During a beautiful, mild winter evening, my son Ben, our dog Baxter and I climbed into the Mini and headed to our favorite lake. Baxter was so excited to get to go for a car ride and to check out a new place!
I heard recently on the news that Kansas has sunsets that rival any around the world. I have to say that I am loving the ones that I am getting to experience!
Here are some wonderful quotes about sunsets.
"When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator."
- Mahatma Gandhi
"Every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn"
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Sunsets, like childhood, are viewed with wonder not just because they are beautiful but because they are fleeting."
- Richard Paul Evans
"Peace is seeing the sunset and knowing who to thank."
- Unknown Author
Wishing you many sunrises and sunsets.
The kids have been out of school since Tuesday! We have had nearly a foot of snow here in Platte City! The roads in our area have been treacherous and the temperatures have been in the negative range. I don't mind the snow too much as long as I don't have to drive in it, so I stayed home for three days. I saw it as an opportunity to practice using my new camera in these conditions. So I bundled up and headed out, first to the back yard with Baxter, my labradoodle. He loves the snow and it really gets him all wound up!
Enjoying winter now, but looking forward to Spring! My favorite time of year!
I have been using my iPhone and a small point and shoot camera for the longest time, to take all my product shots. I didn't want to spend a ton, but I wanted a great camera that was easy to use and versatile. So I got a Canon Rebel Digital SLR camera. The first thing wanted to do after going through the owner's manual was to head out to my new retreat, Wyandotte County Lake! So I headed back out to the lake!
Not to bad for my first time out with my new toy! More to come!
Take time to enjoy the wildlife in your neck of the woods!
A couple of weekends ago; I was looking for something to do outside, because it was in the 50's. Which right now seems like a heatwave! My boys and I were getting together with my mom, Cheri, my sister, Pam and my nephew Drew. I have been on a quest to see as many eagles as I can before they migrate north. So I did a google search looking for good places to see eagles and this lake popped up in the search. It is only 10 minutes from my house and I had never been there before. We have lived in our house for 19 years and I never thought of checking out this lake before. So we decided to take a chance and we were all glad we did!
It was such a enjoyable day and it felt great to breathe some fresh air and spend time with my family.
But my favorite part of the day was watching my mom truly enjoy herself! I was thankful that I found a place that we all enjoyed so much! I believe she could have spent all day out there! I think her favorite thing was the trumpeter swans.
If you have never been to this lake it is so worth the trip! There is so much to see and do! It is so easy to stay inside and just hibernate, but I was missing out on so much wildlife!
Enjoy winter before it is gone!
I created Work of Whimsy as an outlet for my creativity! I create christmas ornaments on my day job. I had so many ideas that I wanted to bring to life and this was the perfect way. I can create whatever I want and if I am lucky there is someone out there that wants to buy it! So far it is going better than I expected!