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Friday, October 30, 2009

This is It

All's well with Ken, good news. Went to see Michael Jackson's This is It today, I enjoyed it.
His concert was going to be quite a big production.
Everyone have a safe and fun Halloween.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Still waiting

We are still waiting to find out how Ken's biopsy turned out.
It was a beautiful fall day,
we opened the windows
and boo enjoyed the sun and fresh air.
More yard decorations.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Sat walk

Sat. was so nice I wanted to go walk in the woods.A couple of deer were on the path, weren't to afraid of us.
Today, the clouds came back and so did the rain this afternoon.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Sewing and Quilt Expo

Friday I went to the Sewing and Quilt Expo with a friend, here's a couple of quilts that were on exhibit.
It's mainly a shopping opportunity as there are vender's from several states.
I enjoyed going thru all the speciality patterns, I bought a shirt pattern where the sleeves and tails detach. There were all kinds of supplies I would have enjoyed but I haven't been creating much these days, but it was fun to see all the new ideas.
The program has the websites of most of the vender's so I may visit some online.

Tigger is such a handsome guy and easy to photograph.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

About town

Here's some photos from around town taken today.

Katie made it through her surgery just fine, she's resting comfortably on the couch.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Fall update

We've had some nice fall weather the last couple of days so I've been out getting some fall photos.
This is a side view of our house.We took a drive Monday and stopped at Krug Park in St. Joe.
These guys are enjoying a bit of sun!

We found a bit of bittersweet. (Didn't pick any.)

Sunday, early am there was a fire just a few blocks from us.
A thrift shop and a dog boarding business were gutted, all the dogs were saved.

They tore down the remaining wall today.

Ken had a biopsy done on his prostrate this morning so he's a little sore.
We'll hear how it turned out in a week or so.
Tomorrow we are taking one of our kitties to the vet to have a lump removed.
They all had their shots updated this week.
It sounds like more cool wet weather coming again, and it has just started to rain now.
Til later, have a good day.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


In the Tuesdays KC Star, I read about sharing books by leaving them about for others to find and enjoy. To make it fun you can track thru www.bookcrossing.com who has read your book. I had heard about leaving your books in public places but didn't know there was a site you could track them on. I have already left books at RV parks where everyone exchanges, now I will take it a step further. Happy reading.

BookCrossing - The World's Biggest Free Book Club - Catch and Release Used Books

BookCrossing - The World's Biggest Free Book Club - Catch and Release Used Books

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Garden of Eden

I didn't like the look of yesterday's blog, so I've gone back to the center layout.Here's some of the concrete art work around the Garden of Eden.
Cain and Able

Eve and the Serpent

I embellished Lucas' street map for my journal page.
(Ken's better.)
(I'm cold, the high today is in lower 40's and it's grey and gloomy.)

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Road Trip

We are back home from our road trip with the Carlows. We had intended to go to Central City, CO but the weather forecasted snow and as it turned out Ken got a sinus infection this morning with makes him dizzy so we didn't make it there.

Weds. we toured the Underground Salt Museum in Hutchinson, KS.
We went down 650 feet. The Museum opened 2007 and is the only one of its kind in the Western Hemisphere.
The mine is still operating, it's salt is used for industrial purposes and for road salt.

It is also used as a secure warehouse houseing facility for business records and classic Hollywood films.
We made it to Goodland, KS and decided to turn back.
Goodland has one of the seven easel paintings that are scattered over the world.

We took a Kansas Scenic byway home which took us to Lucas, KS and it's famous Garden of Eden built by S.P. Dinsmoor in 1927. It has been featured on PBS's Rare Visions and Roadside Revelaations. It was a planned stop for us as the Carlow's knew Emily Dinsmoor's 2nd wife. She had moved to Ex. Spgs. after Dinsmoor passed away and she had remarried a Ruckel and had 3 more children, the youngest was a best friend of Bob's. So they wanted to see this marvel of concrete and limestone.

Lucas has become a Kansas art center with it's Grassroots Art Center, the Flying Pig Studio and Gallery,and Worlds Largest Things Museum as well as the Garden of Eden.
We dropped in to visit the Grassroots Art Center, we were given a tour by Rosslyn Schultz the director.
She was so much fun and we enjoyed learning about the midwest artists whose works were displayed.

Like the pull-tab work of Herman Divers

Here Bob is looking over a stone carving of Inez Marshall (1907-1984.)

In the backyard the center has exhibits of the limestone work used in many of the buildings made in the 1870-1920's.

Part of the tour included a tour of the Deeble House

where Mri Pilar has covered the walls and ceilings with aluminum foil and her assemblage art. She uses anything and everything but here dolls are a main focus.

in the backyard is Florence Deeble's (1900-1999) concrete work of the places she visited.
We had such fun looking at the art, if you would like to see more here is a link to the center http://www.grassrootsart.net/ and a link to to Pilar's work http://www.rebarb.blogspot.com/.
We didn't have time to visit the Flying Pig Studio,so we'll have to make another visit to Lucas, KS.

Kansas is really a beautiful state and we have alot more exploring to do.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

A nice fall day

It turned out to be a nice day after our evening rain but the weekend may bring our first frost.
It was Red Hat Lunch day, 8 of us enjoyed lunch at the Olive Garden.
We all hope for a speedy recovery to one of our Red Hatters, she had heart surgery today.
I went for my walk after lunch and had to get a photo of another neighbors yard decoration.
Fun are't they!I won't be posting for a few days as we are taking a road trip to see some fall color.
So until later, everyone have a nice weekend.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Walk in the woods

After two days of cold and wind, it was beautiful today so we had to get out and enjoy it.
We drove to Smithville and took a little walk in the woods.

We needed a break after spending the morning looking for software that
hid itself somewhere in the house. Still haven't found it.
Tomorrow Ken is going to buy a new harddrive for his laptop
hope that is all he needs to get it up and working again.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Some thoughts

Align Center

We enjoyed the Ken Burns National Park series, hopefully we can visit most of the 391 units as they are called, parks, monuments, battlefields, historic sites, rivers, seashores, trails, memorials, preserves and recreational areas. They are all listed in our owner's manual.

We truly live in a Sweet land of Liberty

I have a Dream ...... little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the CONTENT OF THEIR CHARACTER. Dr. King

We are the most dangerous species of life on the planet, and every other species, even the earth itself, has cause to fear our power to exterminate.
But we are also the only species which, when it chooses to do so, will go to great effort to save what it might destroy.
Wallace Stegner
Have a nice weekend and enjoy our sweet land and our liberties.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Happy October

Happy Birthday Jim and Ruthie!!!
Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in
and pray in, where nature may heal
and give strength to body and soul alike.
John Muir
We are enjoying the PBS special by Ken Burns the National Parks, America's Best Idea.