...why God made those Fly Over States...

Have you heard the latest single -Fly Over States- released from Jason Aldean's album, My Kinda Party?

I must admit, this song has grown on me to the point that I almost get shivers up my spine from some of the lyrics. This song says exactly how I feel about living smack-dab in the middle of the U.S. on this awesome, beautiful prairie.

Don't knock these "flat, boring" states until you've spent a few days in our neck of the woods. The sunsets and sunrises alone will take your breath away, and that doesn't account for all the other glorious landscapes you might see in the course of 4 seasons.

And so here's a brief pictorial of photos I've taken over the past 4 years, proving just why God did make these fly over states......

miles and miles of sunflowers demand more than just a passing glance

a black and white photo helps remind us of simpler times

a harvest moon in Kansas?!

a pond glows in sunlight after a massive thunderstorm

and you didn't think the prairie had color in autumn?

yup, just another glorious sunrise in Kansas (yawn)

I just love how I can make a muddy road look glamorous

snow dusts the prairie

the prairie wakes up to another bright day

and the prairie winds down with a big bang sunset

amazing how many different colors the prairie sunset has to offer

longhorn cattle grace the vast plains

even in black and white, the plains are beautiful

another Kansas harvest moon... in winter??

the Kansas farmer has a full and busy day on the plains

even the storms are beautiful on the prairie

autumn in its full Kansas splendor

the setting sun casts its final rays upon the plains

rainbows are commonplace on the plains after storms

another glorious start to the day

I must admit I'm a little bit disappointed in the Aldean crew's video rendition. I guess the upside is that if you want to know the lyrics, you'll certainly learn them from watching the video.  In spite of the video's lack of emotion, this song is still my favorite of any of Jason's music so far.


  1. Awesome photos - you definitely have a good 'eye' for capturing the beauty of nature!

  2. Those are all INCREDIBLE photos! THOSE definitely portray the beauty and magic of living in the middle of the U.S. :)

  3. fabulous Suz - no wonder you live there :)

  4. They should have used your photos as the backdrop for the video! Seriously, you Rock in photography :)
    Have a fab day!
    xo, misha

    p.s. do you know that your word veri is on? And Google has now added a second word to decipher and type. ugh.
    You may get more commenting if you turn it off. I have seen a few blogs where they state they will not comment if the new word veri is being used.
    Just wanted to let you know!

  5. Outstanding post full of outstanding photos! This is really fantastic!

  6. I just heard that song last week and LOVE it!

  7. Wonderful shots. And although I would miss the mountains were I to move to KS, I still think it's a beautiful state!

  8. I love your pix ~ soooo awesome! Makes me want to visit the middle.