One of the things that continues to surprise my West-coast mind is how in Kansas, just a few miles outside the city, long stretches of beautiful farmland are the norm. There is also a large part of Kansas that is wild, but it’s the farmland I find simply charming. Wes loves taking long rambling drives and just looking at farms and barns. He is particularly fascinated by abandoned structures and we’re always pulling over to take photographs.
The other thing I always notice is how blue the sky is. Maybe it’s the California smog that’s getting to me, or living among the high-rises, but there is so much beautiful blue sky here.
Photo taken in 2009 on one of our drives outside of Manhattan, Kansas.