Last Wednesday, my friend Sally and I went to the downtown library for a workshop.
When it was over, I stepped outside and took a few photos while I waited for Sally who was taking a phone call. This is the Historical Society Museum with its lovely clock tower.
I wish I'd gotten a photo of the front of this statue, but it was so windy and cold, I was happy to just get this much of it.
This was originally the old city library, but now it's a bank.
This part of downtown is an eclectic mix of old
and not so old.
Sally finished her phone call, so now it was time to leave the library. This library will soon be obsolete, since a new one is planned a few blocks away.
As we left downtown, we had to cross the bridge
where these sculptures were built a few years ago.
Next, we headed toward
Lawrence Dumont Stadium where, according to Wikipedia:
It is the home field of the Wichita Wingnuts independent baseball team, and also home to the annual National Baseball Congress World Series, the annual North American championship of the NBC, an organization of 15 amateur and semi-professional baseball leagues operating in the United States and Canada. It has been played at this stadium annually since 1935.Further:
It was home to the Wichita Wranglers minor league baseball team. The Wranglers left Wichita at the end of the 2007 season and moved to Springdale, Arkansas, where the team was renamed the Northwest Arkansas Naturals. The Wichita Wingnuts now play at Lawrence-Dumont.
Sally told me to get lots of photos, because the city is now planning on tearing this stadium down, even though there were major updates made in 2011.
So I got lots of photos to remember this stadium by before the wrecking ball knocks it down.
Next we were on our way home by a very different route. Note my deformed hand. I've mentioned my hands don't lie flat like others, and it's true.
More homes that are similar to my craftsman style home.
It's amazing how some of these porch supports and columns have changed over the years.
This is an apartment building where people rent. Only high end apartments are sold (and owned) in Wichita.
These houses were probably built in the 1960s.
Then it was time to head home.
As of last Wednesday, this is what my hyacinths looked like.
Here are the surprise lilies in the "flower bed."
More surprise lilies in the foreground and daffodils that have never bloomed in the background.
These daffodils used to bloom every spring, but haven't for the past two years. I need to find a better home for them.
While at the library, I took advantage of their sale items. Unfortunately, even their "sales" are expensive. Each book cost me $2.00. But I was looking for foreign text and that is what I found. I got everything from French to Russian to Chinese.
Yesterday when I checked my mail, this is what I found.
I'm happy, happy and love the beautiful colors I'm seeing that show spring has truly arrived here.
I know this was a long post, and I thank you more than you know for sticking with me through the entire post.