|The sunflower is the state flower of Kansas. They grow as|
weeds, wildflowers, along the highways, everywhere.
When you live in a place, you tend to travel the same routes day to day, and go to pretty much the same places. Even when walking familiar routes, you see things differently on foot. You see more - more detail, more perspectives.
|There is a levee system that surrounds the town|
that has been established as a walking trail.
|The levees aren't particularly high and neither is the threat|
of floods, but they make great walking trails around the town.
|Old limestone train station. Beautiful structure.|
|On this walk I did the same thing except I|
picked up the levee on the east side of town and
went north and then walked down through the
middle of town back home.
|I did a number of walks, but these two maps|
represent two of the longest. I started at my
mother's house, walked west to the levee and then
followed it to the north edge of town and then
walked back through the center.
|The Smokehill River on the east side of town.|
|Green fields of winter wheat under a spectacular sky.|
|A field of ripe milo, very pretty.|
|My mother's container garden (left) and|
a tree in full fall color across the street.
|This section of the levee trail had a new gravel surface.|
Those are hackberry trees lining the right of way.
|An old gas station on the north side of town.|