Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Roadside Beauty

We like to explore the highways and byways in Kansas as we drive to and from Grandma's house in north central Kansas.  There are many abandoned farm houses, especially those made from limestone.  Limestone is widely available in the area and used for homes, and fence posts.  The limestone is so sturdy and continues to stand for years while the roof and all wood on the home rots and falls down around it.  As we took in the sights, we noticed that most all farms had lilacs blooming.  Even the abandoned farms had abundant purple blooms dancing in the wind.  I wondered how long the bushes had been there?  How many people were blessed with the fragrant blossoms?   
Lilac bush on the left.

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