Photo of the Day: I Can Keep Going…

I hope you aren’t getting tired of seeing the fall leaves from our hike at Weston Bend State Park this weekend. They may all have the same brilliant colors, but each photo is so different I just couldn’t narrow them down. Just a couple more days, I promise. And if you missed the other posts, here they are.

Weston Bend State Park Photo #1
Weston Bend State Park Photo #2
Weston Bend State Park Photo #3

Photo of the Day: Fall Photo Walk

This weekend I went with a few friends on one of the most breathtaking hikes I’ve experienced locally  – at Weston Bend State Park in Weston, Mo. My friends Julie, Mandy, and myself all brought our cameras (all three of us are bloggers), and we turned it into a photo walk. Five miles of crisp air, fall leaves, and great conversation was definitely the highlight of my weekend. I’ll be sharing a few of my photos over the next few days. Be sure to check out their blogs too!

Photo of the Day: Mama and her Joey

I loved watching this sweet mama kangaroo and her joey (in her pouch) resting in the sunlight. Believe it or not, I didn’t even have to zoom in to get this photo – I was actually that close. One of my favorite parts of Tanganyika Wildlife Park was petting the kangaroos. Check out my other photos from Tanganyika if you haven’t seen them yet.

Here, Kitty Kitty
Up Close and Personal
Exotic Animal Interaction
Whatchu Lookin’ At

(Although I posted several days worth of photos from Tanganyika, I am in no way getting paid – the opinions are strictly my own.)

Photo of the Day: Up Close and Personal

One of the best parts about Tanganyika Wildlife Park was how close we could get to the animals, like this giraffe. I love that I was close enough to see the veins in her ears!

(Although I’m posting several days worth of photos from Tanganyika, I am in no way getting paid – the opinions are strictly my own.)

Correction: Yesterday’s photo was a cheetah, not a leopard. I’m not sure what I was thinking when I typed that!

Day 362: Time to Fly South?

We’ve had unseasonably warm weather in the Midwest over the past few days; and that’s perfectly fine with me. I’m not a fan of sub-zero temperatures, ice freezing inside my windows, or dangerous road conditions. In fact, it’s so warm that these geese haven’t finished flying south yet! I got off work yesterday just in time to head to the park before the sunlight faded.

A Canadian goose comes up from a quick dip.
A Canadian goose flaps its powerful wings in the water.

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Days 239-240: Family Fun in T-Town

This weekend we hung out in Topeka to celebrate my sister’s birthday. I’ll be nice and not tell the whole world how old she is. 🙂

My sister Amy opening gifts for her birthday as her 8-year-old son watches.
Playing a game of family croquet at Gage Park.