It's time for [Mostly] Wordless Wednesday! I had a different photo planned for today of Pikes Peak covered in snow, which officially means fall to me, even if the fall equinox isn't for a couple days. However, there was low cloud cover, which made the photo a bit too hazy for my liking. Instead, here's Kansas:
We were on a road trip through Kansas, from Colorado to Kansas City. When we got far enough into eastern Colorado, we hit nothing but rural areas, basically consisting of fields, with an occasional giant weather vane, barn, silo or oil drill thingy (no idea what those are actually called, but they're the ones that look like the dippy/drinking birds). This continued across the majority of Kansas. Some of the buildings were so aged and creepy looking that I started keeping watch for the Children of the Corn and warned my husband that if the car broke down neither of us was walking to one of those farms. No way. Killer Corn Satan would have eaten our faces off. I am not down with that. And evil children are freaky. Thus, no Children of the Corn. They would have tried to convert my babies to Freaky Corn Demon Children. Not okay.
Setting all of that aside, there's something about the look of a silo or aged barn against a darkening sky that appeals to me. I spent part of my youth on a ranch in Oregon, so there's something familiar and homey about farmland (despite my fear of Murderous Corn Monsters). There were some great shots I simply couldn't capture (I took this out the window while we were in motion and was surprised it turned out so well), but sunset was truly gorgeous out there. We passed several old homesteads, which I have an odd obsession with, but not until it was too dark for me to bother getting photos. Next time, next time.
What is your favorite area to travel through (not to)? What is your least favorite? What sort of setting do you find the most stunning?
May you find your Muse.