On a warm winter day I went for a drive with my father. We had driven out into the country so that I could photograph the grave of a Civil War veteran from the area for the local museum. On our way back I took a long detour to see what I could capture. I drive the country roads around my home town of Richmond, KS pretty regularly in the summer when I am there, but winter brings a different perspective that I rarely get to see.
As the sun began to set the light became perfect for photographing the landscape. I got out of the car and walked along this country road snapping pictures and taking advantage of the light. This tree has always been a fascination for me. As long as I can remember it has sat along the side of the road all alone, like many trees in Kansas. As the light fell I got down on one knee in the middle of the road and took this shot. I love the feeling of the emptiness of the prairie that it gives me. It is a reminder of home, but also that there is a road leading there. I love the peace and tranquility of the light as the sun sets. I hope you enjoy it and please share what it says to you.