Now that the Coronavirus has limited us in our travel opportunities, perhaps we can take time to appreciate the interesting things in our backyard - things that we might have otherwise overlooked. I have spent a good portion of my life in Central Kansas and have gained a great appreciation for the landscapes and history there. Sometimes, a seemingly non-descript back road can bring you to an interesting scene. Such was the case outside of the town of Lincoln, Kansas. On this early November day, I found a Cottonwood tree showing beautiful fall foliage, a historic bedstead truss bridge, a classic stretch of dirt road, and some hay bales in the background all surrounded by a rolling Kansas landscape. To me, this just typifies the subtle beauty of the Plains and Midwest.