Sunday, July 10, 2011

Where I Stand Sunday

I was on my way to Kansas City today.  That's a half day's trip.  The day started out hot already.  Some photos you can see the thickness of the humidity - the kind you can "cut with a knife". 
Each time I go from home ~ to KC, I try a different way.  Sometimes I go the quickest way I know...but always see the same kind of sights. 
First, I saw these white birds sitting in the naked trees along Lake Waconda in North Central Kansas. I think they are some breed of egret.
Highway 24 is a nice stretch of sections upon sections of green crops, old farmsteads and a whole field of wind power generators.

and Kansas has a lot of wind to supply at times!!

I watched a farmer drive his flatbed truck out ahead of these cattle who eventually were at a dead run to catch up with him...must be feeding time.
And if you don't believe these signs, just try it sometime.  I have learned that even though you don't see anyone around, somehow people in the country seem to know who and what is going on down the road or around the corner.
Sometimes, only your imagination can supply the history behind some of these long ago forgotten places.  Who were the people who settled here, what were they like...?  How different life must have been for them.
Silos like these are hardly used anymore.  You usually see the metal ones.  Some have trees growing up through them they were used so long ago.  On my way back home, I intend to finally stop in this town to check out a few of the attractions there, like....
certainly there is something there that would interest me!
This spot had such beautiful tulips this spring..and now summer flowers abound.
There you have it, more proof, there are some cool sights in Kansas.  You just have to drive off the beaten path to see them!
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.
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Victoria on Okinawa said...

Pattie what an awesome travel review! You should send it into a travel magazine or newspaper or somewhere(Mary Janes Farms magazine?) It made me want to come to KC and I've already been thru there in my travels over the years but I never saw it this way! Awesome!

suzanneberry said...

what amazing photos pattie!! beautiful series and post. i love your writing!