Fall in the Flint Hills

Fall Afternoon on the Prairie

There are a lot of things to like about fall, the cooler weather, the change in wildlife as bird migrations take place, the anticipation of Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner, and of course the changing colors of the world.

I live on the northern end of the Flint Hills, the last large continuous area of tall grass prairie left in North America. The tall grass prairie used to stretch from Oklahoma up into Canada, but only around 4% still remains. Living in a prairie region, the fall colors around me aren’t the spectacular reds of the northeast or the vibrant golds and yellows of the mountain aspens. There are some vibrant yellows on the trees in my part of Kansas, which can be really striking.  A more subtle source of fall color though, are the grasses out on the prairie. When the grasses first change to their fall colors, there is a luster to them that I find really beautiful. The different hues and shades of colors you can find in the grasses if you spend time looking can be surprisingly varied and beautiful. Continue reading “Fall in the Flint Hills” »

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2017 Kansas Landscapes and Nature Calendar

2017 Calendar
2017 Calendar

 

It is hard to believe that 2017 is just around the corner (where did 2016 go?), but it is time to start thinking about the new year. I’ve got my 2017 Kansas Nature and Landscape calendars for sale online  now.

The calendars are $15.50 each, $14.50 if ordering 2-9 and $13.50 if ordering 10 or more (prices do not include shipping). These calendars are printed on demand and will ship direct from the printer, so please allow 10-14 days to receive your order.

 

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Caught on the Edge – A quiet Fall moment for the October print sale

Caught on the Edge
Caught on the Edge

 

This Fall has been a subdued one for me for several reasons. Accordingly, the photo “Caught on the Edge” seemed to be a good one for my October (actually October-November) print of the month sale. I made this photo at a small cascade on Wildcat Creek where it flows around Wildcat Park. I used a telephoto lens to isolate a small area where some fall leaves had gotten caught at the edge of one of the small drops in the stone. To me, this photo captures a quiet moment of Fall-something I could always use more of. I hope it brings that feeling to its viewers.

This print sale will run until the afternoon of November 3rd and is for a 16×20″ Canvas Gallery Wrap for $99 – a little over 50% off the regular price. The canvas can be order at this link.

 

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