Marion County Kansas, Doyle Creek Ranch – This showy pink/violet wildflower blooms May through June, and adds a wonderful accent to the tallgrass and limestone of the Flint Hills landscape.
Toad Hollow Daylily Farm, Emporia, Kansas – The name of this flower escapes my memory, but it’s on the edge of the shade garden at Toad Hollow. The open house continues through today.
Toad Hollow Daylily Farm, Emporia, Kansas – The Open House / Iris Show was is this weekend, rescheduled from a rainy last weekend. The gardens are looking fantastic, with some new pieces of statuary in the mix.
Chase County, Kansas
Chase County, Kansas – Smoke from a prairie-burn eclipses the sun and shrouds the landscape in soot, abstracting our view of the Flint Hills. Though it’s mid-afternoon on very bright day, it looks more like dusk.
Chase County, Kansas – Dan Bacon is setting flame to tallgrass along the roadside. He moves quickly. The wind is at his back, the fire chasing him as it spreads rapidly in the dry cover. The torch he pulls is fueled with a mixture of gasoline and diesel. He father,...
North of Kahola Reservoir, Chase County, Kansas – Dan Bacon seeds a controlled burn of prairie grass as a water truck, off camera to the left (image below), prevents it from spreading into populated areas. The seasonal burns are an important part of maintaining...
No matter what the calendar says, I didn’t feel like it was really spring until I saw Milo basking in the sunshine, surrounded by greens and grape hyacinth. Photographed with a new Sigma 70mm f2.8 macro lens. I bought it for close-up photography, but it’s...
Second Day of Spring – Emporia, Kansas
Dickinson County, Kansas – First Day of Spring