brokenness of the entire created universe.


The term is derived from the Koine Greek euangélion, which is also translated as "gospel", "glad tidings" and variants. 









Thursday, March 26, 2015

April means... Vultures redux

Vultures-- cleaning up after, flying around with a bald red head, eating up the things that need disappearing.
 Gotta love 'em.
Large File click to enlarge
Click here for one short vid  or here for another shortie of Flying.
Photos of vultures are all over this blog, including HERE and HERE

A friend new to Kansas asked me to repost this to get her up to speed on the turkey vulture.

Here is the latest vulture video (not as good as some, but the flying is nice) . I don't think the meal was good. at 34 seconds i thought i saw a yawn, but later was it gagging? glad to share.
click on video twice to watch enlarged.













more close ups click HERE







a spring vid of vultures in a field next door: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WO1IM_oKz7E

close up vulture dancing in the kansa wind: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jy4nPI1Qds



and your very own vulture poster from me: