Lyon County, Kansas – Winter cabin fever is setting in so, gray skies or not, I drove through country, breathing in the feel of open roads. I stopped beside the ruins of an old farmstead. Fallen limbs and barbed wire lay coiled like snakes in the grass. Beyond the shed, the main house is flattened under an expanse of shingle mosaic. I went out today, with the intention of re-finding this place. Last spring I first spotted it. Rose bushes along the border fence were blooming, decades after the gardener vanished.