Fall In The Flint Hills

This past weekend, Harland and I visited the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve about 2 1/2 south of where we live. We hadn’t been back there since last spring when we visited the bison.  Unfortunately, we didn’t see them this trip.  But seeing the yellow, orange and red of the grasses, sunset on the wide open prairie, and listening to the coyotes howl  to each other in the twilight, more than made up for it.

It’s hard for us to get away during harvest, but we fit in this short trip to one of our favorite places in Kansas.


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Cattle, corn, wheat, beans, mud, snow, ice, and drought. Plenty of fresh air and quiet. Our life is sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes joyous, but never boring.

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11 Responses

  1. Gorgeous. It just looks like what home is supposed to be.

  2. Tina says:

    Wow, you can just about see forever. It amazes me still to see pics of the plains it just seems to go on forever. Can you imagine how the pioneers felt when they saw it?

    • Suzanne says:

      I’ve heard in the pioneer’s journals that they felt overwhelmed when they reached the prairie. The best quote from a pioneer diary I’ve ever heard is “the land unfolded before us to the horizon”. What an apt description!

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  4. Suzanne C. says:

    These pictures are awesome, and I would bet it was beautiful to see!

  5. It’s amazing! What a gem we have right here in Kansas!

  6. Melanie says:

    What a gorgeous time of the year. .especially after the scorching, rainless summer! Soak it all up!

  7. Kathy says:

    These pics are beautiful! I can almost hear the wind and the birds tweet. Another reason I LOVE Kansas!

  8. Kai says:

    love pictures of Kansas in the fall….is just beautiful, and home!!!

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