I was looking over my flower beds this evening and noticed something shiny in the middle of the Live-forevers. As I looked closer, I discovered the jewel-looking object was a water droplet that had remained there all day, through the wind and sun.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
Last summer we had a teacher that suddenly passed away. At her memorial, money was raised to create this memorial garden. Today, a group of Middle School students weeded, removed leaves and trash, and spread rock over the area. When they were done, they were pretty proud of their accomplishment. I was pretty proud of them too. I know Ms. A would have been.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Went back to Botanica today to help my daughter while she took Senior pictures of a friend of hers. I was amazed how quickly the tulips were gone. We were just there a week and a half ago. I'll have to return in a few more weeks to see what they plant or what comes up in their place.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
This clock is at located at the intersection of Main and Douglas in Wichita. Main and Douglas are considered the official crossroads, where the numbering of the streets in all four directions start. That's why it is called "One Main Place."
Friday, April 16, 2010
As I was a bit early in meeing a friend for dinner, I went looking for my post for today. This is the "Keeper of the Plains" that stands as the "confluence of the Big and Little Arkansas"(pronounced "ar-KANSAS" not "ar-KAN-saw") rivers. He stands "with his hands raised" to the Great Spirits, and as a tribute to the Native American Tribes who continue to gather at this sacred site. The rivers meet here and continue southeast towards the Mississippi River.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
I know, I'm obsessed with old barns. But there is something about them that intrigues me. Maybe it's because as a kid we had a family friend who lived on a farm and I remember playing with their kids in their barn. Or maybe it just stems from my love of old things.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
The Daily suggests to "capture something newsworthy to you." This won't make the Times, but when they poured out front porch, they didn't put enough support or tie-ins underneath. Consequently, over 18 years, it has settled down below the brick capping. Luckily, it is pulling away from the baywindow, instead of causing the baywindow to pull down with it. I don't want to think what it's going to cost to break the concrete out and repour it. UGH!
Monday, April 12, 2010
So don't think I'm morbid or anything, but on my way home, I went through a little cemetary in the town of Maize, just north of town. I think you can learn a lot about history when you walk through a cemetary. Although these roses are silk, they are a rememberance of what used to be.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Tim (hubby) & I took advantage of the 80 degree weather today and went to Wichita's Botanica Gardens. The tulips and daffodils were in full bloom, with other flower varieties starting. This is called "Shakespear's Garden" and "many of the flowers and herbs in the Garden are either mentioned in Shakespear's writings or were popular in gardens during his time." Here are some more photos.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
I pass this barn everyday on my way to and from school. It used to be farther out in the country, but as the city has expanded, it's becoming closer and closer. It used to be really weathered-looking, however, a couple of years ago, the owners put siding on it. I didn't know they made siding for barns!
Thursday, April 8, 2010
This is a garden area outside of the library at school. It's what we call "Kassidy's Korner". Four years ago, Kassidy was a student at our school who lost her life to Leukemia. Although I didn't know Kassidy well, her friends and classmates remember her as having "amazing courage". They tell me although the disease was "wrecking" her body, she always had "a radiant smile on her face" and "a joke to tell." In May, her classmates will be promoted to the high school. However, this garden will always be here to remind them of their "cherished friend".
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
The wind has been blowing for several days, so with the high humidity, I wasn't surprised we ended up with a storm. You can't see it in the photo, but it is raining with the sun is shining. The storm was forming right over our neighborhood and heading northeast. Ah...it's NOW spring in Kansas!
Monday, April 5, 2010
On my way home from school today, I noticed two trees in a yard with these very large, pinkish flowers. The trees were so pretty. After some internet digging, I discovered they were Magnolia Trees. I've never seen so many large flowers on a tree like this. Ahh, I love spring!!!
Sunday, April 4, 2010
With the warm weather we've had the past several days, the Bradford Pear trees have really blossomed. For those who don't know what they are, they are a fruitless, fast growing tree, that blossoms in the spring, then lose their blossoms which are replaced by leaves. Yet, their wood is soft which means they can break easily in a storm.