Dickinson County, Kansas — After a series of spring rains the fields along highway 4, stretching from Elmo, across Carlton, and into Gypsum, were lush and full of color. The interplay of colors in the fields, culverts, and borders break up the flat landscape. I walked along the borders of the wheat fields, already turing bronze. Along the curved boundaries, red-wing blackbirds flitter between wooden fence posts. Tall wild grasses and random wildflowers engulf the bondaries between fields, filling them with deep greens that help define the farmers’ sculpture of the earth.