Rain in the Flint Hills of Kansas. I took these on my iPhone from the moving Jeep, so the quality isn’t the best.
No matter how many times I see it, no matter the season, I never get sick of looking at the stretch of road on I-35 between Emporia and El Dorado. On a few trips I have taken south from KC, I have actually taken the scenic byway at Cassoday. It’s worth it, especially in the spring and summer, even if it’s raining it is gorgeous to see.
I noticed that at least one farmer was burning a field somewhere as we drove through. Not close enough for us to see the smoke, but I could smell it. I love that smell. It reminds me of summer and childhood. Where I grew up, it wasn’t that far from the countryside, so I would sometimes smell it on the breeze. Where we live now you have to drive a good distance before you hit the country, so my kids are not used to it at all. I had to explain what it was and why it is done.
We are making that trip again, twice, this Thursday. Considering the subject matter on the other end of the first trip, I am glad I will get to see the Flint Hills again in the daylight at least once before we reach our destination.