Monday, April 4, 2011

South Wind People

Kansas is named after the Kansa Indians, whose name means "people of the south wind." As yesterday's blast furnace, southern wind, stirred whitecaps on farm ponds and rocketed temperature into the low 90's, I was reminded of the aptness of my state's name.

Before the wind wreaked havoc on my weekend, I enjoyed a beautiful Saturday afternoon walking the Kansas River levee trail. The river is the main attraction.

However, after about a mile into the walk, the cottonwoods blocked my view of the river, so I set my eyes on other sights:

Which one of these items did I really want to bring home?

the answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind,


Johnny said...

The object in photo number five is an interesting piece. It looks like an old refrigerator converted into some kind of smoker. Do you have any idea what it is? No matter what it looks kind of dangerous...

muddywaters said...

Johnny, that is a smoker, and that's the one item I'd like to take it home. I like the idea of someone rigging a smoker out of something discarded. No one should spend thousands on a smoker.

Steve O said...

Josh Ritter on NPR

Johnny said...

Its a cool piece.