Friday, November 26, 2010

STL DPB Across The Kansas Prairie

Kansas Landscape 1

Nice dinner of Kansas City barbecue with some of the in-laws Wednesday night, then out across the rolling prairie yesterday to the town of Hanover, Kansas, population 653, where my wife's mother lives. She's 91, still lives at home, and we get out here when we can. We had a small, warm Thanksgiving dinner together.

I like driving across this part of the state. The terrain is varied and the farm fields are full of color in every season. The top picture was shot out the car window at about 70 mph / 112 kph while my son drove. No idea what the plant in the background is - power station, maybe. Below, two views of Hanover in the silence of a national holiday.

Empty Church Hanover BW

Hanover Kansas Thanksgiving Day


Bibi said...

The heartlands.... great photos....

Eleonora Baldwin said...

You've captured two unique and quitessential "Americana" portraits. Each a painting. Each an emotion.

Thank you!

Molly said...

As a transplanted Minnesotan celebrating Thanksgiving away from home for the first time, these photographs really warmed my soul and reminded me of how incredible my home state (well, region I guess) is. Thank you!

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brattcat said...

This is a three wow post.

William Kendall said...

That church picture is outstanding!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

The black & whites are pure Grant Wood. Especially the photo with the church. Those gothic arched windows really speak to me.