Yesterday we drove the last Sherman County section of the proposed High Plains Scenic Byway. The wide sky was so beautiful and wildflowers were everywhere. These images are some of what we saw.
Plenty of wildflowers
This butterfly has found food on the thistle. Yellow and purple are opposite each other on the color wheel. In color science, colors opposite each other are complementary colors. They have maximum contrast and stability. We only see the combination as beautiful.
Monarch butterflies and honeybees love to forage on milkweed flowers. The photographer loves to take pictures of the flowers, butterflies and bees. The star-shaped blooms in various shades of pink are very attractive.
The theme song for this image is “Crimson and Clover”. The song is repeating itself in my head over and over. Looking at the flowers is easier on the eyes than hearing the lyrics are on the ears.
Purple and white clover are side by side, with a black-eyed Susan in the mix. Mother Nature is doing a great landscaping job.
More beauty than wildflowers
I am always fascinated by texture. This image features the rough texture of the worn, dry fence post and the spikes of the twisted barbed wire. And it has soft grass and smooth insulators.
Even at 65 mph, the beauty on the proposed byway is unmistakable.
Once the byway committee finishes its mile-by-mile report, officials from the Kansas Scenic Byway Committee will drive it. We look forward to having that step completed.
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