September 28, 2003
Both of this image and the one below are of prairie fires near
Cassoday. The photographs can be found in "On Fire," a book by
photographer Larry Schwarm.
Stories this photo appears in:
Former Lawrence resident chronicles beauty of Kansas phenomenon
Larry Schwarm is blessed. He can find and capture beauty in landscapes most Kansans take for granted. He's especially fond of the Flint Hills in early spring, a time when ranchers, like the American Indians before them, set fire to the previous year's grasses to hasten new growth.