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Inspiration Strikes
Inspiration Strikes

“Inspiration Strikes”
Photo of the Week #30, selected in December, 2019

One aspect of living in Kansas that I still miss is the spectacle of the spring and summer storms we had the excellent fortune to observe, especially lightning. This photo was taken right from my back door and was one of maybe 300 strikes that night. (I got lots of practice shooting lightning that night.)

I love that this bolt seems to come from an opening in the clouds, as if the sky opened up just to project it to earth, just as one’s mind can open up to create inspiration. Interestingly, we lived in Kansas for almost four years and never did witness a tornado, though we sat through many, many severe storms.

Here’s my photo on Imagekind:
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Remnants of a Glorious Past
Remnants of a Glorious Past

“Remnants of a Glorious Past”
Photo of the Week #29, selected in November, 2019

Bison once roamed well beyond the Midwest plains, millions having lived and fed on grasslands that ran from Alaska to the Gulf of Mexico. They are even reported to have inhabited a tract that ran east to the Atlantic as far north as New York and as far south as Georgia, North Carolina and Florida. This small herd was found grazing in Wyoming, but it’s easy to imagine the bison’s glorious past.

Interestingly, according to Britannica.com, there are no buffalo in North America, only two types of bison. “Contrary to the song “Home on the Range,” buffalo do not roam in the American West. Instead, they are indigenous to South Asia (water buffalo) and Africa (Cape buffalo), while bison are found in North America and parts of Europe.”

Here’s my photo on Imagekind:
https://www.imagekind.com/-remnants-of-a-glorious-pastp_art?IMID=168578eb-9947-4c2a-8c84-f1ec692bea1f


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A Masterpiece Revealed
A Masterpiece Revealed

“A Masterpiece Revealed”
Photo of the Week #23, selected in October, 2019

Every once in a while, nature provides a combination of conditions that reveals something not often seen. In this case, the Midwest fog and high humidity early in the morning, a hard night’s work for a spider and my seldom-taken walk around the pond behind my house in Wichita, provided just that.

I especially like the small web nearby as another spider tried to take advantage of the open space left by the larger one.

Here’s my photo on Imagekind:
https://www.imagekind.com/-a-masterpiece-revealedp_art?IMID=30611213-9205-4f9f-8ba8-b4d7acec02c2


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Midwest Farm at Dusk

“Midwest Farm at Dusk”
Photo of the Week #20, selected in September, 2019

The Midwestern U.S. has many iconic farmhouses and barns and I have certainly shot my share of them. This particular farm is located in Caldwell, Kansas, about an hour due south of Wichita near the Oklahoma border. The Chisholm Trail ran by here from 1867 to 1871, and you can easily imagine this farm operating during that time frame.

Besides being an attractive set of antique farm buildings, I like this particular shot because the tones that the “Golden Hour” provided, as well as the contrast between the dark, freshly-plowed field with the untouched grassy surroundings.

Here’s my photo on Imagekind:
https://www.imagekind.com/-midwest-farm-at-duskpa_art?IMID=c7564b4c-ff2d-47db-bdbf-e847a0cf729b


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The Ghosts of Commerce
The Ghosts of Commerce

“The Ghosts of Commerce”
Photo of the Week #17, selected in September, 2019

I have always been fascinated by abandoned buildings, especially those that were storefronts, gas stations or other means of commerce. The photo of this rural drive-in store store was taken in Central Kansas and I have often wondered what it was like when it was first built and used. At first I thought it was a gas station, but there were no visible signs that gas pumps once stood there. Its sign has an odd shape on top, like perhaps someone wearing a chef’s hat, so I’ve been thinking it was a roadside bakery. It’s fun to guess!

This photo was also used for the cover of my fourth book of poetry, “Aspects Long Forgotten,” and also inspired the title piece of the book.

Here’s my photo on Imagekind:
https://www.imagekind.com/-the-ghosts-of-commerce-p_art?IMID=7d5ab23f-88f5-4a78-a3e8-b4b7d0a66ce2


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Late-Summer Sunflowers in Kansas
Late-Summer Sunflowers in Kansas

Photo of the Week 002- Originally Selected 5/25/19

My second weekly photo was another pic from Kansas, an iconic view of sunflowers… As always, please click on the link to view the clear, full-color image:
https://www.imagekind.com/-latesummer-sunflowers-in-kansasp_art?IMID=dc307c3b-3a31-4657-9827-9fb0d37547b7

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Sunrise Over El Dorado
El Dorado Reservoir, El Dorado, KS

Photo of the Week 001- Originally Selected 5/18/19 “Sunrise Over El Dorado”

With the recent retirement of my full-sized website, I’ve decided to revisit my “Photo of the Week” series from the start, which began in May of 2019.

It’s not all wheat fields and hay bales in Kansas, if you know where to look… As always, please click on the link to view the clear, full-color image:

https://www.imagekind.com/-sunrise-over-el-doradop_art?IMID=0910f143-542b-4e78-a267-609986bfbf0d

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