Tuesday, May 20, 2008

corners of my home...sorta


Over the past few years I have done a few posts about the corners of my home.  About my favorite chair or my kitchen or my flowers or my sewing nook.  But you wanna know what my favorite part of my world is?  Just being here in Kansas.  It may be a bit harder to appreciate the beauty here.  Mountains...nope.  Oceans...nope.  Trees...okay maybe a few.  But where else can you looks across the prairie on a clear day and see the back of your head?  Hee hee just kidding!


Kansas has a serene beauty.  Peaceful rolling hills that are pure and untouched.  A few cows maybe, but there are miles and miles without towers or cities or pollution or congestion or cell phone service or mind numbing noise.  Just quiet.  Peace.  God.  Pure.  Simple.  Welcome to my home.

These pics were taken at a cattle pen in the Flint Hills of East Central Kansas.  There are a few more on Flickr if you click on the badge at your left!  Enjoy.

23 comments:

Carolyn said...

Oh, Heidi, I so agree. You are looking out my back door. I stopped and took pictures of cows on the way to work the other day (maybe I should post them sometime?????). THAT is what I love about living. The beauty, the simpliness of it, the sense of being safe, not worrying about who is just around the corner. I love my little corner of the world too!

Sarah and Jack said...

Kansas is crazy beautiful. We will back there in about 2 weeks to ride Thomas again, and I cant wait!

Amanda said...

I love the Kansas landscape, I find the openness and the big sky to be absolutely stunning! Lovely pictures, they're very nice corners of your "home".

Kat - Taylor Made designs said...

simply gorgeous. You are so lucky to have these landscapes as part of your home.

amandajean said...

beautiful photos. I'd love to visit Kansas sometime.

Dr. Bill ;-) said...

Thanks for the posted photos, the narrative... and the added comments from folks. The Kansas Flint Hills are a special, distinctive place.

amandajean, we'd love to have you come visit!

I really enjoy my Google Alert for Blogs on “Kansas Flint Hills!”
Yours came up today!
Our 22 county Flint Hills Tourism Coalition, Inc. promotes visits to the Kansas Flint Hills – the website is: http://www.kansasflinthills.travel/
Hard to believe it has been over a year now since the 22 page color photo spread in National Geographic’s April 2007 Issue on the Kansas Flint Hills, as a distinctive landscape. We are now working to get the Kansas Flint Hills designated as a National Heritage Area.
We would appreciate a link from your site, to ours, if you are willing to do so. THANKS!
Best wishes!
Dr. Bill ;-)
Personal Blog: http://flinthillsofkansas.blogspot.com/

jessi said...

beautiful - thanks for sharing!

Lara said...

Heidi-
Love the quilts. So gorgeous. Would love details about the wedding!!! Pretty, Pretty, Home Sweet Home near the Flint Hills!

Erin said...

Sounds like a wonderful place to raise a family. The photo's are beautiful.

Carolyn said...

Hey Heidi -- I'm challenging you to write a post about the things you love about your Blackberry. I want to see if there is anything I'm not doing with mine. I never realized a cell phone could be such a great organizational tool!

Did I ever send you the script for Blog Kansas...I thought I did, but looking through my "sent" bin...I'm thinking I didn't.

Just let me know...

mushroommeadows said...

wow...amazing pictures. Here in southern California, you get both ocean and mountains; so, seeing just the plains is amazing. plain amazing!

amy h said...

The Flint Hills are so pretty. I love to drive through them.

Monkey Giggles said...

Hello sweet friend. It looks so peaceful. Thank you for sharing.

nikko said...

So pretty.

At first I thought that was your back yard... ;o) Can you imagine? I'm from the Northwest, so I used to think beauty was all ocean and evergreens and snow capped mountains. Now I'm learning to appreciate it all over the place.

Mariss said...

So are you telling me that "amber waves of grain" don't count as an ocean! Just kidding. Kansas is beautiful. I've driven across it three times, and although it seemed to take forever, and I was attacked by a severe windstorm of tumbleweeds, I thought it was amazing. You're lucky to have that view as your backyard!

Mrs.Kwitty said...

It's beautiful.
Smiles.

Heather said...

Very nice, Heidi. Very.
Hey, can you tell me your shortcut for creating the photo collages your posting? thanks!

Leigh Ann said...

It is a beautiful landscape. We haven't done much traveling outside of our area but what we've seen is pretty.

iSew said...

Beautiful.
I lived in Kansas City for about a year and I really loved it. I know it's not the same as the prairie, but I do appreciate how pretty it is.

Holly said...

It is so beautiful. Oh, how I miss the Midwest!

Kerry and Rachel said...

The prarie has it's own special beauty. I love the "big sky" that comes with it.
Thanks for sharing your photos.

Melissa said...

oh, your photos are beautiful heidi. i have never lived anywhere that's flat, and doesn't have the ocean or mountains nearby. but i understand- it's peaceful, it's quiet, and allows room for thinking... thank you for sharing it! x

Ragged Roses said...

What beautiful scenery, right on your doorstep. How lovely
Kimx