In and out of showers last week traffic pushed quickly along a southeast Kansas highway. A check in my mirror showed only the grill of an 18-wheeler seemingly focused on nothing but getting around or over The Eagle’s Honda.
I wondered if he’d have been in such a hurry if he’d have looked to the west. Kansas is home to some of America's best sunsets. like this one in southeast Kansas last week. Too bad more people don't slow down and enjoy them. It was far from the best sundowns I’ve seen in Kansas, even for this year, but it was was certainly watch-worthy.
Unfortunately too few people take notice of Kansas’ great sunsets.
Many times I’ve been working at The Eagle and see a great final salute to daylight while my co-workers work away without a notice.
Still, it seems most people enjoy a good sunset if someone else shows it to them.
After the semi roared around me last week I felt safe enough to pull on to a side road where I could park, enjoy the final minutes of the sunset and snap a few frames.
As it passed a driver stared first at me and the camera and then shot a glance where I was focused. The guy shot a hand towards the west, obviously bringing attention to the sunset to others in his car.
They didn’t stop but at least the car slowed to give everyone a better view.
Too bad they’d missed the best 10 minutes of the show because they simply weren’t looking.