Prairies Edge Weekly Blog
We are offering a special weekend getaway including 2 nights in our spacious guestrooms with king size beds, breakfasts, and refreshments. This is a wonderful time to enjoy Friday night music, excellent local food, main street shops and galleries, Saturday morning at the Tallgrass Preserve, Saturday afternoon courthouse tour, scenic drive (or trail bike) through the Flint Hills, and rest and relaxation on our wonderful veranda's, and hike to the Chase State Lake Falls. The sunsets at the Preserve are stunning. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to plan your visit.
What a beautiful evening under the lacy leaves of the walnut trees on the banks of the creek in Council Grove. A walking trail now ambles along from main street to the Kaw Mission. There you will find a Kansas Historian working to preserve the history of those who lived in this area centuries ago. First the Indians and then the pioneers. This was an exciting place late in the 1800's as the people voyaged across North America enjoying the freedom of a new land. Finding grasslands, trees for building and furniture making, a climate for growing food, and suitable for animals grazing the prairie. The people already further west and at the Pacific needed goods and this was the way of shipping and commerce in the day. This pleasant evening it was a delight to hear the music of the Tallgrass Express. You will often find them at special Flint Hills event. They share music of guitar, fiddle and banjo. And words and stories to learn about the people and the region here. Annie Wilson, teacher, singer, song-writer does this along with organizing Friday evening jam sessions at the Prairie PastTimes artist cooperative in Cottonwood Falls.
The hills are now a lush green and as you get closer you realize there are many other plants amidst the grasses as well. Nature has decorated the hills with many colors such as orange, purple, blue, bright pink and yellow. The butterflies are happily fluttering about the Milkweed. The prairie birds fly and perch amidst the grasses, and their songs are so sweet along with the breeze and fresh air. You can walk the Tallgrass Prairie paths or enjoy a ride and hear the Park Rangers share more about this ancient environment.
Writing this with weekly updates about what is happening at Spring Street and the places I love in the beautiful Flint Hills.