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
Scott County State Lake is a beautiful area of Western Kansas. Trees, old Pueblo ruins, springs, trees, and great scenery are all around. Big Spring is one of the springs that feed the main lake, giving a clean look and some great contrasts for photos. This tree’s reflection really caught my eye, along with the bright blue sky and the different colors of grass that was growing around. Hope you all enjoy!
Big Spring Reflection
I love Kansas. Lots of people say that Kansas is flat and boring. There are parts that are flat, and some parts that are boring, but the lighting, the storms and sunsets we get, and the contrasts throughout the seasons is stunning, and always brings something new every day. I usually say that in Kansas, “If you don’t like the weather, wait a few minutes”. The day I took this photo, the weather was “warm” for December (it was in the mid 50’s farenheit), but it was overcast and a little breezy. While walking around the Governor’s House in Topeka, Kansas, I sat down among some of the prairie grass and took this photo. The darker trees and house in the distance really made the grass stand out, and the coloring of the sky gave another level of contrast I enjoyed. I hope you all enjoy it as well!
Kansas Prairie Grass
Autumn is in full sway right now in Kansas. The trees are more beautiful now than I remember them being in the past few years. This photo struck me with the juxtaposition of the dying leaves on the ground in the green, living grass. Hope you enjoy!
Autumn Leaf in the Grass
So I went and played in a golf tournament today in Kansas City at The Deuce at the National with some of my coworkers. Because the weather was picture perfect, I decided I should take my camera. Turns out, it WAS picture perfect! I took a lot of pictures, but this reflection of my buddy Bob getting ready to tee off was too good to pass up. Hope you all enjoy!
Keep your eye on the ball, Bob