Yesterday, 47 bison were rounded up at the Sandsage Bison Range and Wildlife Area in Garden City, Kansas. This is done each year to inspect the herd's health as a whole and the individuals themselves. Although it's a smaller herd than other conservation groups, this effort benefits the land and further connects the people of our community to their natural surroundings.
I was lucky enough to join the work crew to get the animal traits recorded and back out on range safely. Certainly a day I'll never forget - pictures soon to come!
And when you have a encyclopedia for a kid you find out the Meadowlark is more than just the Kansas state bird: Meadowlarks were messengers in religion and mythology for many of the Native American tribes. One of the many myths were the Dakota/Lakota myths, larks were the messengers of the god Itokaga (Okaga). Itokaga was the representation of the south wind. South is the direction of the sun and the bringer of warmth, light, and life. The Sioux Tribe believed they summoned buffalo with their whistles. They seen them as a symbol of luck, friendship and loyalty and they were to never to be killed. The Blackfoot's seen them as a symbol of peace and were thought to keep a camp from attack. For most tribe they were a good symbol but one tribe considered their song obnoxious and annoying and their name for the meadowlark was "Woman's Nagging"
This is not your average toy store. 🎊 They encourage you to touch and play with the toys, books and experiences when inside. It's a great stop with kids, and they have so many innovative toys. Along with the store they offer interactive music, storytime and other activities weekly.
Location: Topeka, KS
Store: The Toy Store (@thetoystoretopeka)
It’s been 2 months since the longest, craziest day ever.
Four days before our wedding, Manhattan experienced “once in a century” flood which meant that up until two days before we were unsure of where we would be exchanging vows. An hour before our ceremony was supposed to start we got four different weather reports in, meaning we had to make a decision to move everything inside rather than risk getting soaked while saying “I Do”. I think this is my favorite photo from our day- in the midst of all of the craziness this was one of the most “us” moments & I am so thankful it was captured.