Just a quick post–mostly pictures–of a recent trip that I took home to Kansas. After speaking in Kansas City, I spent a couple of days with my parents and managed to get out with the camera a time or two. I love sharing the back roads and Kansas has plenty of them to discover!
|A sepia tone version of the old grain elevator at Lasita, Kansas. Now a ghost town, Lasita was once an important stop on the LK&W Railroad.|
|Looking out across the prairie, trees were always an indication that fresh water–a river, creek, stream, or spring, was nearby. Cottonwoods, in particular, were indicators of fresh water.|
|The water in this spring is so clean! Everything in the photograph is underwater, even though it looks like the upper portion of the photo may be the creek bank. I assure you it’s not!|
|There are no trees I love more than these big, old burr oaks that have been standing on the prairie for a century or more (some of them two centuries, easily).|
|These old back roads are the roads of my childhood, where we would go fishing, exploring, or just out for a Sunday drive. There were many Sunday afternoons spent on these old roads with my grandfather.|