I love the way this sculpture, located in Ironwoods Park in Leawood not too far from the Oxford School House, is set on slabs of native stone with prairie grasses and wildflowers in the background.  I’m sure it’s much more picturesque in the spring, or any summer not fighting an aggressive drought, but I found it to really capture life on the prairie in another generation none-the-less.

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  1. Kansas City has such beautiful art places in its public spaces. I’ve alway loved that town (I went to KU and a lot of my friends were from there). I’m putting together some photography of the public sculptures here in Dallas – good to see you doing the same thing in KC.

    Thanks for sharing.

    • Send me the links to your Dallas pics! Also, I have to go back there for work again next week (third time in the past few months). I usually stay at Hotel Zaza. Any suggestions of good things to photograph on an early morning walk before I head to my meetings near there?

      • Early morning from Zaza? – Maybe the Dallas Arts District – great architecture there. Or ride the McKinney avenue trolley. If you can – go visit the Dallas Arboretum to see the Chihuly exhibit there (I’m putting tons of photos of that on my blog).

        I put most of my photography on my blog – billchance(dot)org – hope you have fun here, remember – hydrate or die.

      • I found some fun architecture, but holy cow was it hot this last trip! Even first thing in the morning at what should be the coolest part of the day was it hot and sticky and awful! Maybe next trip it will have cooled off a bit and I can get more shot in the 30-45 minutes I have at dawn. I would LOVE to go to the Arboretum if it works out. Your photos from there are just gorgeous! Thanks for the tips!

  2. My great grandparents homesteaded near Salina, Kansas in the late 1800’s. It is said my grandmother was born in a sod house during a rain storm and they had to hold an umbrella over g-gma’s head to keep the rain off of her because of the leaky sod roof. This reminded me of them. Thanks

    • Wow, what a story! It’s a beautiful place, here on the prairie, but I can’t even begin to imagine the hard life it was back in the day.


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About Sage Scott

Shutterbug Sage began as a 365 photo project.


Photography, Sculptures of Kansas City


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