Cemeteries

I’ve taken to walking around cemeteries.  I’ve always done this but now have added this facet to my trips out to Kansas.  I was actually headed to a cemetery in Syracuse, KS- got lost and so as I headed back to Garden City on Highway 50 I came across another one in Kendall, KS.  ThisContinue reading “Cemeteries”

Grain Elevators Small and Large

This is one of the larger ones  – It’s in Syracuse, Kansas.  Having spent 19 years in Syracuse, NY I was curious about the names.  Turns out that residents of the NY Syracuse settled here in SW Kansas just inside from the Colorado border. Their other claim to fame as that sometime in the lateContinue reading “Grain Elevators Small and Large”

Lonliest Highway in America

Highway 50 is said to be the loneliest highway in America.  This is the part that runs thru Southwest Kansas.   It is part of the OLD US Highway system.  50 is a little over 3000 miles stretching from West Sacramento, CA to Ocean City, Maryland.  A little explanation is in order as “they” are reallyContinue reading “Lonliest Highway in America”

Someone is good at Welding

So who says there’s no culture or artistry in small towns.  Well ya kind of have to look around.  This is an outdoor menagerie or sculpture garden.  Clearly put together with some serious welding skills.  But look beyond that and you see folks out in the plains who want to express their artistic skills.

You’ve got to slow down

As a child, I spent a lot of time wandering around the prairies and in the hills, and there was a sense that it was such a wide-open space, and there was kind of a feeling of potential. I could imagine anything happening there. Arthur Slade Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/arthur_slade_ This is main street KitContinue reading “You’ve got to slow down”

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly -Weather

The are known for all three – generally not all at the same time.  During this time of the year in SW Kansas it is the thunderstorms that predominate the weather.  Sometimes it’s too much and other times there is not enough weather to sustain crops.  For me the Good comes in some phenomenal weatherContinue reading “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly -Weather”

The word even sounds Boring – ‘The Plains’

Admittedly most folks think of the plains as ‘just plain boring’ – sometimes we refer to these areas as Prairie lands.  If you spend some time in the prairie you see that it isn’t boring.  Quite the opposite, it is full of things but you have to be open minded about it.   With thisContinue reading “The word even sounds Boring – ‘The Plains’”