We were going through flat land punctuated with oil wells, small oil tanks,windmills, and grain elevators. Come to think of it, that would describe several states, but we were in Kansas.
The wind farms were impressive. I took a number of pictures and discovered white blades against a light blue sky do not work. I have only one shot of a lone windmill and present it here with a flourish.
There were small oil wells scattered everywhere, many of them pumping away. Three years ago when we were on that same highway, most wells were still. That’s not to say they were stills; stills produce moonshine in the Tennessee hills.
Grain storage buildings and elevators lined the railroad tracks at intervals. John knew lots about the movement of grain. He said one fifth of the wheat grown in the US is grown in Kansas. Those grain facilities proved it. I took these shots from the interstate. John read a sign that said grain elevators are called the cathedrals of the prairie. They were impressive in that flat landscape.