Saturday, November 24, 2007

Look familiar?

This is the photo, that the header for this blog was cropped from.
The Keeper of the Plains

Friday, November 23, 2007

Fall color

Autumn was ablaze in this tree, and with the sunlight filtering through, it was lovely.

Thursday, November 22, 2007


This is Wichita's only castle, it was built in 1886-1888. Its has had several owners over the years, and is now a Bed and Breakfast. If you'd like to see inside, or read about this historical building, click here castleinnriverside

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Red bridge

This red bridge is for walking, and riding bicycles, across the river. It connects bicycle paths on each side of the river. In the background (towards the end of the bridge) are the colored totems that encircle an intersection, and are lit in various colors each evening. This photo was taken in the daytime, while they were off.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Got milk?

This building has lots of milk, and dairy products. The cow over the entrance has been there for many years. This use to be Steffen's Ice and Ice Cream Co., and is now Hiland Dairy Foods. Its not uncommon to see large dairy trucks pulling up to this building, bringing milk from local dairy farms processing, packaging (bottled), and distribution to grocery stores. They have a website, with some history, and recipes: hilanddairy Elarging the photo gives a better view of the cow, and the decor of the building.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Ride'm high

This is Old Cowtown's new welcoming committee.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Dutch oven

Here he's hanging a cast iron dutch oven over the campfire. I wonder what's inside.
Probably nothing, it's probably just for show.
But, in the old days, many a pot of;
beans, chilli, stew, and other dishes,
would of been cooked over an open fire.