Sunday, April 26, 2009

Coffee Goodness!!!!!

Oh sweet Jesus! If you haven't tried these yet, you MUST! I bought my first box of six today just to see if they were any good or not. Let me put it this way...on the first bite my eyes rolled back in my head as I took in the total yummy goodness! They nailed the flavor of a cafe mocha perfectly, and the texture and quality of the chocolate on the bottom is superb. The granola bar is soft and just enough salty. This bar can fool you into thinking you have had a real coffee and whole grain muffin. It is a very rewarding breakfast bar experience. YUMMMMMY! Try them! For more information about Caribou Coffee and all of their yummy products, you may visit their website at Caribou Coffee

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Eye candy at Gage Park!

Not much more to be said here. This is eye candy! I took these photos between 7pm and 8pm last night at Gage Park, here in Topeka, KS. It was just a carpet of color. Major kudos for all the folks who did the plantings and care for these gardens. This is truly spectacular!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Beautiful spring in Topeka

It seems lately that disaster is happening to people I care about all around me, and those people seem to be experiencing the same thing. Just when I don't think I can take anymore heartbreak, something awful happens to another person I love. I have had a heavy heart today with so many people I am thinking about. I decided that I would take my camera to Gage Park after work and try to capture some peace and beauty. I was not disappointed. The tulips and pansies were beautiful, and there was a light breeze on the pond. There were two Canadian geese gliding along on the water and frolicking about in the grass looking for food. It was good medicine to replenish my spirit. I took 128 photos. They all came out beautiful. Here are a handful of them.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Kansas weather

That's what we say to other Kansas when talking about our weather, "It was 87 on March 1st and we had big white fluffy snowflakes on April second. This crazy weather is going to cause the blossoms to fall off the trees." "That's Kansas weather". We can't really help but be interested in the weather here, because it seems the weather is interested in us. We are smack in the middle of "Tornado Alley", yet I have never seen a twister touch down with my own eyes. I like to take pictures from the back side of sever storms. I hope someday to photograph a twister, but not near a city mind you. No one would wish for that. Here are some pictures from the west side of the big thunderstorm that swept through our area yesterday. I had just come from a trunk show and showing off my jewelry, so I ended up shooting these pictures in a pink dress and heels. Yep, I climbed down and up a muddy ditch and stode through tall field grass to get to a place where th pictures wouldn't be riddled with power lines and cars or buildings. Gotta do what I gotta do! These were all taken between 6:30 and 7:40 PM from the same location, a corner of some rural property on very south Gage Blvd. here in Topeka