Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Big House on the Prairie

You don't come across scenes like this very often anymore. Especially, right in the middle of The Big City. I was out walking Tuesday morning and when I came upon this colorful homestead I stopped in my tracks. For a few moments I felt like I was in a special place. I gingerly stepped into the yard and stayed long enough to take 38 photos.

Please enjoy this little tribute to the Great American Prairies. 
You can clicken the pics to enlargenate.

The Big House on the Prairie, Lenexa, Kansas.
Note the hay rake just left of center. 
And there's a wishing well in the shade (right side).

Don't you wish you had a colorful front yard like this one ?

It's a big colorful front yard, too!

It goes all over the place!

I got down on my stomach among the dandelions for this shot. 

My First Wife likes this view best. 
"Oh, look. You have all those green colors. And that soft blue. And that Redbud tree...oh, and that little rock wall. I like that very much. So many colors. And, you know, when artists paint pictures, they always put a road in it like this. I love this picture, Hunny."

Please keep scrolling to see all the pretty orange tulips in yesterday's post.


kenju said...

What a beautiful place!!

Ralph said...

You were some place special. Your first wife is right - that is a great picture.

cassie-b said...

What a beautiful house - Thanks for sharing your pictures.


I just love redbud trees.

Jennie said...

I agree with your 1st wife, beautiful all around.

Jennie said...

I'm leaving another comment because I like the next WF: emphing. Please provide a definition.

Granny Annie said...

You are not that far from us yet our NE Oklahoma territory does not seem to be gettin' as purty. Love the Prarie Plantation home, the orange tulips, the beautiful dogwood. At least our cherry tree is finally in blossom.

srp said...

I agree with your wife... love that last shot with the rock wall. What character!

Joy Des Jardins said...

I can see why you stayed to take all those pictures Paul. This place is just beautiful...those trees are magnificent. You're right...there is a certain feel about it...kind of a serene peacefulness; and that's from just looking at your pics. I can imagine how you felt seeing it in person. Thanks Paul. ~Joy

Mountain Mama said...

It is a very pretty home. I wouldn't want to take care of the yard but would sure like to live in a big house like that.

Cliff said...

I'm glad some guy didn't come running out with a bat wanting to know what you thought you were doing by taking pictures of his house.

Rachel said...

Oh, what a lovely place!! It's all so beautiful! So are the tulips in the previous post! Lovely!!

Ily said...

I agree with your #1 wife (I mean, your FIRST wife, of course!) 100 percent! It's a beautiful shot. I also love the picture with the dandelions. Looks familiar. Did you include that in your 10 of 10 project?

PS - Your book is on its way to Shay right now. :)

Sarah said...


TechnoBabe said...

The trees are beautiful. You did get some really nice photos.

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