My folks live in a small town on the edge of the tallgrass prairie. Today my hubby and I finally took time to venture out to the Konza prairie trail just outside of Manhattan, Kansas. It's maintained by the Nature Conservancy and is an opportunity to hike through the Flint Hills which is some of the last native prairie in Kansas. We hiked for miles to the top and enjoyed the beautiful vista below. It was chilly, but the sun was shining and it made for a wonderful time together. For those of you who have never experienced true Kansas...it's not flat. Most of the hike was either hiking up, or down.
There are trees in the hollows where the runoff from the rain allows them to grow. This one is probably hundreds of years old.
Trees in the flint hills find a way to grow. This one was growing from the middle of a rock.
This one was totally burned out from a prairie fire and it made a nice frame for me or a home for an animal or two.