Photo Essay: Spring at Botanica

Botanica: The Wichita Gardens is known for their extensive tulip beds and flowering trees that put on a real show on the odd lucky springs when the Kansas winds don’t blow the blossoms away. For the first time in several years, I had the chance to grab my camera and take a stroll around the…

Photo Essay: Spring Blossoms

“The perfect blossom is a rare thing.” – Katsumoto, The Last Samurai I love the first signs of spring. Since I live in the Great Plains, it’s usually the vast green carpet of wheat sprouting in the fields, followed by flowering trees. There’s something about the delicate determination of fragile flowers reaching for the sky, undeterred…

Spring Always Comes

It’s one of my favorite times of year. Everywhere you look trees and bushes are budding out, ready to burst forth in celebration of spring. A grey, monotone winter begins to give way to green and new shoots pop through last autumn’s blanket of leaves. But my favorite part about spring in Kansas is the…