Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day!

At one time or another in their lives, most men like trains. So, I thought I'd post some photos from yesterday's Kansas Flint Hills train watching trip with my friend Jim Reed. The colors with the green grass-covered Flint Hills and the ripening wheat were just spectacular. Add in an ever-changing sky and it was a wonderful day.

Prairie flowers, trees and ripening wheat.

We were three-quarters of the way back to Wichita when new thunderstorms started to form, so we headed back to the Hills. 

In the background is the mature thunderstorm that was born of the towering cumulus photo above.

The above train speeding through rain in the Flint Hills.

The Hills are absolutely beautiful. I suspect for another week or two you will have the golden wheat before it is harvested adding to the color pallet.

Now would be a great time for a visit. Jim and I had lunch at the Grand Central Hotel and Cafe in Cottonwood Falls and it is as wonderful as ever. Pioneer Bluffs, a working 1859 farm is a wonderful place for a family to visit as it the National Park Service's Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve.

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