for the secrets kept within the earth
to spring forth from their chilled abode.
Color splashes across the landscape.
Brown to mustard to green.
With the help of the warmer breezes -
the adamant gaze of the sun
creates a world's worth of source material
for the eye's enjoyment.
I've been taking a break lately (self-imposed Spring Break, ha), as there is so much to do on a farmstead in the springtime. Also, I am visiting family in Kansas City for this week. In addition to visiting, I will be attending the monthly Mid-America Pastel Society meeting and going to the exhibit at the Kansas City Public Library titled "Painting Missouri: The Counties in Plein Air" by Billyo O'Donnell. If you scroll down that webpage, you can see a slideshow of some of the works. Amazing! I plan to get a good look at these great landscapes! There is a painting for each of the 114 counties in Missouri painted in different kinds of weather from hot sun to cold wind...should be motivating! On the way home, I plan to stop and get some great photo shots of the awakening countryside in Kansas. There is beauty here, if you look.
Where I Stand Sunday is an ongoing photo essay examining the different places I spend my life standing.
Too often we take for granted the everyday places we spend our lives walking on.
The ground we tread on has its own stories to tell.