Beauty, Art & Recreation

“Paintings of the Flint Hills are like conversations between the artist and the viewer:… “This is what I see, this is how I feel, this is what I think is important.”
-artist Louis Copt, Symphony in the Flint Hill Field Journal (2012) page 137

“The Kansas prairies are as mysterious and moody as the sea in their loveliness, yet we graze them and plow them and mark them with roads and do not see them.”
-William Allen White, quoted by Thomas Fox Averill, Symphony in the Flint Hills Journal (2012) page 145

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.”
-John Lubbock

“The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.”
-Henry Miller

“Moments of poignant emotion occur easily in the Flint Hills, as the landscape is so arresting…We imagine the philosopher’s ‘infinite space’…”
-Patricia McDonnell, Symphony in the Flint Hill Field Journal (2012) page 156

"There is not one blade of grass, there is no color in this world that is not intended to make us rejoice."
-John Calvin

“Breathless, we flung us on a windy hill, Laughed in the sun, and kissed the lovely grass.”
-Rupert Brooke