Image #234 – Blown Away


Wind blown farm in central Kansas
Wind blown farm in central Kansas



The entire country has suffered from this latest bout of “weather”.  It should actually be WEATHER!!!!  So many died in Arkansas from the tornados and who can say how many others died in isolated, small incidents. There were times on Monday when I thought my van was going to be pushed right off the road. I have no doubt that some were.

I had hoped to leisurely tour Kansas and take pictures of the new season. Fields were plowed everywhere which made the dust all the more prevalent in 40-50mph winds.  Pictures were often out of the question. At one point I stopped but could not open the door!! It was a sustained gust and eventually subsided but it removed any interest I had in venturing outside.

I managed a few shots. This one show the grasses bowing before the wind and the light gave the scene an odd, Andrew Wyeth look. Clever stuff, grasses.  They can bend right down to the ground, as these did, and be back proud and tall the next day.  There’s a lot to learn from grasses.  One thing is for sure, both the grasses and the humans are ready for the winds to stop. ❧

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