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Returning home, the sun catches the American flag – and I stop to notice just how many homes in the neighborhood and throughout farm towns all across our country fly them: with pride. (Seneca, KS, 05:41 PDT, SX700 1/320s f5.6 ISO100)

Then again, I also don’t know how many neighborhoods live close enough to our land and heritage to look down the block to see the start of a cornfield. (Seneca, KS, 05:42 PDT, SX700 1/320s f5.6 ISO125)

Please note additional images from this ‘normal,’ yet very special Sunday morning in Seneca are sprinkled throughout this blog:

Kansas Maps Photo Gallery

They wore a grey cloth imported from the Netherlands, which the general had ordered to try and make his men less conspicuous in the field (a use of camouflage that was not in general practice for another 200 years!) His portrait shows stern features and a huge white beard. He scandalised society by never wearing boots. Overlooking the Forth Estuary beyond The Binns is ancient Blackness Castle and the palatial Hopetoun House, all worth visiting. There are caravans by Bridge 40, and to the south is Campfleurie House, a French name. Continuing, there is a spread of allotments on the south side. Kingscavil’s Park Bridge, number 41, was the site of one of the change houses along the travel destination. The name means the ‘King’s plot of land’ but the house and estate once belonged to the Hamiltons; young, newly-wed, cheery Patrick Hamilton was to be burnt at the stake in 1528 as the first Protestant martyr of the Reformation. In 1745, Prince Charles slept in the old house while his army lay at Threemiletown (Scots miles, longer than English). The bridge’s number 41 has weathered away, and there are deep rope grooves on the bridge corners. There are visitors’ moorings, and a launching slip on the far side.

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