Piano at Bushong

Piano at Bushong

Bushong, Kansas – At the back of the auditorium light spills through roof beams onto the keys of this old Hensel standing grand piano. The school was a combination elementary / high school, a handsome building completed in 1952, one year before the town’s...
Sundown on the Flour Mills

Sundown on the Flour Mills

Salina, Kansas – The sun sat on these mills decades ago. A transition from railroads to trucking made it more economical to ship grain to the higher population centers before milling. Of the five big mills orginally operating in Salina, only one is still in...
Kenyon Hall Stained Glass

Kenyon Hall Stained Glass

Inside Kenyon Hall, Emporia, Kansas – Although Kenyon Hall has suffered greatly over the past several years, the massive stained glass windows of the chapel west wall are still gorgeous, and in good condition. Here, the afternoon sun through the glass bathes the...
Late Afternoon on the Wetlands

Late Afternoon on the Wetlands

Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge, just north of Hartford, Kansas – Okay, I’m too noisy to sneak up on the ducks who reserve this area for their beach parties. Though it’s mostly iced over, I saw groups of mallards swimming in a few spots of open water....