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.
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.