Monday, September 29, 2008

Such fun

Sights, sounds, lights, motion - the fun of childhood.
Photo taken at the Kansas State Fair, in Hutchinson Ks - a place where lots of Wichitan's go each year for - carousel rides and more!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Exploration Place

This is a view of Exploration Place from the back side. It's a science museum with lots of stuff for kids to do, and adults, too. Their most recent exhibit is called "The Scoop on Poop". Y'all want to go?

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Old steps

Near the Central Street Bridge

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Young Weeping Willow

I guess if I was a tree, this is the kind I would be, as there has been a fair amount of weeping in my life. Although, I have the strength of a mighty Oak. What kind of tree would you be?

Friday, September 19, 2008


It wasn't until just now - as I posted this picture, that I noticed the way to the Museums on the River is down???

Crossing the street

To cross the street, just push the button, and wait for the WALK signal.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Museums on the River

This is a decorative wall near the area of several Wichita museums.
It has the etching of the Arkansas river on it.
If you live anywhere but Kansas - this river is pronounced as "Are-Kan-Saw". But, in Kansas it is pronounced as "Are-Kansas". Interesting how the state you live in "Kan" make a difference in the pronunciation of a river that runs through it.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Suspended Bridge

This walking & bicylcling bridge leads to the Keeper of the Plains Plaza, in Wichita Ks.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Swollen River

Forcefully flowing over a small dam.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Burger King

When you "have it your way" - what do you request on your hamburger?
For me - it's Mayonaise, Lettuce, Onion, Tomato, and Cheese.
Sometimes if available, Jalapeno's.
But, never dill pickles.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

These signs are posted

In many grocery store, and shopping center parking lots.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Front and back

See the earring on the front of the dress?
And, the silver sash with a bow in back.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Old building

I wonder what's going on with this old building - looks like it's undergoing some restoration work.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Morning reflection

Morning - same picture frame as in yesterday's photo, only the next morning it no longer reflected the lamp - but instead curtains and morning light coming in a window.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Evening reflection

Evening - Lamp reflecting on the glass of a picture frame.

Post post

Notice, the word "Post" appears on two of the cereal boxes.
Does that make this a Post post?
Or, is that Total nonsense?

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Sunlight shining

on a few petals, while the rest have it made in the shade.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Some shade

on a sunlit path - lined with; grass, trees and plants, at Botanica.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Imperfect photo

of a perfect flower.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


- that children can climb on -
Taken at the Sedgwick County Zoo, in Wichita Ks

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Brick Sidewalks

Taken along side Douglas Street - a street that use to also be paved in red brick, much like the sidewalk.

Monday, August 25, 2008


No matter where you go, no matter where you look, history is all around you.

Saturday, August 23, 2008


Taken through the window of an antique store.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Friday, August 15, 2008


I'm "Tire"'d

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Each time....

.... I see this beautiful old building - it beckons to me like a child saying "take my picture".
And, so I did.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

I solemly swear...

... to find my earring!

Monday, August 11, 2008

From a different angle...

... another view of the same building in yesterday's photo.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Rectangular windows....

... and zig zag fire escape.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Water, water, everywhere

Flat area water fountains, like this one, are found in various parts of Wichita, and other towns and cities. They provide cool, free, fun, for the kids who enjoy playing in them, and time out for their busy parents to sit and relax (in the hot sun!).

Friday, August 08, 2008

Big balls....

.... of concrete, separating the pedestrian area from the parking area.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Fuzzy fox tails

I don't know if it's the official name for this plant, but I call it Fox Tail.
It makes for a nice landscaping trim.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Pond Rule

It reads "Ducks Only" - but we saw fish, and turtles swimming, too!
Guess, they can't read.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Municipal Pool

In my youth, I loved to go swimming at Municipal Pool, near Riverside Park. It was a huge swimming pool, with several diving boards (high and low) - and two early day water slides. They were so much fun, one was straight, and the other had a few bumps to it. They had water running down them to add to the sliding fun. They were just slides like you would see at a park, the metal kind - but at the end - you splashed into the pool.

Now - Wichita, has many public pools scattered throughout the city. Smaller pools, for neighborhoods to have easy access to.

This is a photo of a commemorative plaque about the wonderful old swimming pool, that was so much fun. I remember it having a chain link fence that sectioned it off from the diving area. Some would dive off the board, and swim under water - and under the chainlink fence ending up up in the swimming area. Those were the days!

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Eye of the beholder

This big guy, or gal, was sitting by the edge of the opening of the trash can. It was larger than most flies, and makes me think of what I use to hear of being referred to as a horsefly.

In the beautiful Riverside Park, that I've been showing photo's from, this bugs favorite place was right by the opening of the trash can. Just goes to show 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder'. Speaking of eye(s) - aren't they an interesting color?

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Nature's paintbrush

I like the contrasts of; grass, dirt, water, light, shade, and reflection, in this photo of the pond.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Thursday, July 31, 2008


Get it?
(Eye see you!)

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Puzzling landscape

I like this photo, it makes me think of a couple of puzzle pieces that almost fit together, leaving only a little sky between. Do you see it that way?

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Calm and serene

- Lilly Pads and a Gazebo -
Taken at Riverside Park, in Wichita Ks
Riverside Park is a large park, with lots to see and enjoy.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Manmade lilly pad

This was taken at Riverside Park, in Wichita, Ks.
Tomorrow, I'll show you more of these, from a distance.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

I'm curious...

What is the first thing you notice in this photo?

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Friday, July 25, 2008

Basket of crackers

Polly, want a cracker?

Thursday, July 24, 2008


Photo taken in Mel's Bar and Grill - a place that serves great sandwiches, and other tasty menu items. It has a nice old wooden saloon style counter, with large mirror, and bar stools. It also has wooden tables and chairs, and tall wooden booths. It has a lot of old wooden furnishings, and is a nice place to cool off, and dine.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

What fun

What fun to balance and walk on the edge of the path, instead of on the path.
See the mothers hand extended to catch him if he falls.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


This little guy is demonstrating (or trying to) how this bicycling apparatus works. Put your feet on the pedals, and your hands on the handle bars, and round and round they go. He needs to grow a bit, to fully master this piece of playground equipment. Maybe it's more for Mom's and Dad's who are bring their chidren to the park. This photo was taken at Riverside Park, in Wichita, Ks.