Did you ever get the feeling that if it wasn’t for a 3 inch thick pane of reinforced glass, you’d be lunch?

I did.

These pictures were taken at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita the day before I moved to Pittsburg.  The new Tiger exhibit had recently opened, and my mom and I were really wanting to see it.  I graduated from FHSU, and am proud to be a Tiger.  Mom and I both love them.  A whole huge group of us went.  Mom, Dad, and me, Amanda, Steph’s family, and two of the most well behaved toddlers to ever toddle this planet.  We all had a really good time.

And my personal favorite…

And I’m rather fond of this one.


Eastborough Park

So this little park is a slice of nature 20 feet away from Kellogg in Wichita.  It’s in a little town within Wichita called Eastborough.  It was a hard enough place to get to…all the streets in the little town are one-way streets.  You need to know your way around.  I took some of my favorite pictures here, and it was well worth the confusing streets to get them.

This last one is my favorite.  I didn’t even know I had it until I got home and was able to fully review all of my pictures.  I was focusing on the stick and didn’t even realize I had gotten the droplets.


Okay, time to tell a little bit more about me.  Well, kinda me.  The dog.  The biggest reason why my blood pressure hasn’t made the doctor’s eyebrows climb off her forehead in a very long time.  This is Strider.  Also known as Fuzzbutt, Strider-Man, The Stridley One, Cheezeball, and Sausage.

He was a birthday gift from a good friend a few years ago, and I’m pretty sure he’s one of the best things to ever happen to me.  I mean come on…how can you stay in a bad mood when you come home to this?

He’s spoiled rotten.  And he’s got me, and my dad wrapped around that cute fuzzy little paw of his.

Rat’s Nest

So, you think that rat’s nest of cords behind your computer desk is bad?

It’s nothing compared to Master Control at a television station…I work at a CBS affiliate in SE Kansas.  I’ve worked at three television stations in my career, and I can tell you that most, if not all, tv stations look like this behind the racks.

Kinda makes the cords behind your desk seem a bit more manageable, doesn’t it?

Crescent Sun

So, as most of you know, there was an annular eclipse today.  Me, being the astronomy nut and shutter bug I am, went out to take pictured.  There’s a bit of a story here…Amanda’s in town, so we hopped into the car and went west.  As we were driving, trying not to blind ourselves as we attempted to see the eclipse, we passed some people pulled over to watch.  They had a telescope.  Amanda suggested we stop and see it we could join them.  And thus we met Joe, Wanda, and Phyllis.  Three super nice astronomy buffs who were kind enough to let two total strangers crash their eclipse party.  They had a telescope set up, and it was amazing to watch the eclipse in this, especially when the clouds passed over the sun.

Once the sun dropped below those clouds there, we were able to watch the eclipse with no problems.  And I started taking pictures.

So, there it is.  My very first eclipse!  *does happy dance*

And thank you Joe, Wanda, and Phyllis, for letting us hang out with you for what turned out to be a really fun evening!!!