Mainly pictures tonight as my mind is wandering all over the place. It has been a tough week as I remember a classmate who passed over the weekend. The service will be tomorrow just as the course I am teaching starts for the day.
It will be a bit hard to concentrate as my mind will be far away in Kansas.
I grew up in Red Dirt Country in Kansas. Just west of town were some beautiful red hills. I have so many memories of driving through this area.
Unfortunately a couple months ago this area was burnt along with a large percentage of Clark County. My friend who passed away lived in Englewood, Kansas which was one of the places that was most affected by the fires. See: Burning Kansas
Many residents of Englewood, including my friend and his parents, lost their homes in the fire.
The Red Hills are also very beautiful in the snow. See: Red Hills in Snow
I am also thinking about Castle Rock which is near Quinter, Kansas. I was looking through some of my old pictures looking for inspiration tonight and seeing pictures of Castle Rock brought a post into focus.
You can read more about the history and geology of Castle Rock by clicking on the link in this sentence.
I will share two more pictures that were not in the previous post.
Here is a picture of the Badlands that are right next to Castle Rock. The rock formations were really amazing. The geography of Kansas is so diverse. You only need to get a few miles off the highways to see that Kansas is not so flat as people think.
I hope you enjoyed this little glimpse of Kansas Geology.