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Monday, November 26, 2012

Prairie Wind

Flint Hills, Kansas (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

I grew up in Kansas. I consider myself a Kansas girl even though I've not lived there for nearly 30 years.  

If you've never lived near the open prairies, you can't begin to understand the winds of them. 

With no trees to break it, the wind buffets you everywhere you go. 

My high school was made up of many different buildings--one per subject. We left each building after class to walk to another building. To this day I shudder with the winter memory of walking to class in the biting cold Kansas wind. Sometimes the walk took up to seven or more minutes. (Now that school has enclosed all the walking areas!)

What about you? Have you ever experienced a prairie wind? How would you describe it? 


  1. We lived in Kansas for seven years just west of the Flint Hills. I learned early on to cut my hair a certain way so it didn't matter if the wind messed it up - everyone had "the windswept look."

    When I flew to Arizona for my grandmother's funeral, we landed in Phoenix and the pilot gave a weather report right before we landed. "It's quite windy today," he said. "Winds are at 25 mph." The man sitting beside me, who was from Wichita, and I laughed, agreeing that sounded normal for a day in Kansas.

    1. That's so true, Karen! Always windy. :-) I love the Flint Hills. Whenever I go back and see them, I'm always in awe of them. So beautiful and so amazing. God's creation is awesome!


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