April 3, 2010
Today was a big day. I made the transition from Kansas to Colorado and seeing those mountains rising up from the sheer flatness that I spent 2 days driving across, well, it made my heart sing a little.
This shot was taken just west of Topeka, KS and it tickled me... not only do I love that the name of the exit is simply "Ranch Rd" but also the illusion that it's pointing into vast nothingness. There is a lot of vast nothingness in KS, but there is also a beauty to the rolling open spaces and sky. It also reminds me of the sweet memories I have from several cross country drives with friends and family, and I almost have to laugh at the number of times I've seen this stretch of Hwy 70 West.