That’s right folks, Mt. Sunflower just across the border with Colorado is the highest point in the Sunflower state. At 4039 ft. ASL. I reached here without any supplemental oxygen! Nor with the aide of Sherpas!
My new part time job takes me to Goodland, KS as well as to Atwood. I am just now exploring this town in NW Kansas.
The photo on the right is one of their claims to fame. A large Van Gogh picture on a huge easel. Not sure how that came about – perhaps from a bygone era where anything weird could get people to stop.
Located in Colby, Kansas is a wonderful Prairie Museum. While of particular interest to people from that area it is also quite the trip back in time. Both inside and outside the exhibits are well done. They have the largest barn in Kansas on site.
Top row is the newest State Park in Kansas – Little Jerusalem State Park south of Oakley, KS on HWY 83. On the same road and north of LJSP is Monument Rock seen on the bottom row of pics.
Other formations to see in Kansas include: Castle Rock in Gove County, Rock City Minneapolis KS, Mushroom Rock State Park, Brookville KS
Life doesn’t happen along the interstate. It’s against the lawWilliam Least Heat-Moon
This is Commercial photo of the art installation just outside of Last Chance, Colorado. It is amazing to see this in person. I have visited this site several times and here is another commercial view of the site
Now finally are my photos – it is an artistic challenge to know how to best portray this structure – that’s the fun of it.
This is old news but awhile back I decided to attempt to get the phase “Prairie Madness” trade marked. It is the name of my photo book that has been used to generate donations for prairie preservation. I realized without having the trademark that at some time in the future someone could obtain it and demand that all items with this phrase be eliminated from public view. It is an arduous task that did require me to get an online trade mark lawyer to help out. Overall cost was not horrible but it is a time consuming adventure.
I will be returning to Kansas as part of my part time work. It actually was the last gig I did in Kansas that really activated my Prairie and Plains portfolio. So instead of dreading going to Kansas I look forward to expanding what I’ve done in the past.