Family Flashbacks (1): Fall Finery

Six years ago today found us in our second day of a long-treasured road trip that took us from our then home in Omaha, Nebraska to the coast of California and back. I am planning to follow my archive of photos from that trip and bring you a few of my favorite memories. To start this up, we were driving through Kansas and made a side trip to a geological formation called Monument Rocks, which was very interesting to be sure, but I remember best this rutted access road to the monument through the prairie, with the old double cottonwood in glorious autumn display and the old windmill in the distance.

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19 Responses to Family Flashbacks (1): Fall Finery

  1. What a beautiful road ruts and all. That double cottonwood is lit beautifully and worthy of a memory. Looking forward to more of the trip. I like the inclusion of the windmill too.

    • krikitarts says:

      The rutted path helped to make it a memorable side trip, and I’ve had a special fondness for cottonwoods for a long time. And, yes, I am also looking forward to bringing you more.

  2. So you’re saying that Monument Rocks rocks; we hope we’ll see a picture of that, too.

  3. seekraz says:

    I like it a lot, Gary…the slowing rising hills, the old road through the grass, the fence-line, a windmill, and the beautiful cottonwoods…so very nice.

  4. Adrian Lewis says:

    Beautiful landscape, my friend. :)

  5. Meanderer says:

    The cottonwood is glorious – and I love the iconic windmill. I can imagine walking amidst those grasses in the foreground – hearing the soft rustling sound and running my hands through them.

  6. shoreacres says:

    This is just wonderful. Monument Rocks is one of my favorite places in the world; it was one of the places I visited on my 70th birthday trip through the midwest. Some of my photos and my writing about are here.

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