A Peaceful Walk in the Kansas Snow

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A Peaceful Walk in the Kansas Snow

In some parts of the United States, snow is common and abundant during the Winter months.  Winter in Kansas is cold, but measurable snow is not as prevalent and long-lasting as it is in other areas of the country.  When the conditions are just right, the Sunflower State (or parts of it) get a nice blanket of snow!

Northeast Kansas had its first measurable snowfall of 2011 on January 9 and another round of snow fell throughout much of the day yesterday.  When I woke up this morning, there were about two more inches of snow on top of the snow that had not already melted from the first significant snowfall.

With nature and scenic photography as one of my passions, I had to go out and capture some images of the Kansas Winter landscape!  These photos I shot are not of what you might consider to be the typical Kansas landscape.  Contrary to popular belief, Kansas is not an entirely treeless, flat land!  Much of the land is flat and sparse on trees, but Kansas might surprise you with its wooded areas, hills, and other interesting features!

To capture these photos, I didn't have to venture very far.  The Bluffs Park is an attractive area adjacent to The Bluffs Apartments in Junction City, Kansas.  I drove about two miles one way to take a walk through the fresh snow and capture the beauty of nature on this Thursday morning!  Here is part of what I saw:

A Snowy Trail Through The Bluffs Park - Junction City, Kansas

The Bluffs Park - Junction City, Kansas

Morning Sunshine in The Bluffs Park - Junction City, Kansas

The Bluffs Park - Junction City, Kansas

A Place of Tranquility - The Bluffs Park

The Bluffs Park - Junction City, Kansas

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Comments (8)

Mike Russell
Mike Russell Real Estate Group - Overland Park, KS
Overland Park Kansas Real Estate

Great pictures, I love the snow but my back is feeling the effects.

Jan 20, 2011 08:44 AM
Paul Franciskato
Asset Brokering Services - Junction City, KS

Michael - I take it you have been busy shovelling?!!  I hear that the Kansas City area has had quite a bit of snow so far!

Jan 20, 2011 08:49 AM
Michael A. Caruso
Surterre Properties - Laguna Niguel, CA

Great shots. Looks pretty with the sun peeking through.



Jan 20, 2011 09:08 AM
Brenda Whitman, Live in Laramie Real Estate
Live in Laramie Real Estate, Laramie, Wyoming - Laramie, WY
Broker/Co-Owner, Laramie, Wyoming

Thanks for the pictures, you are right - I never would have guessed that was Kansas!

Jan 20, 2011 10:19 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Paul - I had no idea that Kansas had areas that appear mountainous.  That's really a gorgeous sight!

Jan 20, 2011 11:45 AM
Paul Franciskato
Asset Brokering Services - Junction City, KS

Michael Caruso - Thanks!  I thought so too.

Brenda - If you go less than a mile down the road where I took the photos, you would see the stereotypical cornfields and relatively flat lands!

Myrl - Thanks!  You'd be surprised at what you can find in Kansas as far as scenery.  Some areas in Kansas do have rugged landscape similar to the foothills of the Rockies, but Kansas does not have any mountains.

Jan 20, 2011 02:44 PM
Chris Alston
Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California) - Campbell, CA
Silicon Valley, California

It does look peaceful, and really cold...  I mean really cold!!!

Jan 20, 2011 04:38 PM
Paul Franciskato
Asset Brokering Services - Junction City, KS

Chris - I think the temperature was in the teens.  So yes, it was cold!  The good thing is the wind was light which made it not as bad as it could have been!

Jan 21, 2011 07:19 AM