Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Year of the Dragon

I'm not a believer in the Chinese zodiac. Let's just get that out of the way from the beginning.

But what's a Kansas farm wife to do when she wants to use a photo that's not exactly the perfect illustration for calving season ... or harvest ... or planting ... or anything else having to do with a farm in Central Kansas?

So when she happens to notice that 2012 is the Year of the Dragon, you'll have to forgive her for remembering that colorful photo that's been hiding in the files since December 2010.

And then I found out that 2012 is the Year of the WATER dragon, so it's like it was meant to be, right?

The dragon is one of the lighted Christmas displays in Pratt's Lemon Park. I'm not sure what it has to do with Christmas either. But it sure makes for a pretty photo, doesn't it?

The Year of the Dragon started yesterday, January 23. If you want to celebrate with an American version of a Chinese meal, try Oriental Beef with Peppers, a meal Jill served us last May. (It was the same day I found out I was going to be a Grandma and then I couldn't tell anyone FOREVER!)

It may not be quite as colorful as that Lemon Park dragon. But it tastes better (especially when you find out you're going to be a Grandma! No guarantees to anyone for that happening).

I was going to post this yesterday. But Pie Day won out. What can I say? I have a sweet tooth.


  1. We paused on the bridge to take that shot of the dragon this holiday season. It is one of my favorite scenes on display, but I also like driving under the strands of white lights. Clever of you to associate it with the Chinese Year of the Dragon!

    1. I love the tunnel of lights, too, but that photo didn't turn out as well. I'll have to try again next year! We didn't even get there this year. The dragon photo was from 2010. Thanks for commenting!