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From Kansas To Texas And Back – Day One

From Kansas to Texas and Back – Day One – Driving Across Kansas

This could be an interesting trip.
Crazy Kansas weather!
Driving. Started in a rain. Rain turns to snow. Snow turns to sleet. Fog moves in.
It was just spring weather a day ago now this road looks like a blizzard!
Top of the hill straight ahead. The animals are confused too.
One big ol’ buck and 3 doe run across the highway. Just around the corner. Two calves are walking in the ditch.
Maybe the wind opened a gate.
35 miles from home. A scared looking totally confused and half frozen coyote sitting near the road.
And then.
A bull! Yes. There’s a fence down. Maybe this wind has blown it over.
The dam. Must drive over the dam and pass the lake. Wind, rain, snow, slick roads.
These roads have gone from dry to wet to really wet to slick then back to dry and back to wet…
This all happens before I even get to the interstate.
Merge into traffic. Head east.
Fog comes back and WIND!
Wind hits me broad side and tries to push me off the road.
It’s a fight to keep it between the lines.
There’s a huge sign for the presidential library and museum.
I’m sure I just saw part of Ike’s face fly loose
and disappear into the fog.
More snow with the wind.
And then it stops.

Songs Of Silence —
1/160 sec – f/10 – ISO 100 – 35mm

I drive out of the storm.
Crazy strange storm.
Even by Kansas standards this was a very crazy storm.
Roads are much dryer. Fog lifts.
What was that??? Did I just drive past a field of llamas?
or was it Alpaca.
What kind of crazy storm did Kansas cook up this time?
Did I just land over the rainbow?
First stop is near.
Feels like I drove for days and it’s only lunchtime.
Lunch stop. Storm gone. Roads clear.
Final part of today’s drive is uneventful.
But that start!!!
Yep this could be a very interesting journey.


Has It Really Been That Long?

Holy Cow! Has it really been that long since I wrote a blog post?!

Boy am I getting good at abandoning the blog for long periods of time. Sheesh!

So sorry about that. Guess I’ve just been busy with other projects. I’m sure you all know how that goes.

Masked Marauder
-digital painting

Hmmm, what have I been up to the last few months…

…well, during the holidays I’m always busy with the crafty things [The Craft Basket in Alton, Kansas – Craft ‘N Chat in Osborne, Kansas – and my own little crafty business KKH Crafts] and there’s craft fairs to sell at

…like a lot of us those dang Dr. visits get in the way but I have fully recovered from the cancer scare from about this time last year, found a procedure that is doing wonders for the migraines!!, and as we speak wearing one of those dang 7 day heart monitors. Eh it’s always something!

…there’s always the visits to see the kids and that rare occasion when they are home at the same time

…our county fair had many photo ops this year from the parade to the barrel racing, from the rodeo to the slip and slide kickball tournament

Cowboy Up

…there was the Alton Jubilee to shoot again this past summer

…the dogs to take care of. Yes I said dogs – plural; we gained a new family member recently. Her name is Dixie and she’s a little 1 year old Chihuahua mix. She and old Bella dog seem to be getting along just fine


…the KPPA events have been great and I am currently getting ready for the Winter Expo and the 2018 image competition. Wish me luck! I will be entering both the Photographic Open and the new Artist competition.

…I have joined a group of people from around Osborne County who are part of the Osborne County Community Foundation and I am using a few Photoshop skills to help them create a county wide community calendar

Osborne County Kansas

…I think I will soon be attending a Women’s retreat in Bandera, Tx  organized by Christ Centered Retreats – I’ll mostly be there to photograph the event but I’m sure I’ll have a lot of fun as well.

So you see I haven’t been ignoring you all on purpose. I’ve just been occupied elsewhere.

You can always like KKH Photos on Facebook to keep up with what I’m doing, and now you can follow me on Instagram! Yes; I’ve finally scratched “set up Instagram page” off my to do list and got it done. I’ve even made a few posts over there!

I will try to do better with the blog and make more posts here in 2018. Really I will!


I hope.