i've been over to eastern Kansas and Oklahoma a couple times in the last few weeks.
it's a weird (but cool) mix of open prairie, forests,
and even a bit of the Ozark mountains.
to me, it's really interesting to see the terrain wrestling between Midwest and Southeast.
we'll be driving across the big, dry plains,
and then suddenly drop down into a watershed
with trees and hollows and a big muddy river.
the changes fascinate me.
i've encountered quick summer storms,
early fall downpours
and perfectly sunny days.