Burgess Marsh #4

Burgess Marsh #4

Flint Hills Wildlife Refuge, Kansas – Hidden in the haze must be thousands of birds, coyotes, snakes, frogs, raccoons, possoms, deer, and an untold number of creatures I’d never suspect. I hear their calls penetrate the fog. But all I see are a couple ducks,...
Elmo #2 (revised)

Elmo #2 (revised)

Elmo, Kansas – There is a kind of spirit that pervades the simplicity of the central plains. Those of us who live here understand it. Scenes like these, which are so spare, where so little is going on, can be really satisfying to us. Maybe it’s the uncluttered,...
Elmo

Elmo

Elmo, Kansas – I’ve passed by this area for decades without knowing that the remains of a small town is hidden behind some trees. There are some homes and a nice church, though most signs of industry – the mill, garage, scale house – look long...
Circling Hawk

Circling Hawk

Flint Hills, Chase County, Kansasfor Deb * * * ‘I will not be clapped in a hood, Nor a cage, nor alight upon wrist, Now I have learnt to be proud Hovering over the wood In the broken mist Or tumbling cloud.’ William Butler Yeats – The Hawk * *...