Normally, the pastoral scene in the Kansas Prairie are the cows in the fields grazing peacefully upon the rich native grasses. See a donkey or two in the mix kind of messes with the scene. There were two donkeys when we arrived; well, coming to a screeching halt out in the middle of the raw Kansas countryside. When I got out of the truck, oh so eager to photograph the donkey staring at me, he trotted off not caring to have a thing to do with a human. Another donkey emerged from the crowd of curious cows, and at a safe enough distance, began grazing. I have no idea how to call a donkey or get its attention. “Here donkey, donkey,” does not work. Click photo to view in detail at Surface and Surface Photography Gallery.
Early this evening, the clouds were surreal and beautiful as a red-tailed hawk took flight and soared in an updraft. Even though I only had a short lens attached to my camera and could capture a fleeting image of the hawk, I enjoyed watching and photographing the magnificent bird. Photographed in the Kansas countryside under the forever Kansas skies. Click image for detailed Gallery view at Surface and Surface Photography Gallery.
Spring is arriving and blooming late this year as it has been mostly cold with snow even in the beginning of May. The nights and early mornings are still cold with usually in need of a heater. By the time spring gets started, summer will arrive. Thankfully, there has been a good amount of moisture revealing the drought conditions. It is so wonderful to see the ponds full and creeks flowing.