Up In Smoke

Fields burning southeast of Topeka late Sunday afternoon.

The burning of the fields is a spring ritual in Kansas. The beauty of the pastures as they burn day and night has been wonderfully photographed by many great photographers. These are just a few quick phone photographs as Laura and I rode southeast out of Topeka this afternoon after KU softball. Strong breezes kept the smoke blowing to the north and away from the roads we pedaled along.

As the old growth goes up in smoke, the charred earth soon gives way to lush green fields perfect for the cattle that graze on the new grass. The haze of the burning days must rankle environmentalists, but this is one Kansas tradition even a “tree hugger” like me looks forward to seeing each spring.

Darkened fields soon give way to lush pasture

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