Priscilla’s World

The Beauty of Kansas

Dazzling green surrounds the gravel roads through the Flint Hills. My sister, Pam and I exit I-35 at Emporia (KS) and drive south through Olpe. Continuing west and south of Olpe, our three-day journey to Arkansas City begins with adventure. We travel to visit...

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Writing Saved My Sanity

Fifty-eight years, eight months and twenty-one days after that first, “I do” Rodney Wilson drops to the floor with a “catastrophic brain hemorrhage.” About mid-afternoon the next day the nurse says, “I expect his heart rate and blood pressure to spike and then...

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Absorbing Activity

A trip to Minnesota with so many exciting moments means difficulty in knowing what to do next. A robin’s nest on a beam under the second story deck demands a lot of attention…both from the robin parents and us humans who like to watch.

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May Migration

Every year in May, I ask myself why am I inside a building. This is the month of bird migration and any self-respecting birder is outside with binoculars at the ready. This morning I finally sat in a Prairie Village backyard for over an hour and had my "warbler fix"...

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Surprise Neighbors

There is something magical about watching large birds glide through the air from tree to tree.  Yellow Crown Night-Herons are rare in this part of the country. So why are they in a midwest suburban neighborhood? They’re most likely found in coastal marshes, barrier...

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Springtime at Claridge Court

Rodney and I spent many years together exclaiming every year, "Spring is my favorite time of the year." Now I look out my apartment window at the glories of my fourth spring at Claridge Court and think once again how much he would love it here. The majestic colors of...

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