It’s wheat harvest time here in Kansas. The wheat is golden, and the wind is blowing, and it’s hot. That is the typical Kansas Wheat Harvest (for those of you who have not experienced one). With the heat today (In Great Bend, KS it got up to around 111 degrees) the thunderstorms really started firing up as I was making a beeline for home. I passed this field, which had obviously NOT been harvested yet, and had to go back because of the amazing thunderheads building in the background. I hope you enjoy the photo!
Wheat Harvest Thunderstorm
Kansas has two things that have always amazed me (besides my beautiful wife, of course): Sunsets, and storms. The weather can change in moments, bringing in some violent storms, and you can watch them build from a distance. We have had quite the turbulent spring, and with the seasons changing into summer, storms have begun brewing in earnest. Don’t get me wrong; after last year’s drought, I’m not complaining for the rain at all. I love a good storm. But I’m also very happy to watch them build in other places and not impact my home. This storm was brewing towards Kansas City a couple of days ago, and I thought this made for an interesting shot. I hope you enjoy!
Storm’s a Brewing
For Memorial Day weekend, my wife and I drove to Minneapolis. On our way back, we were passing through Des Moines, Iowa, and a huge rainstorm came through the area. Since we were stopping anyways (a friend told us that we needed to stop at a Hamburger Place called “Zombie Burger” which, by the way, was PHENOMENAL). We drove up to the Capital building, and the view was stunning with the passing storm. The sun was just starting to peek out from behind the storm clouds. Hope you all enjoy!
Des Moines Rain Storm