Saturday, December 15, 2007

Leisurely reading

Thinking back to when you were around the age of this young girl, do you recall some of your favorite books? It looks like this is a book she just can't put down. I wasn't much of a reader. This statue is found to the west of Wichita's Century II Convention Center.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Light bulbs

This display of energy saving light bulbs, was on exhibit at Botanica's illuminations event.

And, regarding yesterday's photo of the prize winning photo, I want to thank those of you who thought possibly I was the winning photographer. I wasn't, I didn't have an entry in the contest.

And, regarding my question of what the inner set of tracks, on the railway bridge tracks, were for, read Moonshadow's comment in yesterday's post. Moonshado sought the answer, and got it. Good job, MS, now I am "on the right track".

Thursday, December 13, 2007

1st Place

This photo, of a 1st prize photo, was taken at Botanica.
There was a lot of really nice entries in the competition.
All of them taken at Botanica.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Santa Claus

Santa was at Botanica,
delighting children as they lined up to tell him what they'd like for Christmas.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

On the right track?

Hyderabad asked about the train tracks in the Old Railway Bridge photo. I'm not sure of the answer, but thought I would post this 'turn around' view which shows the end of the inner set of tracks. I wondered about them, too, and thought they must be some added tracks, for better stability while crossing the bridge. Anyone know, if I'm "on the right track". to see the other side of the tracks, click here Bridge

Monday, December 10, 2007

Warming up

Besides the chiminea's at Botanica, there were also some gas fueled (I have no idea what they are called) warming posts. They have flames in the upper portion and the heat is deflected in a downward direction by the umbrella style topper. This is something I've not experienced before, and I was impressed with how much warmth they provide. And, if that wasn't enough to warm up the Botanica guests - there was also hot cocoa, and hot apple cider for $1. Whoever put this together - did a nice job in considering the welcome relief of warmth in the midst of a cold winter stroll through the illuminated gardens.

Sunday, December 09, 2007


Nature's Way provided quite a few chimineas for warm stops along the illimunated paths of Botanica. I don't know what kind of wood was burning in them, but it sure smelled good. In this photo, you can also see the sacks with lights in them - these lined all the paths and sidewalks.