Monday, September 19, 2005

On the way home...

These are our neighbors to the north, who stare blankly as we pass by. The landscape changes drastically from mile to mile around our house like a turn of the kaleidoscope, so there is always something new to see.









I did have a run in with a opossum this evening, though his image is still locked up inside of my 35 mm camera. I'll put him on display as soon as he's processed...

Still dragging from full and busy days and new medication, but will post as soon as I can stay awake long enough to write something coherent!

Tapping my ruby red slippers....and heading to bed.

Goodnight!

8 comments:

Michael said...

Dorthy dorthy....watch for the opossums! :-)

Rebecca said...

What a beautiful landscape! Can I ask you a question though? Being from the NE, I'm terrified of tornadoes. Do you get them frequently? Have you had to go through one?

Lori said...

Mike, from a distance I thought he was one of our cats. I was bringing gas to the garden tractor when I came upon the little rascal. He didn't try to run or anything, just stood there staring at me: playing "dead" in an upright position, I guess!

Rebecca, yes, tornados are a scary thing. My husband works in Emergency Management so I've gone out with him to document damage and talk to people who have lost their homes. Devastating. We have tornadic thunderstorms often in the spring and summer and I have been in the midst of warnings more often than I like. Before we moved here, a house 1/4 mile to our west was destroyed by a tornado and they can wipe out small towns or sections of cities. But you know...I am almost 44 years old and have lived in Kansas all my life and I've never - first hand - seen a tornado! Been close on many occasions but never actually seen one - KNOCK ON WOOD!!!

Pirate said...

At least they leave you alone.

Michael said...

scary! Watch out for attack opossums! I have the pleasure of being in some earthquakes and a tornado! Both are not a lot of fun!

srp said...

I lived in Oklahoma for 11 years. The night of my baby shower the storm sirens went off 11 times and afterwards we discovered that eight tornadoes had gone through the area. These were thankfully small and caused little damage.

My ex-inlaws lived in Wichita Falls and made it through the wide F5 that destroyed a swatch through town that was three blocks wide. That was a bad one.

clew said...

Lori,

I just noticed you like Josh Groban (noted in your profile) - will you be my best friend? ;)

btw, regarding your comment on my dream post, i dream about tornadoes all the time too - probably more than the exam-panic dream even!

XOXOXO much love!

tomdg said...

Hi there. Thanks for the comment!

I love your pictures of Kansas. I have to admit I'd always imagined the landscape there to be a bit dull - I was way wrong! My mum spent a year in Kansas as a child but I've never even seen pictures before. Lovely!