After the Storm

The sun is shining this morning and everything looks beautiful after the 12.8 inches of fresh snow that fell here in Manhattan, Kansas yesterday. It is frigidly cold, though, and the schools and some businesses are closed; so not too many people are out and about town. It is hard to believe that it was almost 60 F degrees here a few days ago!

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Stay warm! Have a lovely day!

A Word A Week Challenge: Angle

I love the way that the old stone buildings around town have so many angles and surfaces. This photo is of one of the windows in the Methodist Church around the corner from us. For more information on this week’s A Word A Week Challenge, see A Word in Your Ear.

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Weekly Photography Challenge: Change

The First Methodist Church – a beautiful, historic church that is located one block north of The Morning Star – gets a new roof. Brrr. I bet it’s cold up there.

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A Snowy End to 2012

It has been snowing here almost all of this, the last day of December … a heavy, wet snow with great big flakes, making the day grey and quiet and the end of the year rather sleepy-feeling.  Below are a few pictures that I took early this afternoon. And as the day turns to evening, the snow continues to fall.

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Wishing you a safe and happy New Year’s Eve and the very best in 2013!

Lovely Walks

A theme to which I am apt to return time and again is lovely walks in the neighborhood. One thing that I enjoy is looking at all of the historic architecture, especially the churches. Here is a photo that I took of St. Paul’s constructed 1859-1867. It’s a lovely morning for a walk …