Yesterday, we finished driving through the last half of Kansas, drove all the way through central Oklahoma, and made it to Wichita Falls, Texas where we stopped for the night.

Along the way, we noticed that once we got south of South Dakota, whenever we crossed a bridge, the majority of the creek and river beds were bone dry.

We’re not certain if water eventually runs again in these spots. Hopefully it does. Hubs and I had a long conversation about this, because some of the bridges are so elaborate and well maintained that surely the water must flow under them from time to time.

We have a “lake” close to our home town (more like a big slough) that used to be full. Then, there were many seasons of drought, to a point where farmers were able to seed the lake bed. In 2011, due to extreme snow runoff and heavy spring rains, it filled up again.

We supposed that this type of weather cycle is why these bridges over dirt have to be maintained.

I caught my feature photo close to the Oklahoma/Texas state line last evening. The glow of the light from the setting sun on a river that actually had a little bit of water in it gave me the idea for today’s post. I was lucky to catch the shot on the way by.

Photo Note: I added a portrait filter in Snapseed to enhance the sunset’s reflection on the water. In doing this, it also enhanced the halo around the setting sun. Sometimes little edits like this provide nice surprises.

“… the Mississippi River she’s a goin’ dry”

Hank Williams Jr