Essays taken from a weekly newspaper column published in the Washington County News, Washington, Kansas. Look for my book, "Dispatches From Kansas," available from Amazon.com, or from the author.
I'm going to go ahead and ask what that first photo is, but I'm not sure I want you to tell me...The road at 5 a.m. - do they still use picket snow fence there to keep the drifts off the road?As for those sinks... Those are the coldest pictures I've ever seen.
Linda -- Coldest? You should have been there! The first photo is of a flathead catfish head stuck on a road sign. As you can tell, it's been there a while. And it was very, very big. As for the road at 5 a.m., no pickets--those were drifts carved open by the graders. In some places the drifts were higher than my truck, a Dodge 4x4 pickup. We've never had snow like this since we moved here. I'm ready for the desert, or southern Mexico.
That catfish almost looks like a cowhead. Quite a startling sight!Now, is that Jenni that won me? I was excited when I saw my name there, but then I also saw you had thousands of entries. Jenni is not an uncommon name. I'll cross my fingers and email my address just in case, but I'll refrain from doing my happy dance until I know for sure.
Jenni -- Do a happy dance.
The window photo reminds me of an Andrew Wyeth painting.
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