Day 241—We’re Not In Kansas Anymore

Kansas is the Sunflower State and the sunflower appears on the Kansas State flag. Those facts made an article I found with a priceless quote all the more interesting to me: “That plant on our state flag is not a marijuana plant, but a sunflower.” This quote is from the attorney for a former mayor of a place called Bel Aire, Kansas, whose home was raided by police and whose sunflower plants were confiscated as contraband, the police believing they were marijuana. I thought the quote seemed a little Wizard of Oz-ish and the huge field of sunflowers I discovered at the intersection of Highway 99 and Elverta Road when I drove home from Redding this afternoon, was perfect to illustrate the quote.

Focal Length 200mm
ISO 100
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One thought on “Day 241—We’re Not In Kansas Anymore

  1. You found a sunflower field with the sunflowers facing the road! Yay! Very cheery! I want to find a sunflower field to photograph too!
    PS- Love the story! Contraband!

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