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Fixer Upper

While driving a backroad several miles north of my home in Hutchinson, I spotted this homestead. It’s clearly in need of some TLC. Anyone up to the challenge?! ~SueBee

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Wilson, Czech Capital of Kansas

After visiting Wilson Lake I took back roads to return home to Hutchinson, going through the town of Wilson on the way. Per Wikipedia, “Wilson promotes itself as the Czech Capital of Kansas due to the role of Czech immigrant settlers in its early history. The population as of the 2010 census was 781.” I […]

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Garden of Eden in Kansas

Scattered along the backroads of the US are dozens, and maybe hundreds of odd sights, the Kansas Garden of Eden created by S. P. Dinsmoor in 1907 being one of them. I’d heard it was located near Wilson Lake, so after my visit to the lake last week, I headed a few miles north to […]

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A Visit to Wilson Lake

I decided rather spur of the moment yesterday to take a drive to Wilson Lake, a Kansas State Park. I pulled a quick lunch together and headed out, choosing to take the freeways from Hutchinson via Salina, and figured I’d return home on the back roads. I made really good time and enjoyed the scenery […]

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Last Night’s Sunset

I’ve witnessed many spectacular sunsets since living in Kansas, but last night I just happened to be out and about with my Nikon at just the right time. I drove my car down a long dirt road, hoping to get some unobstructed shots. Luckily, I chose well! While last night’s sunset wasn’t as jaw-dropping as […]

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My Backyard Squirrels in the Snow

I’ve been so entertained since living at my new house by the scurry (I had to look up that word!) of squirrels in my backyard trees. I’ve rewarded them their cuteness by buying sacks of special dried corn on the cob, and unshelled nuts. Watching them after the recent snow was especially fun. They’re really […]

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Happy New Year 2022

Here’s wishing everyone much health and happiness in 2022! I woke up on New Year’s Day to snow, and felt like a little kid all over again. It was 8 degrees and icy under the snow so I didn’t venture out, but I thoroughly enjoyed staring out the windows the entire day. Having lived in […]

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Where the Buffalo Roam

There’s a song I grew up listening to that popped in my head as I took my friends Aranka and George to the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge near the Swedish town of Lindsborg, Kansas a few weeks ago. The song is called Home on the Range, and is considered a traditional American folk song. The lyrics […]

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Fall Colors On My Street

My dear friends, Aranka and George from Nevada, just left after spending a week visiting me in my new home. We had a great time, did some fun exploring in the local area, and had top notch weather to boot. Aranka and I made a point to check out new routes on our daily walks. […]

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Autumn Lake

Today’s Foto Fix was taken on a very late afternoon walk at the nearby Dillon Nature Center. The weather was brisk, drizzly, brrrrrrr, and I loved every minute of it as I made a quick walk around this gorgeous little lake. ~SueBee

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Exploring My New Town

Late yesterday afternoon, I hopped in my car, intent on exploring a bit of the area. It wasn’t the best time of day, which I realized once I was out… seems it was quitting time for many folks, the roads were busy, people were in a hurry, and I had a hard time stopping to […]

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New Resident of Kansas

As of October 8, 2021, my move halfway across the country, from Southern California to Central Kansas, is complete! What an undertaking that was; one I don’t wish to repeat. I spent weeks carefully packing my things, which includes a huge, heavy antique china cabinet plus lots of antique glassware left to me by my […]

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Sunset Along the Coast

I happened to stop along the way while exploring the central California coast, somewhere near Pismo Beach, and captured this stunning sunset. That trip will be one for my memory books for awhile as I’m in the process of packing for a big move to the middle of the country, far away from any oceans! […]

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Roadside in Guadalupe

Returning from a recent visit to the Central California coast area, I drove south on Highway 1 from Pismo Beach and through the quaint town of Guadalupe. While less than ten miles of farmland separates it from the busy 101 Freeway, Guadalupe feels a world away. There were several art installations I noticed as I […]

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Dinghy and Seal

Today’s Foto Fix is a shot I captured while on the pier at Avila Beach on the central California coast. I took a few days vacation in that area to celebrate circling the sun another year, having hit the 68 mark. More pictures from my trip to come once I’ve gone through them. ~SueBee

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Driving Through Zion National Park

This photo was taken from inside the car with Aranka and George during our recent Road Trip in Nevada, Utah and Arizona. We didn’t attempt to get a reservation for the shuttle bus as none of us felt like joining crowds of people in a confined space, so we took a drive on the main […]

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Flags Over the Ocean

Today’s Foto Fix was taken overlooking the Pacific Ocean somewhere south of Carlsbad, California. ~SueBee

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Navajo Nation

As my friends and I journeyed from Utah to Arizona on Route 89A, we drove through part of the Navajo Nation. The landscape was beautiful, but it was a hot day and we had lots of miles to cover so we didn’t linger long. Our only stops were at a group of roadside vendors selling […]

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Red Rock, White Cloud

Today’s Foto Fix was taken somewhere along Arizona route 89A during my recent Road Trip, most likely in the general area of the Kaibab Indian Reservation and Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. We took a very scenic drive from Zion National Park in Utah to our destination in Heber-Overgaard Arizona. ~SueBee

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Kolob Canyons

Another highlight of my recent Road Trip with my friends, Aranka and George, was Kolob Canyons in Utah. It’s a less-visited section of Zion National Park, which meant fewer cars on the road. We were able to enjoy the stunning scenery without having to sit in bumper to bumper traffic, fight for a parking spot […]

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