Oztoberfest is the Oz-themed Octoberfest held every year in nearby Wamego. It couldn’t be better weather for this weekend’s fun!
Check out the red slippers …
… and the green faces,
the illustrations …
and cheerful imitations,
the “Toto’s” …
and Toto’s Tacoz!
There’s chow (and a beer garden),
and various other fun for all ages!
Activities go into the evening (including a street dance) and continue tomorrow. View the schedule.
Have a great weekend!
Wishing everyone a lovely day from Kansas!
I saw this little tree on the prairie yesterday and it reminded me of a Charlie Brown Christmas. I couldn’t resist adding some decorations to it on my computer.
Wishing everyone good cheer at this time of year!
I realized recently that I haven’t been doing much photography lately. So I decided that I was just going to have to make a point to rectify that situation. An early riser, I decided to head out to the prairie to catch the sunrise this morning. (I hadn’t thought to consider the weather conditions first.) I got there just as the black of night was starting to lift. It was freezing cold and quiet, except for the sound of gravel crunching beneath my feet. As I headed uphill toward some of my favorite views, I was startled by a pair of does. It was exciting to be so close.
As the sky started to lighten, I could hear, but not see what I believe to have been a flock of turkeys, their calls so loud in the stillness.
The morning decided not to treat me to the colorful sunrise I had hoped for, yet the gray sky and low clouds made what color there was seem all the more vibrant.
It was a challenge trying to get good photographs this morning. I don’t do much low light photography.
This tree always strikes me when I pass it on the trail. It reminds me of a rhinoceros.
A little bit of unexpected color … .
A few more hills to climb … .
… and a bit of woods to pass.
Crossing the creek … and then heading home to warm up before the rain.
Wishing you a lovely weekend and hoping that you get a chance to do something that you’ve been wanting to do too!
Field outside of Wamego, Kansas … covered with sky.
Wishing you a lovely day, from the lovely state of Kansas!
Grassland fires are burning in Kansas and Oklahoma. I’m not sure whether those fires are the ones from which smoke is evident where we are located; but the smoke is making for an interesting sunset. Let’s hope that they get controlled quickly.
Manhattan, Kansas on a warm winter day.