While my friend Sally and I were out and about a few days ago, I turned on my camera and started taking pictures. Sadly, every time I took a photo, Sally sped up. Luckily, I managed to get a few decent drive by shots.
Before I walked to Sally's I took a few photos
of the Keeper of the Plains my next door neighbor made from steel. It is fabulous and he did an excellent job. What I would give to wrap some vinegar infused fabric around that sculpture and allow the sun to rust the fabric.
Luckily, the sun came out while Sally and I were out and about.
This is the Veterans Hospital in my town.
The VA (Veterans Administration) has taken a big hit because of the way it has treated our vets.
The flag above is our city flag.
I saw several of the city flags as we drove through this area.
This is the actual flag. I found this information at a company who makes and sells these flags:
It's red, white and blue and sixty years old. It's also rarer than hen's teeth and recognized by very few Wichitans. It's the official flag of the City of Wichita. So few copies of the flag have ever been made and flown that most Wichitans have never seen it.Further:
In a day when artists charge thousands of dollars to "develop a concept" for company logos, the 1937 prize money doesn't sound like much. A total of $85 was doled out among six top vote getters, but in hard economic times it was worth the effort. Artist Cecil McAlister was one of a large group of people vying for the $40 first prize in May, 1937. They submitted a hundred different designs to a panel of three other artists to judge. They selected McAlister's design, one based on Indian symbolism. It was accepted by proclamation on June 14, 1937, Flag Day.Its complex design was originally made of silk and, as noted above, represents and sports an Indian/Native American emblem. The flags are now made of nylon.
One of these days I want to visit this store.
Then it was off to lunch at a Mexican buffet.
Unfortunately, I only took three photos and none of them had our drinks in them.
But what impressed me was the tee Sally was wearing that showed her desire to save the bees.
Thanks for traveling with me around my town and joining me for lunch, too.