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?