Of the more ethereal elements that influence the atmosphere of the art in this area, most pronounced are the basics of smoke, wind, sun, grass, and waves---waves of plant life, of weather, of time.
Here are some samples of the amazing wind:
Vultures and Crow WindDancing in typically high Kansas Winds
Flint Hills: American Gold Finches in High Winds
These winds only increased for three days
These winds in the wheat are actually quite soothing
The winds are not as bad in towns, but you do get used to the nature of it--
move ahead to 2:15 in this video
Two pictures i think truly capture WINDINESS:
The first, of the Lion, is a National Geographic Award winning photo, the second, i cannot find the credit for some reason. I keep looking. Chicago?
but it never seems to quite capture the power of it. I do not wonder that the first pioneers might have gone a bit mad, as they were unable to escape its effects.
For local Windmills, click my post HERE