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Kansas: Land of Tumbling Tumbleweeds

Tumbleweeds, piling up on the prairie.  This cemetery fence in Ford County has captured several of the rolling weeds. (Photo by Cheryl Unruh)

Once again, tumbleweeds have been piling up across the plains. Roughly the size of a beach ball, the rolling weeds usually become airborne after the first hard freeze. As Commentator Cheryl Unruh tells us, these hazards of the highway always seem to be in season in western Kansas.

Commentator Cheryl Unruh is a writer and author who lives in Emporia. Her latest book is titled "Waiting on the Sky." You'll find more of her essays online, at That's Fly Over People - DOT - net.

Tomorrow (SAT), Cheryl Unruh will be among 80 Kansas authors at the Topeka-Shawnee County Public Library for a book signing session. Saturday's event runs from 1 to 5 p.m. Click here for more information.

Kansas: Land of Tumbling Tumbleweeds


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