Saturday, April 19, 2008

Big business

This photo was taken at the Midian Shrine Circus.
Elephant rides at the circus - cost $6 per ticket, 5 passengers per elephant, 3 elephants, 1 minute per ride (at least that's how short the ride seemed), but I'm not complaining. I thought the price was fair, and brought a moment of joy to many children "of all ages". The entire circus lasted for three and a half hours, and was very entertaining and enjoyable.
Have you ever rode on an elephant?

Friday, April 18, 2008


This caught my eye, because of new green growth in the stems,
topped by the the dry, old bamboo from last year.
I've seen it old, dry, and brown.
And, I've seen it all green.
But, this was the first time I've seen it in combination.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Australian Outback

I snapped a shot of this sign, simply because I got a chuckle out of it.
That's a lot of flies!
Taken at the Sedgwick County Zoo, in Wichita, Ks.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


Photo taken at Sedwick County Zoo, in Wichita, Ks.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

"Riding off...

.... into the sunset".
On the evening this photo was taken, it looked as if the sun was setting right directly at the end of the street. The photo doesn't do justice, it's hard to get a good picture while the vehicle is in motion. And, we couldn't very well stop in the middle of traffic to snap a shot.

Monday, April 14, 2008


This is a close up of some flower blossoms on yesterday's trees.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Flowering Pear Trees

The Flowering Pear Trees have been in full bloom the last few weeks.
Tomorrow, I'll show a close up of the blossoms, on these very pretty trees.
From the net: One of the most beautiful and earliest spring blooming trees is the flowering pear (Pyrus calleryana). Tiny white flowers appear in April and fall like snow on spring green lawns. Glossy green leaves enhance the tree's graceful pyramidal shape and last late into fall, turning scarlet red in October and November. Sometimes called the ornamental pear, the flowering pear is an ideal ornament for any landscape.
From me: These "pear" trees do not bear fruit. Does anyone know how they came to have "Pear" in their name?