I had a fun-filled weekend even though I spent a lot of time on the road. It was great to see family at the wedding. The ceremony was Catholic without food and beverage (a term my nephew used to describe the service since communion was not given). The weekend was drama free and everything went off without a hitch. My nephew married a lovely young woman who has had a positive impact on his life. Her family was warm and welcoming and outnumbered the groom’s. It think the new couple will have a great life together. I drove home on Sunday morning.
Most people think the drive across Kansas is boring but one has to enjoy the beauty of the land. The great American landscape reminded me of a Diebenkorn abstract painting with its colorful geometric shapes. Recent rains left the land green with new growth while freshly plowed fields were still muddy. The native grasses waved in the wind. It was patchwork of greens, browns and tans. Soon I was in the middle of Denver’s urban sprawl and the relentless freeway traffic. Thankfully, most of the drive was pleasantly scenic.