Memorial Day in a small town is peaceful. Lots of family gatherings and barbeque, but not loud like the 4th of July. It was a pleasant morning for a bike ride around town. I took a few photos along the way, including a couple from east of town.

It was an interesting ride, as I saw some geese floating in the Smoky Hill River, something I’ve never seen before! There was also a small drone flying over the river bridge as I went over and I managed to get a cool shot of the sun over the bridge, with the white cottonwood tree “puffs” floating in the air.

While east of town I saw a huge snapping turtle in the creek, about 20 feet below the bridge.

Later we went for a ride to a couple of area cemeteries to pay our respects and I took a few more images while we were out. Descriptions are at the bottom of each picture.

Memorial Day around Lindsborg

What a colorful front yard!

Memorial Day around Lindsborg

Geese floating on the Smoky Hill River

Memorial Day around Lindsborg

Smoky Hill River Bridge and cottonwood tree “fluff”

Memorial Day around Lindsborg

A little over 3 miles east of Lindsborg, looking west. A favorite spot to ride!

Memorial Day around Lindsborg

Big snapping turtle, creek east of town

Memorial Day around Lindsborg

Flag at attention at Rose Hill cemetery

Memorial Day around Lindsborg

The hills northwest of Lindsborg

Memorial Day around Lindsborg

A closer view of the hills northwest of Lindsborg

Memorial Day around Lindsborg

Avenue of flags at Elmwood cemetery