Our Summer Walks

One of our views on our morning walks.

I am pretty sure few people think of the state of Kansas when they think of a place of beautiful, breath-taking scenery. But I do. I love the prairie, so it’s not a stretch. I actually love nature and different land and rock formations, so anywhere I go, I am enthralled. As an adult, I live one state away from where I grew up, and both states (Nebraska and Kansas) have beautiful sunrises and sunsets. It didn’t lose any specialness for me when my sister-in-law explained our spectacular views are created with the light filtering through all of the dust in our Midwest air.

I have been sharing some sunrise shots on Facebook, and decided to make a compilation blog of some of my favorite views. Summers in Kansas are hot, and at least in eastern Kansas, exquisitely humid. Since we love our outdoor walks, in the summer we walk before we eat breakfast or meditate. It works, even when the humidity is over 90 percent.

We live a mile away from the Kansas River, which has a levee built on the north side of the river. In-between the levee and the river is a wooded area. There’s a walking trail and a mountain bike trail. We prefer the smooth, gravel trail for ease in walking. On the north side of the levee are homes and farmland. Since I grew up on a farm, watching the crops grow is something I enjoy.

About halfway on our levee walk.
I love the interaction of clouds and sun.
Here in Kansas, we had smoke from wildfires, I believe from Canada.
He thought I needed an action shot! This gives me a smile.
The pylon has become our turning around point of our walk. Sometimes it’s a relief to reach it, and sometimes the walk goes so quickly, it’s surprising to arrive. And sometimes we walk beyond it when we’re feeling spritely.
And sometimes we walk in our neighborhood, which includes crossing railroad tracks. I love the morning sun reflected on the rails.

Published by Lorna

I spend time hanging out with my husband, those two adults I had the privilege of momming, and two grandchildren. I love connecting with my friends and talking about what’s important to us over a cup of local jo. You can find me outside taking walks, bicycling, tending our wild yard, or inside cooking Gluten-free yummy food, knitting, crocheting, sewing, reading, and catching up with my large extended family. After exploring approaches to life, I have decided the guide for me is Love. And that keeps me grinning.

16 thoughts on “Our Summer Walks

    1. Thanks for the compliments to Kansas. Since it is also hot and humid in Kansas in the summer, the morning is the best time to be outdoors. Thus the catching of the sunrise!


  1. Thanks for sharing your photos and your journey. Those sunset moments feel sacred and make me pause and reorients my mindset. The older I get, the more I crave quiet and being outside.


  2. I was born in Kansas and to this day believe we have the most beautiful hills, sunrises and sunsets, and late night skies and early mornings. We have lived in other countries and and seen many beautiful things but am always happy to come home and watch the BIG sun and moon…..in season. O give me land, lots of land….and call it Kansas.


  3. Lorna, I love your pics on Facebook and these with your meanderings are wonderful! Thank you for making my day brighter and nicer!


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