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I like 'change'.
That is ...depending on what it is.
When it comes to decorating my house I enjoy changing things up a bit. Adding something here or there or
taking something away.
Change can be fun.
However...there are some changes that I don't like.
There is a road to the north of us that I love to travel.
It is a narrow road that has neat little bends in it where there are lots of tree's and a creek and a few windmills
and even some cattle at times.
It's the perfect road to take a walk
and just enjoy the peace and
quiet of the country.
This spring this peaceful little road started to see
some changes. They started bringing in gravel
at the corner of this road and the one we live
on. We started to see large equipment digging
a hole and then a huge pipe was installed.
See that large tank in the background?
They erected that this summer a couple of miles from us.
And it's right down the road from my favorite little corner.
This tank will eventually be filled with water after the large pipes are laid from here to Wichita and from there
to a salt mine that is about 25 miles from us.
This spot seems to be the middle point.
It seems that the salt from this old mine is seeping into the ground water and working it's way to the city.
They figure that they can fill the tank with clean water and then flush the water down into the water table hoping that the salt will be washed back towards the mine. I hope it works...but in the meantime
the beautiful landscape around us is being changed.
If you look closely at this picture you can see the
little orange flags in the left corner.
The large pipes will likely be laid somewhere through this intersection and all the way down
this road heading towards
our corner and beyond...to the salt mine.
My sweet little spot may be changed forever.
I noticed the other day when I drove through here after
I took these photo's that the cattle are gone.
I'm very grateful that I took these
when I did.
This little fellow was trying to get a drink.
He quit when he saw us coming towards him.
But I did manage to get this shot.
See the little milk bubbles?
Watching the changes to this little peice of
has made me realize again the importance
of taking photo's.
Don't wait for 'next time'.
You may never get that oportunity again.
I hope you have a WONDERFUL day.