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Sunday Snapshot: In the setting sun at St. Philippine Duchesne Memorial Park

I’m writing more about St. Philippine Duchesne Memorial Park later this month. In the meanwhile, here’s one of my favorite photographs of the plant life there, shot in the warm glow of the setting sun.

It looks a little like chamomile, but I think it's Daisy Fleabane.

It looks a little like chamomile, but I think it’s Daisy Fleabane.

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Sunday Snapshot: Icy Ground Ivy

This past week, Kansas proudly exhibited all four seasons in just seven days. On Monday, it was 70 degrees. On Tuesday, we had a thunderstorm. On Wednesday morning, we had snow and ice. On Thursday, we woke up to wind chills in the -10 degrees F range. And now we’re back up into the 40s.

As you can imagine, this confuses the plant life. These poor little ground ivy plants were temporarily on ice by midweek. You can almost see them shivering.

Poor little ground ivy plants, trying to make their way in the world...

Poor little ground ivy plants, trying to make their way in the world…