|Mill Creek Valley Full of Clouds|
|Point and Click at 75 MPH|
Sometimes on the way to work in the morning, the valleys east of Buffalo Mound are full of clouds. It must be the warm waters of Mill Creek and the Kansas River responsible for this beautiful sight. Naturally, I am always in a hurry to get to work, and it against the law to stop except for emergencies, but I discovered my new camera can take acceptable photos at 75 mph.
When I see Kansas at sunrise like this, I consider that before human beings ever set eyes on these hills, even before the tipis of the Plains peoples were ever staked to this soil, the valleys were filling with clouds in exactly this manner.
What if the waters were pure again? What if there were no roads, no interstates cutting through the natural landscape? No fields, no invasive plants, no trees, no human beings? What if all man-made noises were to cease?
The beauty of the earth will endure beyond our selfish and destructive sojourn here. I am certain of it.
|North from Buffalo Mound|