© Brad Mangas

It’s easy to become use to the rural scenes living in this part of the country. We’re lucky enough here to be able to drive for hours through farmlands and prairies in between small town that dot the roadways of Kansas. I never seem to grow tired of the view. Each new field each new group of cottonwoods every small stream all seem to make me slow down and take a look. So it’s not hard for me to spend time standing on a field and thinking how lucky I am just to have the open space and pleasant view. A group of hay bales and a row of cottonwood trees seemed to do the trick this day.