The Kansas state flower has become a secondary crop for farmers. Across the fruited plain can be seen rolling fields of yellow outlined in green. Giant blooms droop on tall stalks, no longer able to follow the sun. Yellow faces facing to the east gathering the rays of rising Ole Sol.
Soon they will be in a truck headed for a processing plant. Becoming oil or littering the floor of a baseball dug out. For now it is a carpet of yellow tinged in green.
What a future for what was once a weed.
For this time of year temps have been moderate, high 80’s n low 90’s, which is almost pleasant. Needing some moisture though, things are drying out. The green carpet will turn brown shortly getting ready for fall.
Had a struggle getting pictures loaded into the blogs today. Things have changed for the worse again. Loaded 30 some pictures yesterday and took almost half hour to get them posted. Used to take a few minutes. Internet explorer is still acting up and freezing. Loaded google chrome and I am having less problems, now it is a learning curve.
Took a short trip past week gathering material and sight seeing. Keep forgetting how many small towns there are. Most have old decayed buildings left over from the dirty thirties that make for some great pictures. I took almost 200 photos, now I have to sort them out and post into some sites.
End of year and the flies are hatching. Man are they pesky. Then living next to the pastures and horses it’s to be expected.
Hope your weekend is progressing as you want.
Chap 3 is up…………………. http://1johnbord-blog.blogspot.com/2010/08/travels-by-rails-iii.html