Oops! A little late! We are in the throws of packing to head to South Carolina. Might not post next week, but I’ll try!
Took a couple night shots of Wichita. Didn’t get a lot of time because it was really late [1am] and my husband was rather nervous about being in that part of town. I like this one though. It’s the old Sedgwick County Courthouse, in use from 1888 to 1959.
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This is the Exploration Place in downtown Wichita, KS, on the Arkansas River. It is a museum of sorts that encourages hands-on exploration and investigation of science for all ages. A really neat place to visit, maybe taking three hours or less to go through. Click here for more: http://www.exploration.org/
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It’s Scenic Sunday again! I’ve gone with a sunset theme, and couldn’t pick just one picture.
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Sun and Ice
Badlands Burning Clouds
Sinking Badlands Sun
It doesn’t matter where you are; to get a good sunset, you need the sun, some clouds, and a good view to the West!
Some crepuscular wildlife hoping around during sunset. This is One Eyed Jack, a desert cottontail that lived in the Badlands over this past summer. He had a rough little life and started out as a wee one that met some hungry predator with poor aim. Jack roamed around and, amazing us all, made it into late summer with his one good eye. This is the last time I saw him. We had a report of a child picking him up outside the Visitor Center, which is where this picture was taken the night before that report, and we never saw him again. Either someone took him home [can you imagine taking a WILD animal out of a National Park??? Two years ago, I confiscated a juv. swallow from some visitors that were taking him back to Chicago from YELLOWSTONE! wow!] or Jack and his one good eye couldn’t keep away from the Great Horned Owl below.
Great Horned Owl with a Perfect Perch
Ice on Cheney Lake, Kansas
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Took a jaunt out to see Cheney Lake, KS, and see if we could catch a sunset. A cloud bank was moving in, so there weren’t any neat cloud patterns, just a gray, almost featureless slab. The ice was neat though!
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Went to the Sedgewick County Park today to feed the ducks and geese. There is one pond in particular that all these fowl visit, probably because people feed them and it’s become habitual. There are the usual mallards, a wood duck or two, a colony of coots, a swarm of shovelers, lots of Canada geese, and all these tall, loud, pushy geese from the genus Anser and whatnot. The goose in this picture is an Embden goose, a domestic European breed. They can get up to 30 lbs!
I am going to include a color photo though because, despite being a loud, pushy, intimidating bird, this goose has beautiful blue eyes!
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