Monday, May 21, 2012

Golfing in the Heartland...

 We just got back from the NJCAA Golf Tournament in Newton, Kansas.  We thoroughly enjoyed the drive through farmland and crops, through grazing land and wind, and onto the Sand Creek Station golf club  where we were surrounded by amber waves of grain.  It was beautiful.

 The amber waves of grain.

This was a pretty birdie shot right up next to the pin!  

 Out of 120 players who qualified for the national tourney, our young man placed 30th.  There were very few low rounds posted, but it was totally understandable due to the strong, hot winds that blew each day.  It was totally exhausting and we were so ready to get off the course after every round.  It was a great course and a terrific experience though, and we were glad we were able to go.   

School events are over; now we are moving on to SUMMER!  The Golfer starts his job tomorrow at a local course 70 miles away.  He's going take an apartment in town so we'll probably only get to see him once a week.  The other college son is home and working for us on the ranch this year.  Yay!

 Speaking of summer, look who visited my backyard Columbine flowers today!  
I like butterflies.  We rarely see Swallowtails so this black & yellow beauty was a special gift.


  1. Wonderful photos of you trip and those swings! Yippee for your sons being close and closer this summer!

  2. Hooray for the golfer, Jody! I'm glad you took a nice road trip. Thank you for sharing!
    Oh, that butterfly is lovely. Do you think butterfly nets are mean? I don't think I want the grands to have them.

  3. I like your new header, Jody! Glad you guys had a great trip and really happy that your college boys are home or at least close by. Summers are so great!

  4. It seems to me that it is always refreshing to get away for a bit. Congrats on the game and what a blessing to have the kids close by!!

  5. It looks like a very nice day. I love your photos.

  6. Congratulations to your talented young man! Enjoy your young men. What a blessing it is to have our children close, yes?

    Blessings, Debbie

  7. Beautiful new banner Jody! And so nice to have 1 boy home and the other one close. Makes a mama heart glad doesn't it!

  8. You take such beautiful pictures. What type of camera do you use?

  9. Thanks for sharing the beautiful pic of the butterfly. Glad it stayed still long enough for you to get a shot :-)

  10. Beautiful pictures, Jody! I'm glad you had a good trip and got home in time to visit with the butterflies.



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