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
Morning Sunshine in The Bluffs Park - Junction City, Kansas
A Place of Tranquility - The Bluffs Park